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Digital Asset Risk Management Platform Elliptic Chosen by Fintech Paysafe to Help Manage Crypto Exposure

Elliptic, a company focused on crypto-asset risk management, has been chosen by Paysafe, a specialized payments platform, for its Elliptic Lens solution. Paysafe is now able “to manage indirect exposure to cryptocurrency-related risks and bolster their cryptocurrency controls,” according to an update from Elliptic. Paysafe,… Read More

AI enhanced ID Verification, eKYC Service Provider Jumio Reports 150% Revenue Growth in Q2 2021

Jumio, an established provider of AI-enhanced end-to-end identity verification and eKYC services, reveals that its sales and revenue increased more than 150% during Q2 2021 when compared to Q2 2020. The growth has reportedly been fueled by “an ongoing need for modern enterprises to know… Read More

The European Union Tightens its Regulatory Grip on Illicit Transactions but Will Money Laundering Continue to Thrive?

Yesterday, the European Commission announced an update to the European Union’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. Part of the update is a requirement that anonymous crypto asset wallets will be prohibited. Additionally, the Commission is creating a new  EU AML Authority (AMLA)…. Read More

European Union Creates New EU Authority to Fight Money Laundering: No More Anonymous Crypto Transactions

The European Commission has updated the European Union’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. Included in the new policy is a requirement that anonymous crypto asset wallets will be prohibited. Along with the new policy on AML/CFT is the creation of a new… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Providers’ Data Reveals Dramatic Variations on Details About P2P Crypto Transactions: Report

Leading blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has released an update titled, “Not All Blockchain Analysis Providers Are the Same and Other Insights from FATF’s Second 12-Month Review.” The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the inter-governmental entity that’s responsible for establishing international standards relating to anti-money… Read More

Blockpass and OpenDeFi to Offer Regulatory Compliance, Security Solutions for DeFi, Real-World Assets

Blockpass and OpenDeFi are pleased to confirm their new partnership. Blockpass and OpenDefi will be working together to offer regulatory compliance, security and various other benefits to the intersection of decentralized finance and real-world assets, referred to as  “Open Finance.” The two organizations will also… Read More

FATF Review Finds that Many Jurisdictions Still Don’t Have Basic Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Service Providers: Report

On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had completed its second 12-month review of the implementation of its updated Standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or VASPs. A review from CipherTrace examines how different jurisdictions and the private sector… Read More

Crypto Experts Weigh In on Scotland Yard $158M Bitcoin Seizure

In late June, Scotland Yard seized more than $158 million in Bitcoin as part of a money-laundering investigation. London’s Metropolitan Police said that total was more than double the amount of cash seized in all of 2020 and is the biggest crypto take in UK… Read More

FinCEN Issues Very First Priorities List for AML/CFT Policy, Includes Use of Crypto for Ransomware Payments, Money Laundering

On June 30, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes information about financial transactions in order to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes, issued its first… Read More

TRM Labs Raises $14M Series A

Blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs has closed a $14 Million Series A funding round led by Bessemer. Additional participants include from PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Jump Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Partners, Blockchain Capital, and executives from Google. Existing investors who re-upped are Y Combinator, Alumni… Read More

Digital Identity: iDenfy to Offer ID Verification Services to Kazakhstan Fintech ITCS Trade Ltd

iDenfy recently revealed that their partnership with Kazakhstan’s Fintech firm ITCS Trade Ltd. will involve iDenfy offering ID verification services for new clients that sign up for the ITCS Trade trading platform. The ITCS team notes: “Our vision at ITCS Trade is to provide you… Read More

Biden Administration to Include Crypto as Part of Fight Against Corruption

In a press briefing today, a senior Biden administration official speaking on background discussed initiatives regarding the ongoing fight against corruption. The administration is “formally establishing the fight against corruption as a core national security interest of the United States” while seeking to “bring additional… Read More

Binance Under the Microscope: Former FBI Agent Discusses Possible Investigation of World’s Largest Crypto Exchange

Last month it was widely reported that Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, was under investigation by US authorities. Both the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were said to be scrutinizing the activity of the digital marketplace…. Read More

OurCrowd backed Israeli Fintech ThetaRay Secures $31M in Capital from Benhamou Global Ventures, Others

Israel-based ThetaRay, a Fintech firm that enables banking institutions to monitor payment activity in order to identify potential money laundering risks, has secured $31 million in capital via a new funding round. New ThetaRay investors reportedly include Eric Benhamou, investing via Benhamou Global Ventures, and… Read More

Regtech SmartSearch Launches Product to Help Non-Regulated Markets Do KYC, ID Verification for UK Residents, International Clients

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) solution provider, has reportedly entered the non-regulated market with the launch of a product that’s a part of its business growth strategy. The Ilkley, West Yorkshire-based Regtech firm reports that it recorded its most successful year to date in 2020…. Read More

London based Napier, Provider of Anti Financial Crime Compliance Tools, to Offer Transaction Screening to ClearBank

London-based Napier, a provider of anti-financial crime compliance solutions, has revealed that it will be offering ClearBank, the Cloud-powered clearing bank, with its Transaction Screening system. As a purpose-built, tech-enabled clearing bank, ClearBank provides Cloud-based banking services to financial service providers, FCA-regulated companies and Fintech… Read More

Uppsala Security Conducts First Virtual Assets AML Training Program for South Korean Government Agency Compliance Officers

Uppsala Security has reportedly conducted the very first “Virtual Assets AML Training Program” for partners and government agency compliance officers. Uppsala Security, the provider of tools for Crypto Risk Management and Cybersecurity, revealed on May 4, 2021, that it has begun its Virtual Assets AML… Read More

Turkish Authorities to Apply AML and Terrorism Financing Regulations to Cryptocurrency Transactions

Turkey has reportedly decided to add digital currency trading platforms to its list of companies that will come under the nation’s anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism financing regulations. This, according to a presidential decree that was released on Saturday (May 1, 2021). The Official Gazette… Read More

Kava Labs, which Focuses on Democratizing Financial Services, Establishes Security of Assets Fund for Users

Brian Kerr, Co-founder of Kava, has published a blog post in which he revealed that his team is introducing the Kava SAFU Fund (Security of Assets Fund for Users). Kerr noted in the update, dated Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that Kava SAFU Fund is an… Read More

London Regtech ComplyAdvantage Releases Report Noting that Firms Update Risk Enterprise-Wide Assessments to Account for Digitization Trends

London-based ComplyAdvantage, a company that offers real-time financial crime insight that “puts you in control,” notes that the European Union has introduced a strategy to deal with  organized and financial crime and the US recently imposed new sanctions on Russia. While sharing recent financial crime… Read More

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