Tagged: anti money laundering

Nasdaq-listed NICE Actimize Chosen by Asian Digital Bank TONIK to Develop Anti-Money Laundering Solutions and Create Secure Banking Environments

NICE Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has reportedly been chosen by TONIK, an Asian pure-play regulated digital bank, to develop its Essentials anti-money laundering platforms and also to assist in the creation of secure banking environments for… Read More

Social Media Firms that Support Cryptocurrencies Must Look Out for Illicit Financial Activities, Says FinCEN Deputy Director

Jamal El-Hindi, deputy director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Treasury Department that analyzes information about financial transactions in order to prevent illicit activities, is calling on firms interested in bridging the cryptocurrency space with social media networks and… Read More

BaFin, Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority, Clarifies How New Digital Assets Law Applies to Firms Operating Outside of the Country

BaFin, Germany’s financial supervisory authority, recently clarified how the leading European nation’s new crypto-asset custody law would apply to companies that are operating outside of the country, yet still serve local markets. BaFin’s latest guidance, published last month, notes that firms which are currently custodying… Read More

Israeli Securities Authority Issues a Request for Information to Identify Regulations that May Hinder Ongoing Blockchain Industry Development

The Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) has reportedly issued a Request For Information in order to identify regulatory policies that could hinder the ongoing development of distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused projects in Israel. The country’s regulator is also planning to look closely into the potential use… Read More

New Jersey’s NICE Actimize Confirms CipherTrace has Joined Financial Crime and Compliance Platform X-Sight MarketPlace

New Jersey-based NICE Actimize, a subsidiary of Israel-headquartered NICE Ltd, recently confirmed that CipherTrace, a leading provider of digital currency intelligence and blockchain security, has joined the X-Sight Marketplace – which is an established platform for combating financial crime and ensuring compliance. The X-Sight Marketplace… Read More

Monzo Expands Anti-Money Laundering Partnership With RDC For U.S. Launch

RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) announced on Wednesday it has renewed its agreement with UK-based digital banking group Monzo to help fight against anti-money laundering for the bank’s U.S. launch. According to RDC, the partnership will build on the success of the past two years in the… Read More

Blockchain Network Zilliqa to Use Elliptic’s Risk Management Tools to Enhance Platform Infrastructure Security and Compliance

Zilliqa, a blockchain-based platform that aims to deliver high-throughput and high-security, has teamed up with Elliptic, a provider of digital asset risk management software for crypto firms and financial institutions. According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the partnership between Zilliqa and Elliptic… Read More

$4.4 Billion in Cryptocurrency-related Thefts Scams Recorded in 2019 but Scams Decline During Q3: CipherTrace Report

CipherTrace, an established crypto and blockchain intelligence company, has published its Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) report. The report addresses “cryptocurrency regulation, nefarious actors within the ecosystem, impending legislation, international trends and prevailing sentiments,” according to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider. The… Read More

Regtech Firm Exec Says EU’s 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive “Clears Path for Holding Responsible Parties Accountable”

The European Union’s sixth anti-money laundering directive (6AMLD) is expected to take effect on December 3, 2020. The new directive recommends several penalties for non-compliance.  EU Member States are required to have 6AMLD incorporated into their national legislation by December of next year and related… Read More

Former US Military Interpreter Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fentanyl, Accepting Crypto Payments

Alaa Mohammed Allawi, a former interpreter for the US military forces, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for selling fentanyl, which resulted in the death of a US marine. Allawi, who previously worked as an Iraqi US interpreter, will be serving his sentence… Read More

PrimeXBT to Use Bitfury’s Crystal Platform to Advance Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing Monitoring

Cryptocurrency trading platform PrimeXBT announced on Monday it is planning to use the Crystal platform, which is Bitfury Group’s blockchain analytics and crypto compliance software, Crystal, for advanced anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing monitoring and increased client security. According to PrimeXBT, the Crystal adoption will improve the… Read More

Accused of Laundering $234 Billion, Danske Bank Ceases Most Banking in Russia and Baltic Countries

Close on the heels of Danske Bank being ordered out of Estonia this week for its alleged role in laundering funds totaling $234 billion USD for Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Russian clients, Danske Bank has now announced it will be, “clos(ing) down its banking activities in… Read More

CipherTrace Report: Bad Actors Scammed and Stole $1.7 Billion in Cryptocurrency in 2018 – and the Fraud is Predicted to Get Bigger

CipherTrace is out with a report on cryptocurrency scams and fraud. It is widely known that crypto suffers from rampant acts of theft and cons as these digital assets have become the targets of global criminals seeking an easy payday or simply to launder illicit… Read More

Ireland Pondering New Anti-Money Laundering Bill Encompassing Cryptocurrencies

In order to align itself with the fifth EU money laundering directive and reinforce existing rules, the Irish Cabinet has passed a new bill targeting money laundering, “including the use of cryptocurrencies in funding terrorism,” according to a release from the Irish Department of Justice. The… Read More

Blockchain Perhaps? OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FinCEN & NCUA Encourage Banks to Innovate When it Comes to AML/BSA Compliance

Multiple federal agencies have come together to encourage banks to innovate when it comes to compliance. The statement is part of a governmental working group that has been created to collaborate between some of the financial regulatory entities. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency… Read More

Revolut Unveils New Tech to Reduce Fraud for its 3M+ Customers

Revolut, fintech unicorn and successful Crowdcube alum, is taking its customer protection to the next level, intending to become a world leader. As part of the platform’s plan, a new fleet of machine learning technology has been unveiled, a fleet that has already reportedly seen… Read More

Intergovernmental Financial Regulator Calls For Urgent Harmonized Action Against Misuse of Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris-based inter-governmental body “representing most major financial centres in all parts of the globe” and tasked with establishing anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (CFT) standards worldwide has stated in an October 19th release: “There is an urgent need for… Read More

Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, Defends Against Money Laundering Accusations in WSJ Article

On September 28th, WSJ.com published an article on cryptocurrency entitled “How Dirty Money Disappears into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency.” Authors Justin Scheck and Shane Shifflett slammed crypto exchange Shapeshift as complicit in illicit trades deemed to be attempts to launder money with with crypto. Yesterday, Erik Voorhees,… Read More

Two Finance Crime Experts Say North Korea Probably Using Crypto to Skirt US Sanctions

Lourdes Miranda, an independent financial intelligence analyst/financial crimes investigator, and Ross Delston, a lawyer specialized in anti-money laundering, have told the Asia Times that they believe North Korea (DPRK) is probably using cryptocurrency channels to skirt US sanctions. “International criminals everywhere prefer crypto-currencies and the… 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

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