Tagged: compliance

Compliant Security Token Offerings May be Conducted with Binance Smart Chain enabled Digital Identity Solutions from Ontology

Blockchain platform Ontology (ONT) and Binance, the leading digital currency exchange, have a long and established history of cooperation and partnership which has led to many benefits for both sides, “none possibly more important the integration of Ontology’s Decentralized Identity Solution into the Binance Smart… Read More

Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Merge Operations, Will Provide Global Financial Crime Compliance Solutions

Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have confirmed that they’re planning to merge their business operations. Accuity will reportedly become a part of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group which currently operates in over 100 different countries. Both companies are a part of RELX, a multinational provider… Read More

Blockchain Platform Qtum Teams Up with Blockpass to Provide On-Chain KYC Services

Blockchain platforms Qtum and Blockpass have teamed up in order to deliver on-chain (or blockchain-based) Know-Your-Customer (KYC) services. As part of the agreement, Qtum will be providing subsidies to “specific” members looking to achieve regulatory compliance through Blockpass’s On-chain KYC solutions. Adam Vaziri, CEO at… Read More

Chintai, a Digital Asset Tech Provider for Capital Markets, Claims EOSIO Software works Best for Implementing Compliant DLT Solutions

Chintai, which offers digital asset technology for capital markets, recently explained why it’s important to know about “geo-fencing” when engaging with regulated crypto-assets and related products and services. Chintai claims that EOSIO software, which powers major blockchains such as EOS,  and ProFi (or programmable finance,… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group Partner Platform to Add Decentralized Capital Market, AllianceBlock

AllianceBlock, the first “globally compliant” decentralized capital market, has entered into an agreement to join the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) Partner Platform. According to a release shared with CI, the Partner Platform will provide institutional members “the ability to have direct market access” to… 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

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 2

The blockchain and digital assets space is well-positioned for even more growth and adoption in 2021 by mainstream consumers and institutions. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically accelerated the shift towards all-digital platforms and services because it’s no longer considered safe to visit physical business locations…. Read More

Gemini Becomes World’s First Digital Assets Custodian and Exchange to Complete SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 Examinations

US-based digital assets exchange Gemini has completed SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 examinations. The Gemini team noted in a blog post published on January 19, 2021 that they’ve successfully cleared the SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 examinations,… 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

Binance CEO Predicts that in 2021 Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Assets will Keep Rising and be at “Pinnacle of Positive Change”

Zhao Changpeng

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, says it remains committed to innovating in 2021 in an increasingly “decentralized” world. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao or CZ has shared his thoughts and reflections looking back at 2020 and the firm’s goals for the new year. Zhao… Read More

Wolters Kluwer, a Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Tax Solutions Provider, Enhances UX for PPP Funding

Wolters Kluwer, a company providing information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors, has enhanced the end-to-end user experience for the latest Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding va TSoftPlus software and the eOriginal platform…. Read More

Singapore’s Regulated Digital Asset Custodian Propine Develops Asset Tokenization, Compliance Solutions on Zilliqa

The team at Singapore-based Propine, a regulated digital asset custodian, notes that 3 months ago, the company was selected by blockchain platform Zilliqa as one of 8 startups to take part in the ZILHive Accelerator program. The Propine team has now confirmed that they managed… Read More

For the First Time, External Global Factors and Not New Local Regulations were Key Drivers of Business Process Changes: Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it quite challenging for financial industry compliance officials who have had to make changes to how they monitor activities, according to a recent Nasdaq survey. Like many other professionals, they’ve had to adapt to the new remote working environment. Nasdaq’s… Read More

German Financial Compliance in E-Commerce Platform Taxdoo Raises $21 Million Through Series A Financing Round Led By Accel

  Taxdoo, a Germany-based automated platform for financial compliance in e-commerce, announced earlier this week it raised $21 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by global venture capital firm Accel with participation from Visionaries Club, 20VC and existing investor HTGF. Founded… Read More

Fintech and Regtech Adoption Takes Major Step Forward in 2020 As Businesses Prepare for Post COVID Environment: Report

  The year 2020 has seen a dramatic shift towards all-digital platforms and services following the COVID-19 outbreak. Many businesses across the globe have accelerated their digital transformation strategies in order to maintain operations in a post-COVID environment. By necessity and also by design, companies… 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

Former Tencent Exec and Huobi Co-Founder Du Jun Returns, Says Crypto Exchange Remains Focused on Compliance

After a three-year leave, co-founder Du Jun has returned to Huobi, a leading cryptocurrency exchange that reported $877.88 billion in trading volume during H1 2020. Jun had left Tencent and founded Huobi with Leon Li back in 2013. But then a few years later in… Read More

Brussels based Keyrock, a Digital Asset Market Maker, Secures €4.3 Million from SIX Fintech Ventures, Others

Brussels-headquartered Keyrock, a digital asset market maker, has secured €4.3 million in capital through an investment round that was co-led by MiddleGame Ventures and SIX Fintech Ventures, which is a CHF 50 Million corporate VC fund that invests in global early-stage startups. Volta Ventures, Seeder… 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

Enterprise Blockchain based Trade Finance, Food Safety, Medical Records Software Now Managed by Bank and Tech Firm led Consortiums, Nexia TS Explains

Nexia TS, a Singapore-based accounting firm, notes that the use of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based solutions can potentially “improve compliance” and “decrease risks” typically associated with digital transformation processes. DLT-enabled solutions might also improve the overall efficiency of a company’s operations. The Nexia… Read More

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