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Dubai Prohibits Privacy Coins Under New Crypto Rules

Sandali Handagama - CoinDesk
2023-02-08 14:12
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In Dubai, the issuance of and all activities related to anonymity-enhancing cryptocurrencies such as Zcash and monero are prohibited under new laws published Tuesday.
The jurisdiction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published its long-awaited crypto regulations, which sets licensing and authorization requirements for virtual asset companies and issuers looking to operate in Dubai.
The new rules define anonymity-enhancing crypto as "a type of Virtual Asset which prevents the tracing of transactions or record of ownership through distributed public ledgers and for which the [Virtual Asset Service Provider] has no mitigating technologies or mechanisms to allow traceability or identification of ownership."
Crypto activities in Dubai are supervised by its Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), set up last year. The emirate has been working to attract attract crypto and blockchain companies to set up shop in Dubai.
Read more: Dubai Mandates Licensing for Crypto Companies as It Sets Out Regulatory Requirements
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