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Diving into DeFi — Crypto Crime in DeFi

With the rise in DeFi crime, regulatory scrutiny around DeFi also increases.

DeFi
4 minutes
Last Updated
February 9, 2022
ERC-721 vs ERC-1155: Overview, Characteristics, and Differences

Most NFT tokens are built on ERC-721 and ERC-1155 token standards. ERC-1155 facilitates the creation of fungible, semi-fungible, and non-fungible tokens, whereas, ERC-721 enables the creation of only the latter. Learn more about the characteristics and the differences between both the token standards.

Non-Fungible Tokens
5 minutes
Last Updated
April 25, 2022
NFTs Risks and Regulatory Landscape

With NFTs shaking up the art, music, and gaming world, it is important to understand some of the risks and challenges associated with NFTs

Non-Fungible Tokens
5 minutes
Last Updated
April 25, 2022
NFTs Primer: Overview, Features, Uses, Legal Status, Creating, Tracking, and Transferring Ownership of NFTs.

NFTs are shaking up the art, music, and gaming world. Additionally, they are becoming a key part of the Metaverse economy. Learn more about how NFTs work, their features, use-cases, and some key regulations governing them.

Non-Fungible Tokens
6 minutes
Last Updated
April 25, 2022
Privacy Coins Primer: Overview, Pros and Cons, Legal Status and How They Work

Privacy coins preserve anonymity and ensure untraceability by hiding the flow of funds across their networks. The use of privacy coins for illicit activities using crypto is rapidly increasing and so are the regulations over them. Find out more about privacy coins work, the pros/cons, and the legal implications of using them.

Privacy Coins
3 minutes
Last Updated
April 25, 2022
Canada Crypto Regulations Primer: Legality, AML/KYC, Licensing, and the Travel Rule Requirements

Canada primarily regulates cryptocurrencies under security laws, which are enacted on a provincial basis. The CSA harmonizes all securities laws and facilitates coordination between various provincial and territorial securities regulators. As per the CSA, if a coin or token is deemed to be a security, then businesses issuing such coins have to meet the registration, prospectus requirements, and AML/KYC requirements. With cryptocurrencies quickly gaining traction in Canada, it is essential for crypto-asset trading platforms and financial institutions to understand the Canadian regulatory landscape.

Canada
4 minutes
Last Updated
Switzerland Digital Assets Regulations: Licensing, AML/KYC, Stablecoins, and the Travel Rule

Switzerland has established itself as a crypto haven, attracting a lot of crypto businesses due to its advanced regulatory framework and crypto-friendly approach. With one of the robust licensing and AML/KYC policies in the world, Switzerland revamped its framework for tokens by enforcing the DLT Act in 2021. The new law allows tokenized securities to trade on the blockchain with the same legal standing as traditional assets.

Switzerland
4 minutes
Last Updated
Impact of Crypto on Sanctions: Use of crypto to evade sanctions and ways to prevent it

Though the regulators accept that most of the activity related to crypto is licit, they are also worried about the increased use of crypto in facilitating illicit transactions.

Sanction
6 minute read
Last Updated
February 18, 2022