Concerns are growing around the world about the impact of crypto mining, which affects the environment, and the use of digital resources for illegal activities. Governments are struggling to balance the need for greater oversight and investor protection with the desire to make money in a growing industry. In Russia, Vladimir Putin has indicated he supports a plan to tax and regulate crypto-mining, rather than ban it as was proposed by his central bank. Key Democratic lawmakers in the U.S., which has become the largest bitcoin-mining center following China’s ban last year, have been holding hearings and asking mining companies for details on their power usage and greenhouse-gas emissions.
Nations such as the U.K. and Spain are taking steps to tighten rules around misleading crypto advertising, with a British watchdog proposing to restrict industry marketing to wealthy and experienced investors. Singapore’s financial regulator told crypto companies to refrain from advertising their services to the public.
Meanwhile, regulators in Estonia and the U.S. are trying to crack down on what one American official referred to as “mountains” of fraud in the digital asset space, as they see coins being used for tax evasion, money laundering, and even terrorism financing.
Blockchain Investigation Agency is looking forward to these changes, but normally it will take a few years to be implemented, it's more like an Action Plan 2022 - 2026.
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