A Guide to the UK Regulations for Cryptoasset Businesses

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claire_cummings

Claire Cummings

Managing Partner
Cummings Pepperdine
Mriganka Pattnaik

Mriganka Pattnaik

Co-founder and CEO
Merkle Science

The UK is witnessing a tectonic shift in its crypto regulatory landscape. With many changes in regulation including HMT’s Kalifa review, numerous public consultation papers, bringing crypto businesses within the perimeter of FCA’s ML regulations, and changes to FATF guidance, compliance is becoming increasingly complex for UK-based crypto businesses. This guide provides you with a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming regulations, the FCA’s registration procedure, and AML/CFT compliance requirements.

Why read this guide?

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Comprehensive overview of all cryptocurrency regulations in the UK
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Details about FCA’s registration regime and how you can apply for it
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Coverage of upcoming regulations in the UK
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Outline of the FCA's AML/CTF compliance requirements
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