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CipherTrace Urges Crypto Companies to Prepare for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

In depth For better or for worse, the cryptocurrency space is coming of age. Since Bitcoin’s rise to mainstream prominence in 2015, there has been increasing recognition of digital assets from government agencies around the world. In turn, new regulations are being imposed to control the way crypt..

Crypto Derivatives Ban: UK Govt Won’t Interfere with FCA Decision

The UK government says it has no power to interfere with any decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding the fate of crypto derivatives. This report comes amid speculation that the financial watchdog is moving to ban crypto derivatives over investor protection concerns. Meanwhile, s..

Anti-Money Laundering Laws Apply to Crypto Too, Says FinCEN Chief

News The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco spoke at the University of Georgetown where he made it clear that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws apply to everyone. On Oct. 21, banking trade publication American Banker reported that Blanco said that fi..

Launch of Binance US Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Crypto Market

Analysis From the outside looking in, the United States seems to present a host of amazing financial opportunities. However, when it comes to launching cryptocurrency exchanges or altcoin trading platforms, these possibilities start to dwindle and fade quite rapidly. In this regard, over the past..

US Congress Asks Financial Crime Director to Study Blockchain Tech

News The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to study blockchain technology in its fight against financial crime. On Sept. 19, the House passed the bill “Advancing Innovation to Assist Law Enforcement Act”, which..

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..

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