Tagged: anti money laundering

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

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

Fintech Firms Launch Operations without Understanding Complex Regulatory Requirements, and Fail to Meet Compliance Standards, Industry Exec Explains

Matthew Unger, CEO at Vancouver, Canada-based iComply Investor Services Inc, a global compliance platform for digital finance, reveals that updated regulations for strong client authentication and transaction monitoring now require Fintech companies to manage many complex tools. He points out in an Op-Ed on Finance… 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

CoinDCX Explains how Onfido’s AI-enhanced Software uses Biometrics to Verify Users’ IDs on India-based Digital Asset Exchange

The digital asset and blockchain space is still in its infancy or early stages of development. There are many companies working on developing key infrastructure needed to support emerging cryptocurrency businesses. Cybersecurity, ID verification, AML/KYC processes, and even cryptocurrency-related insurance services are already being developed… Read More

P2P Lender Lendy, which Shut Down in 2019 and Went into Administration, Needs Investors to Clear More AML Checks Before Getting Refunds

Peer to peer (P2P) lender, Lendy, which shut down last year and went into administration, will be requiring previous investors to pass certain anti-money laundering (AML) checks again, before they qualify to get refunds. As confirmed on the firm’s website (which is not offering any… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Introduces FastStart Platform to Combat Financial Crime During COVID-19

  Israel-based ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has launched FastStart, a product that aims to address the requirements of financial institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. As noted on ThetaRay’s official website: “Since the pandemic began, banks have seen… Read More

AI-based Risk Assessment Solution Provider Deep Labs Secures $16 Million in Commitments from Fintech Investors

US-based Deep Labs, a company that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to develop  “persona-based” risk assessment solutions, has reportedly managed to secure $16 million in commitments from several Fintech investors. Gunnar Overstrom, partner at Corsair Capital, Gramercy Ventures, and Serendipity Capital led the firm’s funding round…. Read More

Cayman Islands Proposes New Legislation to Regulate Firms Dealing in Cryptocurrencies, Particularly Exchanges

The legislative assembly of the Cayman Islands has introduced five new pieces of legislation that may be used to regulate local firms dealing in cryptocurrencies. The proposed rules have mainly been created to monitor the operations of digital asset exchanges. The Virtual Asset Service Provider… Read More

European Bitcoin (BTC) Savings Service Bittr Forced to Shut Down Due to Extensive and Costly AMLD5 Regulatory Requirments

Netherlands-based Bittr, a Bitcoin (BTC) savings service, is reportedly closing down its business. Ruben Waterman, the company’s founder, said that newly-enforced financial regulations were the main reason why Bittr decided to shut down its services. The AMLD5 became effective July 9, 2018, and required the… Read More

Financial Fraud Detection Firm TruNarrative Partners AccountScore, an Analytics Firm, to Add Open Banking Capabilities

TruNarrative, a solution for financial fraud detection, prevention, anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC), behavioral monitoring and identity verification, has teamed up with AccountScore, a London-based analytics firm offering actionable insights and analytics on banking processes. The partnership involves adding open banking capabilities to the TruNarrative… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Increasingly Being Considered by Governments, as AML/CFT Regulations Tighten: Report

New York-based BitOoda, a digital asset and Fintech firm, recently published its cryptocurrency market regulatory analysis report. Governments throughout the world are struggling to deal with the devastating economic consequences of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BitOoda team reveals: “We’ve noted an uptick in… Read More

European Parliament Suggests Broadening the Definition of Virtual Currencies and Platforms that Need to Follow Financial Regulations

The European Parliament suggests that the EU should consider broadening the existing definition of digital assets or cryptocurrencies and expand its current list of blockchain or crypto-related organizations that may need to follow financial regulations. The EU adopted the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) back… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Joins Microsoft’s Partner Program to Offer AML Solution

ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has joined Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) partner program, One Commercial Partner, which provides various cloud-powered solutions. ThetaRay’s anti-money laundering (AML) solution for correspondent banking can be accessed through Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A large US bank… Read More

CBDC: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Offer a Public Means of Payment Without Needing a Bank Account, IMF Official Says

Tao Zhang, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has argued that issuing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may lower costs and enhance the overall efficiency of the financial system. Zhang, whose comments came during a keynote presentation, held at the London School… Read More

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange Operator SIX Group to Integrate Know Your Customer in Order to Perform Improved Financial Risk Assessement

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, will be integrating a platform developed by Know Your Customer, in order to enhance its existing procurement process and to be able to perform a better assessment of risks when dealing… Read More

South Korean National Assembly Introduces Amendment to Officially Bring Cryptocurrencies Under Country’s Legal System

The South Korean National Assembly introduced an amendment on March 5, 2020 which will officially bring decentralized cryptocurrencies under the $1.5 trillion economy’s legal system.  The amendment, as drafted, makes changes to the established Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Information, in order… Read More

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