In 2019, the infamous Canadian cryptocurrency exchange – QuadrigaCX swindled more than USD 190 million from investors. This should have barred its co-founder, Michael Patryn, from being involved in the finance and crypto industry for the security of investors. Yet the decentralised finance (DeFi) platform has provided Michael Patryn with new opportunities, as it was […]Read full post
In 2021, the global crypto population rose from 106 million in January to 295 million in December, showing a vast increase of 178%. It is further predicted that the number of global crypto owners will reach 1 billion by the end of 2022. These large numbers denote the unprecedented growth of the crypto industry, which […]Read full post
As cryptocurrency businesses continue to thrive, they also begin to show some form of susceptibility to crime and make headlines for the wrong reasons. To emphasize, they are a vehicle for money laundering activities. In 2018, several hackers stole $560 million US dollars worth of XEM and other major cryptocurrencies off Coincheck, a Tokyo-based exchange. […]Read full post
For businesses that deal with cryptocurrencies, there are many terms, such as Digital Asset Entity (DAE), Digital Asset Customer (DAC), Money Service Business (MSB) and Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) that are thrown around and used interchangeably. Combined with the fact that they are often used to describe very similar things, one might think that […]Read full post
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published new guidelines on the provision of digital payment token (DPT) services to the general public on January 17, 2021. MAS considers DPTs, which include cryptocurrencies, to be risky and unsuitable for the general population’s consumption. As a result, the citizens should not be encouraged to trade DPTs, and […]Read full post
2021 has been another year filled with volatility for the compliance landscape. From the rise in financial frauds and cyber crimes fueled by COVID-19, to the spotlight on environmental crimes at COP26, as well as one of the biggest data leaks in the Pandora Papers saga, financial crimes are rapidly evolving, and so are regulations. […]Read full post
What is Compliance Reporting ? Compliance reporting is a part of the core compliance process. It is a mandatory requirement by regulators to build and maintain compliance reports. The reports are used to assess whether the company has been complying with the regulations and document the current state of the organisation’s compliance posture. Generally, a […]Read full post
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique assets in the digital world that can be bought and sold like any other piece of property, but which have no physical form of their own. The market for NFTs surged to new highs in the second quarter, with $2.5 billion in sales in 2021, up from just $13.7 million […]Read full post
Compliance training comes in many forms, but in essence, it is employee training mandated by law or policy to educate employees on regulations that are relevant to their specific industry. A proper compliance training program helps to align and ensure governance across a company, which can minimise risk, increase productivity and help a company remain […]Read full post
FinTech Awards 2021 has awarded Regtank, a one-stop Regtech solution provider, the Cryptocurrency Regulatory Technology Company Award in Asia. Hosted by Wealth & Finance International, an investment market intelligence platform, the 2021 FinTech Awards aim to identify and spotlight individuals, companies, and enterprises across the hugely diverse global FinTech industry. Regtank was awarded the Best […]Read full post
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