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Crypto Assets Defined as Financial Products

Summary: Crypto assets have been declared financial products in a draft declaration issued by the FCSA The draft is open to comment from the public until 28 January 2021 Those providing advice or intermediary services in respect of crypto assets will need to register as financial services providers and be subject to stricter controls On […]

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First Steps toward Crypto Asset Regulation in SA

The release in the past few weeks by National Treasury of proposed amendments to the schedules to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FIC Act), seems to have passed largely unnoticed by the general public. This, however, marks the first real step taken by government in achieving its stated aim of implementing a proportionate and

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POPI Compliance: Can Personal Information be Stored on a Blockchain?

In the wake of the Panama Papers and with growing instances of data breaches and identity theft, software developers need to show that they are taking privacy seriously. The proliferation of digitised-storage of data has moved global attention to the blockchain – the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. While the future of Bitcoin is

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