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Al Doseri Law
This article provides an overview of the Central Bank of Bahrain's regulations that govern crypto-asset exchanges' establishment as licensed platforms incorporated in Bahrain.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
Following the upgrade of Mauritius to ‘Largely Compliant' on Recommendation 15 (new technologies) by the Financial Action Task Force, the Financial Services Commission ("FSC") hosted a workshop...
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
In line with the national objective of strengthening the security of the digital sphere, the Computer Emergency Response Team Mauritius has launched the MAUSHIELD platform on 13 September 2022.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
As part of its ongoing objective to position Mauritius as Africa's Fintech Hub, the Financial Services Commission ("FSC") issued updates to its Guidance Notes under its Fintech Series.
BLC Robert
With the coming into operation of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 (the "Act") on 7 February 2022, Mauritius is seeking to become a jurisdiction of choice for investors...
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
As part of its ongoing objective to strengthen the position of Mauritius as a FinTech hub.
On 15 July 2022, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) issued the following rules under the VAITOS (VAITOS Rules).
The world is moving at a fast pace and in line with modernisation, our means of transacting has progressed significantly.
One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably been our increased reliance on emerging technologies to the extent that it now forms an integral part of our ‘new normal' way of life.
Streamsowers & Kohn
The digital world is here to stay. It is the new normal. This realisation was responsible for the conclusion of the OECD that the digital economy cannot be ringfenced for tax purposes...
Cryptocurrencies have been gaining momentum in recent years, notwithstanding various concerns and critiques about the use-case of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual...
South Africa
Adams & Adams
The Ethiopian Central Bank issued a directive calling on all operators of cryptocurrency in the country, to register with the Network Security Administration (INSA). INSA is the national cybersecurity agency.
Adams & Adams
The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has announced that South Africa intends to launch Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg ("UJ") and Tshwane University of Technology ("TUT").
Recently, the Prudential Authority, acting in terms of the Banks Act, 1990, issued a guidance note (G10/2022) to inform banks and bank controlling companies of practices...
Recent cyber-attacks in South Africa have demonstrated how vulnerable South Africa is to cybercrimes. Trends have shown that the public sector in South Africa has experienced a large volume of cyber incidents.
United Arab Emirates
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
On 25th August 2022, VARA, Dubai's independent regulator for Virtual Assets, launched its operations officially by issuing bespoke licensing regulations.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") continues to maintain its position as the leader in financial technology ("FinTech") in the Middle East.
GRATA International
By the Order of the director of the National Agency for Advanced Projects of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On approval of the rules for trading crypto assets on a crypto exchange" No. 3379 dated August 15, 2022, ...
GRATA International
By Order of the Director of the National Agency for Advanced Projects of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On approval of the regulation on the procedure for licensing the activities of...
Anjarwalla & Khanna
The global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach an estimated USD 6 trillion by the end of 2022 and USD 10.5 trillion by 2025.
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