On 1st November, Katten published a briefing saying that the FCA had published a new webpage setting out important information for UK cryptoasset businesses in the context of AML/CFT. The FCA will be the AML/CFT regulator for certain cryptoasset activities starting January 10th. All existing UK businesses in scope of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 which currently conduct any of such cryptoasset activities must be registered with the FCA by January 20th 2021 in order to continue trading; and from January 10th 2020, UK businesses involved in these cryptoasset activities must comply with the Regulations.
The webpage is at –
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