Tagged: aml

HBUS Cryptocurrency Marketplace Partners with IdentityMind Global on AML

HBUS, a cryptocurrency marketplace that has partnered with Huobi, has chosen IdentityMind Global, to provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for digital currency trading platform. HBUS only launched this week providing crypto trading to US residents (minus a few states). HBUS said it is dedicated to… Read More

CipherTrace Publishes Report on Cryptocurrency Money Laundering, say Crypto Theft on the Rise

Q2 2018 Sees Increase in Crypto Theft and in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering CipherTrace has published a report on Crypto Theft and money laundering. Their research covers the second quarter of 2018 and according to the document there has been a dramatic rise in Crypto crime… Read More

Canada Proposes New AML / KYC Rules to Better Manage New World of Virtual Currencies

The Canadian Government, under the auspices of the Department of Finance, has published a series of updated rules to strengthen Canada’s AML / ATF Regime that includes regulating businesses dealing in virtual currency. The Canadian government states that the fast changing financial services industry is being… Read More

AML and Sanctions Compliance Issues Facing Cryptocurrency Companies

Over the past few years, continued advancements in the payments industry and financial services technology have significantly expanded the way money financial transactions are processed and managed.  Banks and payment and technology firms are accelerating efforts to innovate and adapt financial services alternatives to meet… Read More

Regtech Cynopsis Creates Subsidiary Traceto.io to Handle ICO KYC / AML

Stating that Cynopsis Solutions is already the largest provider of KYC services to blockchain and cryptocurrency based projects in Asia Pacific, the company has launched an initial coin offering (ICO) program via a subsidiary called traceto.io. This new entity seeks to expand its decentralized platform… Read More

The Central Bank of Malaysia Publishes Policy Document on Digital Currencies Regarding Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism

Bank Negara Malaysia (the central bank of Malaysia) has published an Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Policy for Digital Currencies. The document sets out the minimum requirements that a reporting institution must observe to increase the transparency of activities relating to digital currencies, such… Read More

Investoo CEO David Merry: Bank of England Chief Mark Carney’s Comments on Cryptocurrency & AML are “Confusing”

As reported earlier today, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech today address the rise of cryptocurrencies and the future of money. In Carney’s opinion, cryptocurrencies are “failing as money.” He outlined his opinion why crypto, including Bitcoin, simply does… Read More

Payments & KYC Platform Acuity Partners with Fintech Lemon Way to Flag High Risk Customers

Accuity, a financial crime compliance, payments and know- your-customer (KYC) platform, has partnered with France-based Fintech Lemon Way, to help flag potentially high-risk customers. Lemon Way has decided to utilize Accuity’s  Firco Compliance Link, a solution which will enable the business to streamline its financial… Read More

EU Roundtable: Blockchain Good. Cryptocurrencies Risky

In a speech today delivered by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, the public official commented on the the EU Roundtable on Cryptocurrencies. The “debriefing” was light on details and simply shared a high level perspective of the discussion. Dombrovskis said the mission of the… Read More

Tip of the Iceberg? Sentinel Chain KYC Process Had a Vulnerability & User Info was Leaked. This Could be a Bigger Problem

Sentinel Chain, a platform that is the midst of a token sale, announced last week that a vulnerability had been uncovered that exposed sensitive user info. Founder and CEO Roy Lai, posting on Medium, shared the problem to the Sentinel Chain community; “… one of… Read More

Report: US Department of Treasury, Financial Stability Oversight Council, has set up a Working Group on Cryptocurrency

This should come as no surprise but the US Department of Treasury, Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), has established a working group to address the emergence of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and more. The announcement came on the heels of a meeting of… Read More

Singapore Deputy PM Responds to AML/Anti-Terror Financing Questions Regarding Cryptocurrency

Last week, a Singapore Member of Parliament, Foo Mee Har, posed some questions to the Singapore Prime Minister regarding enforcement of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing and Bitcoin utilization where “conventional oversight mechanisms of the real money market do not apply.” Singapore Deputy Prime… Read More

SaftLaunch Struggles with tZero Initial Coin Offering Demand

tZero, a compliant securities token offering, is experiencing significant demand. While it is hard to quantify, we have been hearing chatter for some time now that SaftLaunch, the issuing platform, has struggled to manage all of the inbound requests legitimate and otherwise. In a letter… Read More

Malaysia Issues Consultation Paper on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

The central bank of Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia,  has published a consultation report on regulating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The action by the Bank comes at a time when popular interest in Bitcoin is increasing due to the dramatic rise in price and the addition… Read More

Australian Fintech Industry Approves: Legislation Passed on AML for Cryptocurrencies

FinTech Australia, the advocacy group for Australia’s burgeoning Fintech industry, has given its seal of approval following the Australian Parliament’s passage of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation.  According to Fintech leaders, the governmental approach regarding cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, will position Australia as a world leader… Read More

The Bitcoin Foundation Updates on Impending US Legislation that May Cripple All Cryptocurrencies

The Bitcoin Foundation has been working diligently to mitigate language of pending legislation, “The Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017″ (S.1241), in the US Senate that would define anyone issuing, redeeming or cashing Bitcoin as a financial institution. Think about what that… Read More

UK: Risk of Using Cryptocurrencies in Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Said to be Low but Expected to Grow

“Cybercrime as a Service” is a Growing Problem In the UK, HM Treasury and the Home Office have published a report on money laundering and terrorist financing. As one of the largest economies in the world that is based on global trade and quite open… Read More

First Proof of Concept: KYC Blockchain Created by ASEAN Banks

OCBC Bank, HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), along with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), have successfully completed a proof-of-concept for a Know Your Customer (KYC) blockchain. OCBC Bank is the longest established bank in Singapore formed in 1932 from the merger of three… Read More

House Committee Mentions Cryptocurrency Use by Terrorists

The House Financial Services Committee, Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, held a hearing yesterday to analyze strategies to combat financial backing of lone-wolf and small-scale terrorist attacks. As part of the discussion the usage of using cryptocurrencies as a method for transferring funds was addressed…. Read More

Trulioo Expands into Korea with AML/KYC Solution

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, has expanded coverage to the Republic of Korea with its GlobalGateway platform. GlobalGateway was created to help businesses comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules and has evolved to support a diverse range of identity… Read More