Tagged: know your customer

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

Regtech Firm Encompass Acquires £2 Million Grant from Scottish Enterprise to Build AI Engine to Complement KYC Offering

Regulatory technology (Regtech) firm Encompass has reportedly won a £2 million grant from the Scottish Enterprise, in order to create an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced engine to complement its existing know-your-customer (KYC) product offering. The latest funding is part of an initiative with a total value… 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

Reserve Bank of India to Allow Local Banks and Fintech Firms to Use Video Calls to Complete Know Your Customer Checks

Indian banking institutions and Fintech firms have reportedly been given the green light to use video calls, in order to carry out know-your-customer (KYC) compliance checks, after a recent ruling by the nation’s central bank. The updated rules and guidelines will allow regulated entities to… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Aims to Strengthen its KYC Processes and Guidelines

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has reportedly been beefing up its know your customer (KYC) requirements and guidelines. The crypto trading platform sent an email to its verified users requesting additional identifying information. The purpose of Bitfinex’s email is to strengthen its due-diligence processes and to… Read More

Binance Selects Refinitiv to Provide KYC Automation for Crypto Exchange

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters, announced this week it will be providing an automated Know Your Customer (KYC) application to cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. According to Refinitiv, the KYC solution will enable Binance to integrate the advanced functionalities of World-Check into their internal… Read More

SelfKey Reports it has Partnered with Two Caribbean based Banks to Offer SelfKey Bank Accounts Marketplace [u]

SelfKey, a Blockchain based company that saw its initial coin offering sell out in just 11 minutes this past January, has revealed two new partnerships with a Dutch Antilles-based bank (Curaçao) and a Cayman Islands-based bank. According to the company, the agreement is to offer their… Read More

Blockchain Startup Pundi X Launches KYC Process In Order To Vet ICO Investors

Pundi X, a blockchain startup that aims to make cryptocurrencies an enabler of cashless payment environments across South East Asia, announced on Monday the launch of its Know Your Customer (KYC) process to whitelist investors in preparation for its public Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Investors who… Read More

Complying with AML Laws: Challenges for the Fintech Industry

  “Silicon Valley is coming.  There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.” This warning came not from a pundit or Silicon Valley lobbyist, but from Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer… Read More

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