Monero Rejects FinCEN Identification Guidelines
Monero has recently been through an upgrade, and some crypto enthusiasts have been expecting to see a surge in the price of the privacy-oriented digital asset after this move.
But the price has been lingering around $52 for quite a while now.
At the moment of writing this article, XMR is trading in the red and the coin is priced at $51.68.
Monero published its stance on regulations
Monero Compliance Workgroup published a statement that suggested the fact that “The Funds Travel Rule” does not apply to XMR itself.
Such a scenario limits the scrutiny of Monero and preserves its privacy-enabling properties.
CryptoBriefing reported that Monero published its stance on regulations that need money services business MSB to trade users’ identities.
The U.S. Financial Crimes and Enforcement Network FinCEN published guidelines concerning this matter back in May and this made it really clear that companies that handle crypto have to keep records of anyone that’s transacting in Monero.
It’s also worth noting that Monero’s Compliance Workgroup has published a statement suggesting that this doesn’t apply to digital assets at a basic level.
“The Funds Travel Rule doesn’t appear to apply to Monero itself,” the group posted in a blog post recently.
The rule is applied to regulated entities
The rule “appears to apply to regulated entities, rather than the underlying assets in which the entities trade,” according to the notes from the online publication mentioned above.
FinCEN guidelines state the following:
“A money transmitter that operates in anonymity-enhanced CVCs for its own account or for the accounts of others (regardless of the frequency) is subject to the same regulatory obligations as when operating in currency, funds, or non-anonymized CVCs.”
Monero mining profitability drops
In other news, the latest data coming from BitInfo Charts revealed that the mining profitability on the Monero blockchain has fallen to new lows.
You can read more about the subject in our previous article.
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