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Blockchain Secuirty Firm CipherTrace Launches Comprehensive Virtual Asset Tracing Capability

CipherTrace, the leading provider of cryptocurrency intelligence and blockchain security, announced on October 15 the launch of a comprehensive virtual asset tracing capability.  According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider, CipherTrace customers can trace Bitcoin (BTC) transactions and over 700 digital tokens following… Read More

Dutch Fintech Safened that Offers Digital KYC Checks Rebranded as Fourthline

Dutch Fintech firm Safened will be rebranding as Fourthline in order to comply with new know-your-customer (KYC) requirements. Safened has conducted digital identity checks for many clients, including established banks and financial services companies like Allianz, N26, and Wirecard. A team of experienced industry professionals… Read More

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance to Use Confirm’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Tools

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, has teamed up with crypto analytics company Confirm in order to enhance its anti-money laundering (AML) compliance procedures. Binance’s integration of Coinfirm’s blockchain-agnostic AML platform will improve the Malta-based exchange’s compliance with the relevant… Read More

Citing Money Laundering Concerns, South Korean Exchange UpBit Delists Privacy Coins Monero (XMR), ZCash (ZEC), DASH

South Korean digital asset exchange Upbit announced on September 20 that it will delist several privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies including Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), and ZCash (ZEC). Upbit’s management noted in a blog post that it would also cease trading for PIVX, a privacy-focused proof-of-stake (PoS) currency… Read More

Switzerland: FINMA Re-Affirms Stringent Approach to Anti Money Laundering and Blockchain Technology

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published guidance as to the application of regulatory requirements for payments on the blockchain for financial services providers under FINMA supervision. Specifically, the guidance addresses anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) rules. In a release,… Read More

Regulated Japanese Crypto Exchange SBI VC is Now FATF Compliant in Partnership with CoolBitX

Regulated crypto exchange SBI VC (spun out from SoftBank), based in Japan, is now FATF compliant. Earlier this year FATF announced a set of requirements regarding “virtual asset service providers” or VASPs (mainly crypto exchanges). These new rules require the tracking and storing of all… Read More

Hacker Attempts to Extort Binance, World’s Largest Crypto Exchange

A hacker has started leaking KYC (know your customer) data he or she claims is from Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume. The data, which includes photos of passports and other IDs, is now being circulated on a Telegram channel with 10 000 users that… Read More

Dutch Finance Ministry “Intensifying” Cryptocurrency and Anti-Money Laundering Rules Ahead of FATF Evaluation in 2021

The Dutch Finance Ministry and Ministry of Justice have vowed to regulate cryptocurrencies as part of the Netherland’s comprehensive new plan to combat money-laundering in the region. “Our goal is to guarantee an honest and safe financial system,” co-authors Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra and Minister… Read More

Citing “Major Global Regulatory Developments,” Blockchain Forensics Firm and Consultancy Chainalysis Hires Chief Technical Counsel

Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis, which recently expanded into providing KYC/AML support services to cryptocurrency businesses, has added another member to its powerful compliance team. According to a company release, Michael Mosier, former high-ranking employee at the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Foreign Assets Control… Read More

Will New Coinbase/Visa Crypto Card Enable Money Laundering?

Though cryptocurrencies were created to offer an alternative to traditional banking -and to affront it- the past two years have been characterized by crypto’s quest for legitimacy. To be fair, cryptocurrency exchanges with long-term interests, including Coinbase and Gemini, have attempted to be compliant from… Read More

SWIFT Set to Open KYC Registry For Corporates

SWIFT, a global member-owned cooperative and provider of secure financial messaging services, announced on Tuesday it is set to launch Know Your Customers (KYC) Registry for corporates. SWIFT reported that in a first step, from the fourth quarter of 2019, all 2,000 SWIFT-connected corporate groups… 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

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

Winklevoss Twins Suing Charlie Shrem, Say He Owes 5000 Bitcoins

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Lawyers for the Winklevoss twins want to know where “Bitcoin’s first felon” Charlie Shrem’s money is coming from, and are suing him for 5000 bitcoins they say he owes their clients, the New York Times (NYT) reports. Shrem and a partner from England started Bitinstant in… Read More

KYC is Broken and Should Be Put Out of its Misery

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Background checks are broken. They’re necessary, especially when verifying personnel for sensitive positions, but right now, the system is broken. It’s a really lucrative business if you’re a background check company, because the system is great at exploiting companies checking applicants and creating more work… Read More

Is Regulation Killing The Blockchain? How Blockchain Can Adapt to New Laws While Sticking to its Original Principles

The blockchain has revolutionized a number of industries, but none so much as the financial sector. From equity crowdfunding platforms which allow users to buy shares in projects with tokens, to startups raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs), to token exchanges where users can… Read More

Binance Opts for Chainalysis’ KYC & AML Compliance Solutions: Building Trust

Chainalysis, a cryptocurrency compliance and investigation solutions provider, has completed a global roll-out of its compliance solution with Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, to help address the challenges at the intersection of cryptocurrencies, regulators and traditional financial institutions. “Cryptocurrency businesses of… Read More

CipherTrace Publishes Report on Cryptocurrency Money Laundering, say Crypto Theft on the Rise

Q2 2018 Sees Increase in Crypto Theft and in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering CipherTrace has published a report on Crypto Theft and money laundering. Their research covers the second quarter of 2018 and according to the document there has been a dramatic rise in Crypto crime… Read More

Canada Proposes New AML / KYC Rules to Better Manage New World of Virtual Currencies

The Canadian Government, under the auspices of the Department of Finance, has published a series of updated rules to strengthen Canada’s AML / ATF Regime that includes regulating businesses dealing in virtual currency. The Canadian government states that the fast changing financial services industry is being… Read More

Regtech Cynopsis Creates Subsidiary Traceto.io to Handle ICO KYC / AML

Stating that Cynopsis Solutions is already the largest provider of KYC services to blockchain and cryptocurrency based projects in Asia Pacific, the company has launched an initial coin offering (ICO) program via a subsidiary called traceto.io. This new entity seeks to expand its decentralized platform… Read More

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