Israeli Central Bank: All Banks To Accept Profits From Cryptocurrency
The banksters know their time is short and all they can do is maintain their image of control. The latest from Israel:
Israeli Banks May no Longer Refuse
According to a recent local report the central bank of Israel has distributed a draft circular to local banks with a supplement to Proper Banking Procedure 411. The document focuses on money laundering and other financial crimes.
The directive aims to upgrade the rules imposed on cryptocurrency entities and thus manage the banks’ risks when receiving and transferring digital assets. Specifically, the move represents a direct instruction from the Bank of Israel to all local financial institutions that they may no longer refuse to accept profits generated from cryptocurrency operations.
However, the circular sets out a list of details that a bank should have in mind when processing a digital asset transaction. These include the nature of the initial funds, the size of the settlement, and the risk classification.
Speaking on some of the issues that might still be present was Ron Tzafrati, VP of Finance and Regulation at the Israeli crypto exchange Bit2C, who said:
On the one hand, the Bank of Israel finally recognizes the obligation of banks to perform a risk assessment and management and not to refuse in a sweeping manner the transfer of funds by the Bank’s customers in connection with digital currency activities. On the other hand, the bank leaves broad discretion to banks to continue to refuse in many cases, which do not really create a real risk of money laundering.
Nearly a month ago, the Israeli authorities announced they will impose new regulations on the cryptocurrency industry, which should decrease the employment of bitcoin and the altcoins in illicit activities. According to the plan, all crypto-related firms will have to make regular reports, meaning they will be treated as banks.