Tagged: money laundering

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

AUSTRAC: PayPal Is Being Audited for Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorism Laws By Australian Authorities

AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, ordered an audit on September 24 of international money transfers made by online payment service provider PayPal according to a release. Australia’s authorities suspect that the transactions facilitated by PayPal might be associated with serious crimes such as child exploitation. … 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

Australian Jailed in Colorado for Laundering Money Using Bitcoin

An Australian living in Boulder, Colorado has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison and 12 months probation for laundering money using Bitcoins. Emilio Testa, age 32, was arrested after selling bitcoins to undercover agents. “According to the stipulated facts contained in… Read More

UN Official Says Cryptocurrencies Making Child Exploitation Easier, More Profitable

Content warning: This article contains brief descriptions of the abuse of children. Reader discretion is advised. Cryptocurrencies are making cyber-crime, terror financing, money laundering and child exploitation much easier, Neil Walsh, chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money-Laundering section of the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime… Read More

Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Laundering $25 Million in Person and at Bitcoin ATM

A young man in Los Angeles has pleaded guilty to charges of drug dealing, unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering relating to the processing of $25 million USD in illicit money via his Bitcoin trading services. Kunal Kalra, 25, also known as “Kumar,” “shecklemayne” and… Read More

Thailand Officials Amending Laws to Counter Crypto Money Laundering

Police Major Gen Preecha Charoensahayanon, chief of Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) says cryptocurrencies, “will be a tool of new money laundering,” in the country going forward. “That’s why we’re amending laws to prepare us for new online missions,” Charoensahayanon told The Bangkok Post. Charoensahayanon… Read More

Report: Moscow Math Major Will Wash Trade Your Crypto Token for $6000

A young student at Moscow State University, Alexey Andryunin, and his unnamed partner, have come up with a lucrative sideline that has made them much less interested in their studies: the wash trading of crypto tokens to make it look like there’s a market for… Read More

Vancouver, Birthplace of the Cryptocurrency ATM, Considering Ban

Police in Vancouver have reportedly called Bitcoin ATMs “an ideal money-laundering vehicle” and have asked for federal legislation, and the mayor of Vancouver, the first city in the world to host a Bitcoin ATM, has now floated the idea of a ban, The Star reports…. 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

Blockchain Security Company CipherTrace Forms New Partnership With Rakuten Wallet For Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

Blockchain security company CipherTrace announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Rakuten Wallet, a subsidiary of Rakuten Group, a global company that operates an e-commerce site in Japan, to assure anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for the Rakuten’s highly anticipated cryptocurrency exchange. According… Read More

New Estonian Government Proposes Tighter Anti-Money Laundering Restrictions, Higher Standards for Crypto Businesses

For the past few years, cryptocurrency businesses have been flocking to Estonia, attracted by the relaxed regulatory climate the country provided as it vied to be a leader in digital banking in the Baltics. According to ERR News: “The rapidity and ease with which foreign… Read More

Mixer Down: Cryptocurrency Anonymizing Service Shut Down by Europol

Police in the Netherlands and Luxembourg have seized six servers hosting Bestmixer.io, “one of the three largest mixing services for cryptocurrencies.” The seizures, cooperatively executed by the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), Europol and the authorities in Luxembourg, have resulted in the complete shutdown… Read More

Fintech Friendly Bank Nordea May Get Sucked into Money Laundering Scandal

Nordea Bank may be the next Scandinavian bank to get sucked into the money laundering scandal. Bloomberg is reporting that an upcoming broadcast that may reveal more details on money laundering have caused shares to drop. Apparently, a broadcast that will air by tomorrow will… Read More

More Details Surface on the Extradition of Romanian Crypto Exchange Operator to US

A Romanian citizen arrested last week by local cyber police and American Secret Service agents has been released on bail in the city of Cluj where he runs one of the region’s largest crypto exchanges. The agents flew to Romania to seek the arrest and… Read More

170 State Personnel Raid Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Money Laundering Probe

A raid initiated yesterday at Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt has continued into today as 170 police, prosecutors and tax officials look for evidence of money laundering described in the Panama papers, Reuters reports. The raid has involved a comprehensive search of the offices of… 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

UK: Risk of Using Cryptocurrencies in Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Said to be Low but Expected to Grow

“Cybercrime as a Service” is a Growing Problem In the UK, HM Treasury and the Home Office have published a report on money laundering and terrorist financing. As one of the largest economies in the world that is based on global trade and quite open… Read More

Fraudsters Attempt to Use JustGiving For Money Laundering Scams

JustGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform based in the UK, recently revealed it has been targeted by fraudsters who have been using the portal for money laundering scams. JustGiving describes itself as the world’s most trusted online giving platform. The platform stated its main mission is… Read More

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