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Binance bolsters web3 trust through law enforcement workshop in Taiwan

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Binance bolsters web3 trust through law enforcement workshop in Taiwan

In a move aimed at bolstering ties with law enforcement in handling crypto-related crimes, Binance conducted a virtual assets law enforcement workshop for the officers of the Keelung District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan.

The event, announced on March 13, reflects Binance’s ongoing efforts to enhance safety within the web3 ecosystem and establish a more secure environment for users.

The company’s commitment to adhering to anti-money laundering (AML) regulations was underscored by its application for registration under Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) and Money Laundering Control Act. The move, reported on Aug. 11, signifies Binance’s intention to expand its operations into Taiwan’s cryptocurrency market, aligning with the country’s regulatory framework.

Binance’s engagement with Taiwanese authorities extends back to June when it collaborated with the Criminal Investigation Bureau to equip over 200 law enforcement officers with specialized knowledge for tackling digital asset-related crimes. The partnership is part of Binance’s Global Law Enforcement Training Program, which has facilitated more than fifty training sessions worldwide.

In related news, Taiwanese authorities took action against local crypto exchange ACE in January following allegations of a cryptocurrency scam that reportedly defrauded investors of millions. The founder of ACE, David Pan, along with a collaborator named Lin, was arrested as part of the investigation. Law enforcement officials conducted raids, seizing significant amounts of cryptocurrencies and cash, highlighting the ongoing challenges within the crypto sector in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese government has recognized the need for a regulatory framework specific to cryptocurrencies, announcing plans in March 2024 to introduce legislation by September. This initiative is aimed at implementing stringent controls over both local and international cryptocurrency entities to curb fraudulent activities and ensure the stability and security of the financial markets.

The Financial Supervisory Commission chairman, Huang Tianzhu, voiced concerns over the detachment of virtual assets from the real economy and the potential risks posed by unregulated investments.

In a separate development, Binance faced challenges in Nigeria where its top crypto crime investigator and a regional manager were detained upon their arrival in the country. The incident, as reported by Wired, highlights the complexities and regulatory hurdles faced by cryptocurrency exchanges operating on a global scale.

Taiwan’s push for cryptocurrency regulation aligns with its previous efforts to comply with international AML standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. The nation’s proactive stance in registering 24 crypto platforms and the forthcoming legislative measures underscore its commitment to creating a safer and more regulated digital asset marketplace.