Ireland: AML/CFT Law on Virtual Assets

Key takeaways: Ireland transposed the 5AMLD to national law. It extends the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010 to VASPS. The law will impose AML/CFT standards on VASPs starting April 2021. In September 2020, the Irish government approved the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) »

Stablecoins: Understanding ML/TF Risks and Regulatory Developments

Key takeaways: Stablecoins held on exchanges recently reached an all-time high. More and more jurisdictions are planning to regulate them. FATF issued guidance on how to apply its standards to stablecoins. Lately, stablecoin usage has been increasing significantly. According to the market data provider CryptoQuant, stablecoins held on exchanges rose »

Implement a risk-based approach on transaction monitoring to comply with UK cryptoassets regulation: download the Guide for free

Scorechain released its latest guide to help UK-based crypto businesses to comply with AML/CTF regulations by implementing a risk-based approach on transaction monitoring. Download the FREE Guide here: https://www.scorechain.com/UK-cryptoassets-regulation Regulators around the globe are more and more concerned about digital assets and virtual asset service providers in particular. It is »

South Korea: Updated crypto law enters into force today

Key takeaways: The law enters into force on March 25, 2021. It sets new AML requirements on virtual asset service providers including real-name verification, customer due diligence, reporting requirements, travel rule, etc. Concerned entities are granted a 6-month grace period to fully comply by September 24, 2021. On March 5, »

How to implement a risk-based approach on transaction monitoring to comply with Singaporean regulations? Download the Guide for free

Scorechain releases the latest Guide to help crypto businesses in Singapore to comply with AML/CTF regulations by implementing the risk-based approach on transaction monitoring. Download the FREE Guide here: https://scorechain.com/Singapore-MAS-Virtual-Assets-Red-Flags Cryptocurrencies and digital assets have raised concerns from worldwide regulators. With increasing usage and business opportunities, regulators have started to »

FinCEN proposed crypto rules: foreign accounts holding crypto would be reportable on the FBAR; crypto exchanges would identify personal wallets – Both should undergo further review by the new administration though

If you are a US person holding assets worth more than $10,000 (including cryptocurrencies) overseas, you may be concerned with this topic. If you are a US bank or money service business dealing with cryptocurrencies, you may be concerned as well.   Key takeaways: In a recent notice, FinCEN proposed to »