Suspicious Transaction Reports are incredibly important given that they tip off financial authorities to transactions that might be a precursor to crime.Read full post
What are Red Flags? Every year, hundreds of billions of “dirty” money are laundered through financial institutions or Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). Virtual assets (VA) and related services encourage financial innovation, but their distinct features also create a plethora of opportunities for Money Launderers (ML), Terrorist Financiers (TF), and criminals to launder or finance […]Read full post
China’s latest attempt to suppress the flourishing virtual currency market on May 21st has wiped nearly $1 trillion (€820 billion) off the market. Host to at least 75% of the world’s bitcoin mining capacity, China’s cryptocurrency ban caused a price plunge of 30% – the biggest one-day drop since March 2020. Under the ban, financial […]Read full post
More companies are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment. Should your business do so too? Technological advancement has seen mushrooming of many payment mediums. Cryptocurrency payments are the newest kid on the block. Thanks to ongoing innovations and revolutions in the financial industry, paying for services or goods has become much easier. Payments can now be done […]Read full post
The regulatory industry has been deeply disrupted by the development of various decentralized technologies which allow for pseudonymous-by-design transactions. Already struggling to graft money-laundering rules, FATF, the intergovernmental organization which sets standards and promotes the effective implementation of legal, regulatory, and operational measures for combating any threats to the integrity of the international financial system […]Read full post
TheFinancial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that helps to develop and promote Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC). In light of the rise of the cryptocurrency industry, the FATF published guidance on how its 37 members should regulate cryptocurrency exchanges whereby the FATF’s 2019 amendment to Recommendation 16 had […]Read full post
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been constantly introducing new regulations while tightening existing regulations in a bid to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Just recently, on 11 February 2021, MAS released Notice PSN01AA, a transitional arrangement to apply requirements of PSOA-N02 to include the exempt persons. The MAS Notice PSN01AA […]Read full post
On 14 January 2019, the Payment Services Act (PSA) was introduced so as to put in place stricter regulations. Some businesses that were affected by this would be crypto businesses as they are now required to apply for a license in order to operate in the jurisdiction. What is the Payment Services Act? This Act […]Read full post
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