3 cryptocurrency scams you should know about

As for the traditional finance industry, the cryptocurrency industry is also attracting scammers or attackers. Several reasons can explain this. First, crypto markets are currently very popular, attracting a growing number of people and thus funds, which is attracting in turn scammers looking for easy money. Second, cryptocurrencies are known »

5 things to know about Ethereum

What is Ethereum? Ethereum is a blockchain with a native cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). It has been created in 2015 by the programmer Vitalik Buterin. The Ethereum blockchain allows users to transfer Ether between them. Besides, and unlike the Bitcoin blockchain, the Ethereum blockchain allows users to build decentralized applications (DApps) »

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: Adopting a Risk-based Approach to Crypto Gambling

Key takeaways: The use of crypto in the gambling sector has grown in popularity over the last few years. Gambling services are mentioned in FATF’s Virtual Assets Red Flag of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing report from July 2020. Gambling could be a way to launder cryptos, VASPs and gambling »

Hamas crypto addresses seized by Israel: how to monitor the funds?

Key takeaways: Israel issued a seizure order on 84 addresses linked to the Hamas terrorist group. The wallets hold various cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, etc… In July, the Israeli government issued an Administrative Seizure Order to seize 84 cryptocurrency addresses it says belong to the terrorist group »

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 »