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Slow But Steady: FATF Review Highlights Crypto Exchanges’ Struggle to Meet AML Standards

In June 2019, the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) introduced its revised set of standards for virtual asset service providers. The document establishes the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements that regulated VASPs —  the term mainly referring to cryptocurrency trading platforms — must eventually implement in their day-to-day operations. The guidelines are framed …

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Decentralized Exchanges Are Building a Life Raft but Need a Bridge

Recently, crypto traders have shown a lot of enthusiasm for decentralized exchanges, or DEXs. The enthusiasm is warranted. We’re starting to see the fruits of many years of hard work pay off with DEX trading volume and use increasing every day.  In spite of this growth, the vast majority of crypto trading still takes place …

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Liquid Exchange Confirms Asset Delistings Due to Regulatory Requirements

Japanese exchange Liquid recently unveiled a mass asset removal from its platform, which COO Seth Melamed claimed necessary for legal compliance. “Liquid works closely with regulators in Japan and Singapore,” Melamed told Cointelegraph on July 25. Referring to Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, or CFT, regulations, he added: “As part …

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Sri Lanka’s Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development ‘Shortly’: Central Bank

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is close to starting development of a blockchain platform expected to speed up the processing of bank users’ ID information. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of …

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The Great Estonian Exodus — Crypto Firms Are Leaving Estonia

Back in 2017, the Estonian government rocked the legislative side of the crypto world when they introduced a raft of new laws designed to support crypto projects. These licenses split into two different categories: those looking to operate a crypto exchange and those looking to undertake an initial coin offering. Both company types stood to …

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Here Is Why BigONE’s New VIP System Can Make the Most Out of Your Everyday Trading

BigONE Exchange, one of the world’s safest crypto exchanges, has taken on a new sheen as it just launched a brand new VIP system that converts a user’s every engagement with the platform into his or her own benefits, be they discount on spot trading fees, reduction on leverage interests rates, or an increased referral …

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How Bitcoin of America’s Compliance Program Made Possible the Restitution of Half a Million Dollars to Fraud Victims

Robust and effective compliance programs for virtual asset exchanges such as Bitcoin of America, which owns and operates a crypto exchange platform as well as a nationwide network of bitcoin ATM locations, isn’t simply a matter of operating a system for CIP, KYC, and AML procedures. An interview with Bitcoin of America’s attorney William Suriano …

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3 Common Compliance and Regulatory Pitfalls to Watch for in 2020

Regulations are not going anywhere. On the contrary, financial service providers face more regulatory challenges and higher costs than ever before. During the early days of cryptocurrencies, a “Wild West” culture emerged when regulators, uncertain on how to tackle this thing called blockchain, paid little attention to the thefts, scams and hacks plaguing the virtual-asset …

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MyCryptoMixer 2020 – The Best Bitcoin Mixer Necessary To Protect User’s Anonymity and Privacy

Governments and law enforcement agencies have been alerted to the possible illicit use of the pseudonymous Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies ever since the notorious darknet marketplace Silk Road was shut down permanently by FBI, which seized more than 144,000 BTC derived from transactions made in the marketplace. This has led to governments and relevant authorities …

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