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US Government Vague On Bitcoin Role In Fentanyl Drug ‘Epidemic’

The US government has singled out cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin as a funding mechanism for the ongoing trend for smuggling the drug fentanyl.FinCEN Advisory Mentions Cryptocurrencies In an advisory issued on August 21, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) highlighted the use of ..

Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

Follow up Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.” In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch des..

FinCEN Director Addresses Casino Compliance With Obligations Regarding Crypto

News Kenneth A. Blanco, the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has urged casinos to follow the agency’s guidelines in regards to suspicious convertible virtual currency (CVC) activity. During his speech at the 12th Annual Las Vegas Anti-Money Laundering Conference on Au..

BTC-e’s Vinnik Case Drags on as New Accusations Continue Emerging

Recap On July 25, 2019, United States prosecutors filed a complaint against the defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and its alleged former operator, Alexander Vinnik. The indictment was filed nearly 24 months after Vinnik was arrested in Greece while on holiday with his family and has followed n..

US Security Token Platform Adds New Policies to Comply with FinCEN

News Security tokens platform TokenSoft has officially added Know Your Business (KYB) services following a successful alpha test in 2018. The San Francisco-based token issuance platform said in a press release on July 31 that the KYB feature was added in order to enhance customer due diligence (CD..

Hodler’s Digest, April 15–21: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekFinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency ExchangerIn an apparent first, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has given a penalty to a California resident who has been accused of wilfully violating mone..

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