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Tokenize Xchange Joins VerifyVASP Alliance, Pursues Seamless Digital Asset Experience

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Tokenize Xchange (aka Tokenize), a Singapore-headquartered digital asset exchange, has joined the VerifyVASP alliance as it aims to create a seamless, compliant experience for its users of digital assets. According to a note from Tokenize, the company will utilize VerifyVASP’s network to connect with other… Read More

Bitstamp Complies with FATF Travel Rule in US, EU and Singapore

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Bitstamp is reporting that it has implemented Notabene’s solution for regulatory compliance under FATF’s global Travel Rule regulations across the US, EU, and Singapore. Notabene is a Regtech Software-as-a-Service solution provider that is headquartered in New York with offices around the world. The Financial Action… Read More

UAE Now Under Increased Monitoring, FATF Confirms in March 2022 Update

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Jurisdictions under increased monitoring are “actively working” with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to address “strategic deficiencies” in their regimes in order to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing. When the FATF places a jurisdiction under increased monitoring, it “means the country… Read More

Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST) is Solution for FATF Travel Rule, Supporters Aim to Establish Industry Standard

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Announced today, the Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST) is an industry-embraced solution to comply with the FATF Travel Rule that targeted VASPs (virtual asset service providers) globally. Announced by founding members who include most of the biggest names in crypto, the Trust platform is… Read More

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

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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

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Provides Answers to Senator Toomey’s Questions including Stablecoin Clarification

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The Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has provided responses to questions put forth by Senator Pat Toomey – the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. The questions are in follow-up to a recent hearing at the Committee. Yellen, along with Fed Chairman Jerome… Read More

Veriscope to Solve FATF Travel Rule-Related Crypto Compliance Issues? Testing Underway

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Tether Operations, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to, has commenced operations with Shyft Network, starting with active testing of Veriscope, its decentralized compliance framework and smart contract solution to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Travel Rule. The initiative will assist virtual asset service… Read More

Central Bank of UAE and Bank Indonesia Sign MoU, Focusing on Digital Innovation in Payments

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The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Bank Indonesia (the Central Bank of the Republic of Indonesia) have reportedly entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to expand mutual co-operation. The bilateral MoU will be including three key areas, focusing on digital innovation… Read More

FATF Updates Guidance on Virtual Assets and Service Providers

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has “advanced its core work on virtual assets, beneficial ownership transparency, and illicit finance risks,” according to a public statement. The FATF has approved for publication an updated version of its Guidance on a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets… Read More

UK Money App Ziglu Hits Seedrs Target in 81 Minutes

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UK-based money app Ziglu this week its £1 million crowdfund oversubscribed in 81 minutes, beating its previous record of three hours. The campaign was launched on Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform. Ziglu is raising equity capital at a pre-money valuation of £85 million. Ziglu’s previous… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Providers’ Data Reveals Dramatic Variations on Details About P2P Crypto Transactions: Report

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Leading blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has released an update titled, “Not All Blockchain Analysis Providers Are the Same and Other Insights from FATF’s Second 12-Month Review.” The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the inter-governmental entity that’s responsible for establishing international standards relating to anti-money… Read More

FATF Review Finds that Many Jurisdictions Still Don’t Have Basic Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Service Providers: Report

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On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had completed its second 12-month review of the implementation of its updated Standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or VASPs. A review from CipherTrace examines how different jurisdictions and the private sector… Read More

FATF Meeting Says Challenges Remain for AML/CFT, Updates on Virtual Asset Standards and Implementation

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A plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), under the German Presidency of Dr. Marcus Pleyer took place this past week. The meeting provided several updates on key regulatory items including standards set for “Virtual Asset Service Providers” or VASPs. According to a statement… Read More

Global Digital Finance Distributes Comments on FATF Draft on VASPs

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Global Digital Finance (GDF), an organization that advocates on behalf of the digital asset industry, has distributed a letter sent to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) pertaining to guidelines regarding the regulation of virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or “VASPs.” FATF is… Read More

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

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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

Binance Introduces Special Program for Tether (USDT) Margined Quarterly Futures, Hires Former FATF Execs

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Digital currency exchange Binance is celebrating the launch of Tether (USDT)-margined quarterly futures contracts by introducing a related Referral Bonus Campaign with their affiliate community beginning on April 1 (00:00 UTC) to June 30 (11:59 UTC), 2021. The Binance team noted that a 30% commission… Read More

FATF Posts 6th Draft of Guidance in Dealing with Virtual Assets, VASPs

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has posted its 6th draft guidance as to how countries should deal with virtual assets (digital assets) and virtual asset service providers or VASPs. Several years ago, FATF announced an initiative to tackle possible money laundering or the financing… Read More

CipherTrace and Blockchain Industry Insiders Comment on Updated FATF Guidelines on Virtual Assets and VASPs

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Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has provided an analysis on the proposed Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance for digital assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). On March 19, 2021, global anti-money laundering watchdog, the FATF, released a public consultation for its latest Draft Guidance… Read More

Notabene Partners Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis to Bring Scalable Travel Rule Solution to Crypto Businesses

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Notabene has teamed up with blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis to bring a “scalable” Travel Rule solution to cryptocurrency-focused businesses. Crypto-related businesses are working consistently to meet updated regulatory guidelines involving counterparty risk. According to a blog post by Chainalysis, the most notable of these requirements… Read More

Illicit Activities involving Bitcoin and other Cryptos May Now be Prevented with New Tech from Elliptic, CoolBitX

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Earlier this year, the team at Elliptic, which works to assist with categorizing financial crime typologies while protecting legitimate crypto-asset users from illicit activities, had explained how proper and effective compliance can prevent (potential) money laundering activities using Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital currencies. Elliptic… Read More

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