Why do you need blockchain analytics tools?

Today, there are more and more blockchain analytics tools available for companies processing cryptocurrencies. In this article, we will explain why they are of utmost importance for such companies. But first, what exactly is blockchain analysis? Unlike common thinking, blockchain transactions are not anonymous but rather pseudonymous. Everyone can see »

3 types of crypto risks that can be mitigated through blockchain analytics

Key takeaways: FATF identified a trend in the use of methods to increase anonymity to launder illegal proceedings. Blockchain analytics can help mitigate crypto-related risks. Using cryptocurrencies for money laundering (ML) / terrorism financing (TF) or fraud purposes is not new and this is why worldwide regulators are putting in »

Crypto Compliance: Monitoring and Mitigating Jurisdiction Related Risks

Key takeaways: FATF updated its list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring with 4 additional jurisdictions that have deficiencies in their AML/CFT regimes. Funds associated with these jurisdictions are thus riskier in terms of ML/TF. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place 4 additional jurisdictions on its “greylist” on »

June FATF Plenary: Outcomes of the Meeting

Key takeaways: FATF plenary took place from June 21 to 25. The report on the 12-month review of FATF’s revised standards for VAs and VASPs will be published on July 5. The finalization of FATF’s revised Guidance on VAs and VASPs is pushed back to October 2021. FATF plenary meetings »

How to monitor DeFi activity and mitigate the related risks?

Key takeaways: DeFi attracts more and more users, bringing AML and fraud risks to the crypto industry though. Regulators might be issuing DeFi regulations soon. The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry has been booming since mid-2020 and gathers more and more users. Indeed DeFi platforms such as decentralized exchanges (DEX), lending, »

Banks and cryptos: How to fulfill AML/CTF requirements?

Key takeaways: Cryptocurrency usage is increasing which leads to a growing demand for crypto services. Financial institutions are moving to crypto services to satisfy this growing need. They should satisfy crypto AML/CTF requirements and mitigate risks from their crypto exposure. With the recent expansion of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency usage, more »

South Korea: Latest developments on crypto and regulation

Key takeaways: It could be tricky for Korean exchanges to comply with the newly implemented AML/CTF regulations. South Korea could start its CBDC pilot test later this year. The country is also focusing on preventing crypto from being used for ML purposes. Crypto taxation will be implemented in January 2022. »

State of crypto regulation in Turkey

Key takeaways In April, two of the country’s exchanges collapsed. On April 30, Turkey implemented a ban on cryptocurrency payments. On May 1, AML/CTF requirements were imposed on crypto trading platforms. In the last few weeks, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been a heated topic in Turkey as two of the »