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Australia: Crypto clampdown: AML/CTF regime extended to digital currencies

With moves across Asia Pacific to regulate cryptocurrency, Alec Christie and James Wong, Partner and Solicitor at Ernst & Young Australia respectively, discuss the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism (‘AML/CTF’) Financing Amendment Act 2017 (‘the Amendment Act’) which, from 3 April 2018, imposed obligations on digital currency exchange (‘DCE’) providers operating in Australia.

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