Tagged: anti money laundering

Cayman Islands Proposes New Legislation to Regulate Firms Dealing in Cryptocurrencies, Particularly Exchanges

The legislative assembly of the Cayman Islands has introduced five new pieces of legislation that may be used to regulate local firms dealing in cryptocurrencies. The proposed rules have mainly been created to monitor the operations of digital asset exchanges. The Virtual Asset Service Provider… Read More

European Bitcoin (BTC) Savings Service Bittr Forced to Shut Down Due to Extensive and Costly AMLD5 Regulatory Requirments

Netherlands-based Bittr, a Bitcoin (BTC) savings service, is reportedly closing down its business. Ruben Waterman, the company’s founder, said that newly-enforced financial regulations were the main reason why Bittr decided to shut down its services. The AMLD5 became effective July 9, 2018, and required the… Read More

Financial Fraud Detection Firm TruNarrative Partners AccountScore, an Analytics Firm, to Add Open Banking Capabilities

TruNarrative, a solution for financial fraud detection, prevention, anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC), behavioral monitoring and identity verification, has teamed up with AccountScore, a London-based analytics firm offering actionable insights and analytics on banking processes. The partnership involves adding open banking capabilities to the TruNarrative… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Increasingly Being Considered by Governments, as AML/CFT Regulations Tighten: Report

New York-based BitOoda, a digital asset and Fintech firm, recently published its cryptocurrency market regulatory analysis report. Governments throughout the world are struggling to deal with the devastating economic consequences of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BitOoda team reveals: “We’ve noted an uptick in… Read More

European Parliament Suggests Broadening the Definition of Virtual Currencies and Platforms that Need to Follow Financial Regulations

The European Parliament suggests that the EU should consider broadening the existing definition of digital assets or cryptocurrencies and expand its current list of blockchain or crypto-related organizations that may need to follow financial regulations. The EU adopted the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) back… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Joins Microsoft’s Partner Program to Offer AML Solution

ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has joined Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) partner program, One Commercial Partner, which provides various cloud-powered solutions. ThetaRay’s anti-money laundering (AML) solution for correspondent banking can be accessed through Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A large US bank… Read More

CBDC: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Offer a Public Means of Payment Without Needing a Bank Account, IMF Official Says

Tao Zhang, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has argued that issuing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may lower costs and enhance the overall efficiency of the financial system. Zhang, whose comments came during a keynote presentation, held at the London School… Read More

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange Operator SIX Group to Integrate Know Your Customer in Order to Perform Improved Financial Risk Assessement

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, will be integrating a platform developed by Know Your Customer, in order to enhance its existing procurement process and to be able to perform a better assessment of risks when dealing… Read More

South Korean National Assembly Introduces Amendment to Officially Bring Cryptocurrencies Under Country’s Legal System

The South Korean National Assembly introduced an amendment on March 5, 2020 which will officially bring decentralized cryptocurrencies under the $1.5 trillion economy’s legal system.  The amendment, as drafted, makes changes to the established Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Information, in order… Read More

Regtech: Dublin-based Regulatory Software Developer DX Compliance Solutions to Raise €1.2 Million via Seed Round

Ireland-based DX, a Regtech firm focused on developing compliance software, aims to introduce flexible anti-money laundering (AML) checks and processes for Fintech companies. Simon Dix, a lawyer who previously worked at Germany-based digital bank Fidor Bank, has extensive experience dealing with AML compliance matters in… Read More

New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes New Crypto Bill Requiring Digital Asset Firms to Acquire Operational License

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed a new bill that, if approved and made part of the state’s law, could require digital currency companies to acquire an operational license before offering their products and services. The new bill, called the “Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology… Read More

Nasdaq-listed NICE Actimize Chosen by Asian Digital Bank TONIK to Develop Anti-Money Laundering Solutions and Create Secure Banking Environments

NICE Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has reportedly been chosen by TONIK, an Asian pure-play regulated digital bank, to develop its Essentials anti-money laundering platforms and also to assist in the creation of secure banking environments for… Read More

Social Media Firms that Support Cryptocurrencies Must Look Out for Illicit Financial Activities, Says FinCEN Deputy Director

Jamal El-Hindi, deputy director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Treasury Department that analyzes information about financial transactions in order to prevent illicit activities, is calling on firms interested in bridging the cryptocurrency space with social media networks and… Read More

BaFin, Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority, Clarifies How New Digital Assets Law Applies to Firms Operating Outside of the Country

BaFin, Germany’s financial supervisory authority, recently clarified how the leading European nation’s new crypto-asset custody law would apply to companies that are operating outside of the country, yet still serve local markets. BaFin’s latest guidance, published last month, notes that firms which are currently custodying… Read More

Israeli Securities Authority Issues a Request for Information to Identify Regulations that May Hinder Ongoing Blockchain Industry Development

The Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) has reportedly issued a Request For Information in order to identify regulatory policies that could hinder the ongoing development of distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused projects in Israel. The country’s regulator is also planning to look closely into the potential use… Read More

New Jersey’s NICE Actimize Confirms CipherTrace has Joined Financial Crime and Compliance Platform X-Sight MarketPlace

New Jersey-based NICE Actimize, a subsidiary of Israel-headquartered NICE Ltd, recently confirmed that CipherTrace, a leading provider of digital currency intelligence and blockchain security, has joined the X-Sight Marketplace – which is an established platform for combating financial crime and ensuring compliance. The X-Sight Marketplace… Read More

Monzo Expands Anti-Money Laundering Partnership With RDC For U.S. Launch

RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) announced on Wednesday it has renewed its agreement with UK-based digital banking group Monzo to help fight against anti-money laundering for the bank’s U.S. launch. According to RDC, the partnership will build on the success of the past two years in the… Read More

Blockchain Network Zilliqa to Use Elliptic’s Risk Management Tools to Enhance Platform Infrastructure Security and Compliance

Zilliqa, a blockchain-based platform that aims to deliver high-throughput and high-security, has teamed up with Elliptic, a provider of digital asset risk management software for crypto firms and financial institutions. According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the partnership between Zilliqa and Elliptic… Read More

$4.4 Billion in Cryptocurrency-related Thefts Scams Recorded in 2019 but Scams Decline During Q3: CipherTrace Report

CipherTrace, an established crypto and blockchain intelligence company, has published its Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) report. The report addresses “cryptocurrency regulation, nefarious actors within the ecosystem, impending legislation, international trends and prevailing sentiments,” according to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider. The… Read More

Regtech Firm Exec Says EU’s 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive “Clears Path for Holding Responsible Parties Accountable”

The European Union’s sixth anti-money laundering directive (6AMLD) is expected to take effect on December 3, 2020. The new directive recommends several penalties for non-compliance.  EU Member States are required to have 6AMLD incorporated into their national legislation by December of next year and related… Read More

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