Tagged: aml

Canada: FINTRAC Requires Charity Platforms to Comply with AML/KYC Rules, NCFA Criticizes Regulatory Move

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is now requiring charity platforms to perform AML/KYC processes on transactions. FINTRAC already requires crowdfunding platforms that provide services to raise funds or virtual currency and certain payment service providers to register as money services… Read More

KYC, Identity Controls Might Reshape DeFi by Allowing Regulated Entitites to Participate: Report

The team at Alloy, which specializes in identity verification APIs that make KYC/AML “effective and simple,” has looked into how DeFi has evolved into a “major” sector of crypto without running KYC or AML checks on users. The Alloy team members have looked at “Permissioned… Read More

Dublin based Regtech Fenergo Introduces Financial Crime Risk SaaS Solution

Fenergo, the provider of digital solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM), recently announced the launch of FinCrime Risk. This application programming interface (API)-first software as a service (SaaS) solution will “allow financial institutions to centralize and automate risk assessment processes… Read More

UK Regtech Credas Technologies, an AML Checks Provider, Reports Steady Growth in Operations

Credas Technologies, which claims to be the “leading” anti-money laundering (AML) checks provider, has set “a new record in volume.” Its estate agency customers are now “carrying out an AML check every five seconds via its platform.” Credas’s customers reportedly “include Connells, Purplebricks, Strike, Minerva,… Read More

Payments Fintech Thunes Purchases Majority Stake in AML Firm Tookitaki

Thunes has purchased a majority stake in Tookitaki Holding Pte Ltd. According to a statement from Thunes, the company invested over $20 million Thunes is a Singapore-based payments Fintech. Tookitaki is a compliance firm providing anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) services, as… Read More

European Payments Firm Nikulipe Works with iDenfy on Digital ID, AML – KYC

Nikulipe, a payments Fintech that aims to make it easier for fast-growing firms to streamline international payments, has enlisted iDenfy, a fraud prevention and digital identity verification business to help with proof of person, AML, and KYC.  iDenfy’s document verification service will support Nikulipe mission… Read More

European Parliament Approves New Rules on Crypto Transfers, No Minimum on Tracking Transfers

Last Thursday, Members of European Parliament (MEP) voted to create new rules to track crypto transfers. The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) adopted the legislation, with 93 votes for and 14 against, and 14 abstentions. The… Read More

Uppsala Security Teams Up with CAMO LABEL for NFT and Digital Asset Security

Uppsala Security, a provider of security tools and services for Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Transaction Tracking, and Cyber Security, has announced the signing of a business agreement with CAMO LABEL, an NFT studio, “focused on strengthening the security of digital assets (including… Read More

FCA Provides 7 Reminders for Firms Engaging in Crypto

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this week again warned consumers about some of the risks it sees associated with cryptocurrencies. While acknowledging benefits cryptoassets bring, such as the abilities to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, the FCA said they also present risks to… Read More

MoneyGram Penalized $8.25M for Lax Agent Supervision During Chinese Transfer Spike

MoneyGram has agreed to pay an $8.25 million fine related to its failure to properly monitor local storefronts’ transfer activity to China. The company confirmed today it agreed to the settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services through a consent order. The company… Read More

André Ferraz: CEO at Incognia Discusses Why Location Spoofing Is Critical for Crypto Firms Amid Sanctions on Russia

André Ferraz. CEO at Incognia, a “privacy-first” innovator in location technology, enabling “frictionless” zero-factor authentication for mobile. recently commented on why location spoofing is critical for crypto companies amid sanctions on Russia. He talked about why it is important to keep track of users’ activities… Read More

Chainalysis Unveils Pair of Blockchain-Based Tools

Chainalysis, a blockchain data platform, today announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions… Read More

ComplyAdvantage Selected to Provide Fireblocks’ AML Services

ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company providing financial crime detection through embedded risk intelligence, today announced that Fireblocks, a platform that empowers traditional institutions to enter the digital asset space, has partnered to provide anti-money laundering Customer Screening and Monitoring to its customers with the addition of Transaction Risk Management for… Read More

Sourced Capital Explains How they Work with Tech Platform Goji to Automate Onboarding, Handle AML, Payments

Stephen Moss, Founder and MD at Sourced Capital, notes that it has been a while since they last discussed their business operations, the journey and what they have been working on “in the background.” Moss wrote in a blog post that in 2018, they became… Read More

BitMEX Founders Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo Plead Guilty, Agree to $10 Million Penalty Each

Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange founders, have pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act. According to the US Department of Justice, the two founders willfully failed to establish, implement, and maintain anti-money laundering (AML) programs at BitMEX. Under… Read More

SlowMist Explains How Peel Chains are Used to Launder Large Amounts of Cryptocurrency

SlowMist notes that not too long ago, they had released an update in regards to the Bitfinex incident. The report from SlowMist had covered how the stolen funds had allegedly been laundered using a technique known as “peel chain.” The company reveals that they received… Read More

Crypto Regulations Must Have International Focus in 2022 and Beyond: William Je

Cryptocurrency regulations are evolving quickly around the globe as authorities respond to the growing risks posed by criminals exploiting the latest payment methods to mask and launder the profits from their crimes. According to William Je, founder and CEO of Hamilton Investment Management, this growth has warranted the introduction… Read More

CoinDCX Enhances AML Protection with Assistance from Solidus Labs

CoinDCX, India’s first crypto unicorn which claims to be the country’s “safest” crypto exchange, announced that it has chosen crypto-native risk monitoring company Solidus Labs as a strategic compliance partner. With the goal to protect its clients from known forms of market abuse and a… Read More

Blockbuster Year for AML Penalties as Fines Top $2.73 Billion : Report

Anti-money laundering (AML) fines had a blockbuster year in 2021, according to a report by Kyckr. The data firm recently posted a report on AML occurrences around the globe indicating that while the total amount of fines dipped in 2021 the number of institutions that… Read More

What the Investigation Into Binance Means for Money Laundering

The role that cryptocurrency plays in money laundering is hotly debated. Some say that the anonymity afforded by currencies like Bitcoin makes it easier for criminals to shift funds undetected, while others argue that the blockchain and it’s unchangeable, publicly visible ledger actually provide far… Read More

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