Canadian Exchanges to Report Transactions Over $10k per Proposed Regulations

Canadian bitcoin investors and cryptocurrency traders are going to be subjected to an increased level of market surveillance soon if the government has its way. Once the proposed regulations are implemented, every transaction above $10,000 CAD will have to be reported.

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Crypto Exchanges to Report as MSBs

According to the proposed amendments published in the Canada Gazette, 'Persons and entities that are 'dealing in virtual currency' would be financial entities or other entities deemed domestic or foreign MSBs, as the case may be. These 'dealing in' activities include virtual currency exchange services and value transfer services. As required of all MSBs, persons and entities dealing in virtual currencies would need to implement a full compliance program and register with FINTRAC. In addition, all reporting entities that receive $10,000 or more in virtual currency (e.g. deposits, any form of payment) would have record-keeping and reporting obligations.'

FATF Standards

According to the statement, the changes will not be implemented to provide greater clarity to traders and the exchanges who asked for it. Instead they will be to "close loopholes” and address deficiencies in compliance with the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the inter-governmental body that sets international benchmarks on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

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