5 days after the Harvest Finance Hack: what we know so far

Early Monday, the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Harvest Finance was exploited by an unknown attacker, who drained about $25 million in value and swapped for renBTC (rBTC). This incident has risen again and even heated the debate on whether this kind of flash loan-based arbitrage attacks are really “hacks”. Technically, the »

Swiss Parliament approves new DLT Regulations notably for crypto-based assets

The New Swiss Blockchain DLT Laws have been approved by the Swiss Parliament on 25 September 2020. Finalised last week, laws are expected to come into effect in early 2021: What is important to know? A specific category of tokenised rights named “Uncertificated Register Securities” regarding security token issuers; A »

The Ultimate Guide for implementing a RBA based on FATF latest guidelines on virtual assets indicators

Implement a risk-based approach to comply with the source of funds & transaction monitoring requirements according to FATF Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators report for ML/TF. Download here: https://scorechain.com/FATF-redflag-indicators-report Cryptocurrencies and digital assets have raised many concerns for regulators over the past few years. With increasing usage and increasing business opportunities for many industries, »

Payback for ransomware may violate OFAC’s regulations

Issue crypto transaction in case of a ransomware attack may violate OFAC regulation This Advisory has been published following the surge of ransomware during COVID-19 pandemic License applications involving ransomware payments will be reviewed by OFAC on a case-by-case basis with a presumption of denial In case of ransomware, OFAC »

FCA: Annual Financial Crime Report to be extended; cryptoasset businesses included

This August, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK published a consultation paper. The paper proposes to extend the scope of firms required to provide Annual Financial Crime Report (REP-CRIM) information. It should include firms that carry on regulated activities considered to potentially have higher money laundering risk, such »