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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Releases Regtech Adoption Report for Improving AML/CFT Activities

A recent report released by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has outlined various case studies and insights from banking institutions that have implemented different technologies to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their AML/CFT requirements. The HKMA’s report identifies key opportunities that regulatory technology… Read More

Blockchain Security Firm CipherTrace Clarifies how Virtual Asset Service Providers, Money Service Businesses are Categorized by Regulators

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace recently explained and discussed the differences between virtual asset service providers (VASPs), money service businesses (MSB), money transmitters, digital asset customers, and how they impact crypto-related compliance measures. CipherTrace noted that cryptocurrency, digital assets, convertible virtual currency, and other terms seem… Read More

Regtech Firm Silent Eight to Work with HSBC to Enhance Bank’s Compliance and Related AML / CFT Processes

Singapore-based Silent Eight, a Regtech firm that leverages AI to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing activities, has revealed that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership with HSBC which aims to assist the bank with improving its compliance measures and related operations. HSBC chose… Read More

Singapore: Digital Tokens Have Medium-Low Risk When it Comes to Terrorism Financing

The government of Singapore has published a document covering the risk of terrorism financing (TF) and financial services. The report was compiled by a consortium of agencies including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance. To quote the… Read More

Nasdaq listed Regtech NICE Actimize to Leverage Biometric Risk Screening Engine and Facial Recognition Tech from FACEPOINT

Nice Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has revealed that FACEPOINT, which introduced a biometric risk screening engine, has now joined the X-Sight Marketplace, bringing its facial recognition tech for Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and watch list risk screening to… Read More

New AML Compliance Certification Program for Fintechs Launched by ACAMS and FINTRAIL

ACAMS has introduced a certification program for Fintech firms that aim to fulfill regulatory guidelines or requirements in an “evolving” market environment. The new Regtech solution from ACAMS has been developed with assistance from specialist consultancy FINTRAIL. Referred to as the Certified (anti-money laundering) AML… Read More

Singapore’s UOB Claims its AI enabled AML Tech has Been Quite Effective at Identifying Potentially Fraudulent Transactions

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has revealed that its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered anti-money laundering (AML) technology has been quite effective at assisting the Singapore-based bank with analyzing large volumes of transactions to identify suspicious or potentially fraudulent financial activities. The UOB, a multinational banking organization with… Read More

Daniel Polotsky: CEO at CoinFlip Says Company Plans to have Over 3,000 Bitcoin ATMs in the US by 2021

We recently connected with Daniel Polotsky, CEO at CoinFlip, a leading Bitcoin ATM operator in the US. Polotsky talked about how his company has grown since it was launched back in 2014. He also discussed CoinFlip‘s plans for next year while explaning how the company… Read More

Regtech Firm Hummingbird CEO Joe Robinson Explains that Fintechs are Focusing on Front End as Banks Handle Compliance Requirements

Joe Robinson, Co-Founder and CEO at Hummingbird, a modern platform for anti-money laundering (AML) that makes investigations “agile and intelligent,” says that it took some time before traditional banks began to view Fintech firms as legitimate business partners that could help them with their digital… Read More

AI End-to-End Identity Verification & eKYC Solutions Jumio Announces Acquisition of Beam Solutions’ AML Platform

  Jumio, a U.S.-based AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has acquired the AML platform from Beam Solutions, a San Francisco-based startup focused on transaction monitoring and KYC. Jumio reported it will integrate Beam’s suite of AML solutions into… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Latvia’s P2P Lender Grupeer Provides Update Regarding Current Repayment Status and Debt Collection Processes

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer has provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team noted that, as its clients already know, since April 2020, the lender had suspended its “economic activity.”… Read More

Digital Onboarding Is Being Widely Adopted in Germany after BaFin Introduced Directive to Regulate the Process in 2014

Digital challengers such as neobanks and various other Fintech service providers are beginning to transform many traditional business activities through the digitalization of many different services that previously required laborious manual processes (like accounting). Customer or user experience (UX) has become a key differentiator when… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

Retail Focused Central Bank Digital Currencies are “More Advanced” where Informal Economy is Larger: BIS Report

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution owned by reserve banks that aims to support international monetary and financial cooperation and acts as a bank for central banks, has noted that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are now “in the limelight.” However,… Read More

US SEC Awards Contract to CipherTrace because it’s the “Only Known” Blockchain Forensics Tool that can Track Binance Chain Transactions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed on July 29, 2020 that it’s planning to award a single-source contract to blockchain security firm CipherTrace, a Menlo Park, California based business that recently introduced real-time predictive risk scoring for cryptocurrencies. The SEC said that CipherTrace… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

Regtech Firms Lucinity, Hummingbird Secure Millions in Funding, will Further Develop AML Tech to Prevent Financial Crimes

Lucinity, an AML software developer established by a compliance professional who previously worked at Citigroup, has acquired $6.1 million in capital. Meanwhile, Regtech company Hummingbird, which is also an anti-money laundering software developer, has finalized an $8.2 million Series A investment round. Lucinity’s recent round… Read More

ID Verification Solutions Provider Trulioo has Developed New Facial Recognition and Document Authentication Software

Trulioo, a provider of global identity verification solutions, revealed on July 8, 2020 that it has developed  new document verification and facial recognition software. The new features will be added to EmbedID, a low-code developer tool that can work with the GlobalGateway API – which… Read More

P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports Over $29 Million in Annual Revenue for 2019, Updates KYC/AML Processes

LocalBitcoins, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) exchange, reported its financial results on July 1, 2020 for last year (2019). The P2P crypto exchange company recorded an annual revenue of €26.2 million (appr. $29.46 million), which represents a significant 10% increase when compared… Read More

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