Tagged: cft

Financial Infrastructure Developer Banking Circle Reveals it’s Now Fully Cloud based, Shares Other Fintech Industry Updates

The team at Banking Circle, a leading financial infrastructure developer, notes that as the first quarter of 2021 comes to an end, anti-money laundering or AML measures have been “a key focus in the industry.” The company writes in a blog post that following the… Read More

European Banking Authority Publishes Document Addressing Crowdfunding and Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk

The European Banking Authority has published a document that addresses anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) when it comes to crowdfunding. The guidelines for crowdfunding platforms are incorporated into the Final Report “on customer due diligence and the factors credit and financial institutions should… Read More

Philippines Reserve Bank Updates Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Exchanges as Crypto Industry Continues to Expand

The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has reportedly reviewed and approved the applicable guidelines for virtual asset service providers (VASP) and other entities that facilitate financial services by using VASPs (also referred to as cryptocurrencies). The new guidelines have updated the… Read More

Crypto Transactions have AML Capabilities that are Almost Impossible to Replicate in Traditional Investigations: CipherTrace

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes that during her confirmation hearing on January 19, Dr. Janet Yellen, US President Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury, had said that “many” virtual currencies remain “a particular concern” when it comes to terrorism and criminal financing (and… Read More

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

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

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

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

Payment Verification Tech Provider ISignThis Loses Legal Battle to Suppress Australian Securities Exchange’s Reasons for Share Suspension

ISignthis (ASX:ISX), a Melbourne-based provider of remote AML/CFT KYC-enhanced due diligence identity proofing, has reportedly lost its initial legal battle with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) over the suspension of its company shares. The suspension was announced following an order from the federal court which… 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

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

G20 Finance Ministers Affirm Amended FATF Guidelines for “Crypto Assets” in Fukuoka, Say They’ll Be Adopted in Osaka

Finance Ministers from the world’s 20 most powerful economies have “…reaffirm(ed) (their) commitment to applying the recently amended FATF Standards to virtual assets and related providers for AML (anti-money laundering) and CFT (anti-terrorist finance),” in a communique issued from a meeting they held this weekend… Read More

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