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International Regulatory Milestones for Crypto Exchanges in 2020

Opinion The lack of uniformity among different jurisdictions’ cryptocurrency laws makes it difficult for crypto exchanges seeking to expand to new markets. While some countries are embracing and fostering innovation, others are more hostile to Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. Further exac..

French Financial Regulator Responds to EU’s Crypto Consultation

News As the European Commission finished its public consultation on cryptocurrency assets in March, France’s major financial regulator stepped in to express its stance on the matter. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the stock market regulator in France, has published an official response..

Crypto Payment Network Partners With ID Screening Service

News Cryptocurrency network TemTum is partnering with identity verification service Shufti Pro to provide Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) screening services for its customers. As part of the partnership announced on April 7, Shufti Pro will verify TemTum clients' KYC ..

FATF Report: US Is Not Focusing Enough on Crypto Financial Risk

News The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has reevaluated the United States on its compliance with global anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) regulations. According to the report published on March 31, the U.S. is only “largely compliant” with FATF regulations on cr..

FBI Arrests Russian Rapper For Crypto Money Laundering, Cites Damning Instagram

News United States authorities have arrested a Russian national under allegations of money laundering — using his Instagram that promoted his rap career as evidence against him. Per court filings unsealed on March 30, an FBI investigator alleged that Maksim Boiko laundered money using cryptocurren..

Canada’s New AML Rules Have Room for Improvement but a Good Start, Eh?

Analysis As the world’s supervisory agencies start to heed the crypto guidelines of the Financial Action Task Force, a new regulatory landscape is taking shape within the crypto industry. The latest country to annex the FATF directives is Canada, but how will the new rules impact crypto business i..

Canada Tightens Crypto Regulations Alongside AML/CTF Overhaul

News The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) has announced it will soon implement new anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) regulations. The laws including updated guidelines for virtual currencies. In a departmental report published o..

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues AML/CFT Guidelines

News Some countries have been late to the party when it comes to recognizing and regulating digital assets. The first time that Singapore’s central bank issued a framework for the regulation of payment-related activities was on Jan. 28 with the Payment Services Act. However, the Monetary Authorit..

New PlusToken Report Shows KYC May Be Smoke and Mirrors

News A new report on the PlusToken Ponzi scheme shows regulated exchanges are being used to dump coins, despite stringent Know Your Customer (KYC) identify verification rules. Investigative company OXT Research has released a second edition of their in-depth blockchain analysis on the PlusToken sc..

Russia Updates Its Laws for Cryptocurrencies

Expert Take The volume of cryptocurrency flows on darknet markets — which are involved in illegal drug and arms trafficking, remittance and transfer of illicit funds — have doubled for the first time in four years, a new report says. Accordingly, Russia has been updating its bribery and Anti-Money..

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