Twitter supporting Bitcoin tips through the Lightning Network

In late September, social media platform Twitter announced1 a new feature called “Tips” that will allow users to easily receive payments via different platforms such as CashApp, Patreon but also via cryptocurrencies. The “Tips’ feature will gradually be available on IOS and later on Android. Twitter will support Bitcoin tips »

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 »

Report: Review of Bitcoin transactions in terms of ML/TF Risks

Scorechain released its latest report on Bitcoin transactions during the last 5 years (2016-2020) to give its perspective on the associated money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks. Download the FREE report here: https://scorechain.com/bitcoin_transactions_ml_tf_risks It has been more than a decade now that Bitcoin has been released. During this »

The biggest scams in the cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020

This article was published in French on February 28th, 2021: https://www.cointribune.com/actualites/les-plus-grands-scams-de-lecosysteme-crypto-en-2020/  Although cryptocurrencies are revolutionizing traditional financial systems, they are also used for scams such as Ponzi schemes, ransomware and high-yield investments. Take the well-known example of PlusToken. This Ponzi pyramid allowed its creators to steal several billion in crypto »

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, »