FinCEN leak suggests new AML measures may not go far enough… for banks

The leaked documents show many banks ‘enabling’ money laundering. Leaked documents from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imply that the agency’s revamped efforts to identify illicit transactions and money laundering may not be sufficient. But on this occasion, the institutions described as being at fault are not crypto exchanges, but some of the […]

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Illicit crypto transactions are getting more attention from the government

The IRS has a strong interest in receiving information from informed whistleblowers about offshore crypto accounts and criminal crypto tax activity. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments worldwide to focus on bringing blockchain technology to their financial services, along with the needed regulatory upgrades to keep the burgeoning fintech industry clean. Related: Not like before: […]

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How banks are integrating crypto AML software for compliance

Virtual asset service providers (VASPs) are looking for effective cryptocurrency compliance solutions as new regulations are introduced globally to combat illicit activity on the blockchain. What solutions are available to them? With the exposure of traditional banks and financial institutions to crypto-assets and all the risks involved, as well as the continued advice from governmental […]

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