The European Parliament by 574 votes to 13, supported by the documents involving in countering the laundering of illegal funds (AML) and terrorism financing, the tightening of regulatory requirements in the use of virtual currencies. The document was a partial response to the terrorist attacks of 2015 and 2016, which occurred in Paris and Brussels, and the scandal of the Panama Papers.
Under the new rules the fifth update of the guidelines for AML, banks, exchange cryptocurrency platform and virtual wallets must be registered and hold the appropriate control customers. However, in the future citizens will be able to obtain information on beneficiaries of companies operating in the EU, which should also contribute to anti-corruption measures.
The document will come into force three days after it is published in the journal of the European Union, and its implementation in the legislation of the Union countries is given 1.5 years.
Recall that the IMF hope for global cooperation to regulate cryptocurrency. Earlier, the head of the IMF Christine Lagarde (Christine Lagarde) said that, in her opinion, regulators should use a blockchain technology to combat the dangers of cryptocurrencies. However, she also believes that the international regulation of transactions with cryptocurrencies is inevitable.