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How do the Fed Rate and Crypto go in Tandem?

What is the Fed Rate? Fed rates, also known as federal funds rate, refers to the target interest rate regulated by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to modulate economic activity. The target is also the rate at which commercial banks borrow and lend their excess reserves to one another overnight. Target fed rates are […]

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Crypto Censorship

How Cryptocurrency Remains Censorship Resistant

What is Financial Censorship? Financial Censorship occurs when a private entity’s financial activity is restricted in a way which inhibits their operations. This restriction is typically implemented by Financial Institutions (FIs) and Payment Intermediaries (PIs), with the implicit intention of limiting, or even silencing, these private entities. Common methods of Financial Censorship include freezing of […]

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The difference of bull and bear market

Understanding what is a bull and bear market

What is a bull market? A bull market is a financial term referring to a market in which prices are rising or are expected to rise. Though the term “bull market” is most often used to refer to the stock market, it is also applicable to anything that is traded. For instances, bonds, real estate, […]

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Comply with Regulation Know-Your-Business

Protect Your Business & Comply With Regulations – Know-Your-Business (KYB)

As FinTech and technological solutions continue to innovate, companies are under pressure to revise their business operations strategies. By forming new partnerships to complement their solution, companies are coping with these difficulties and taking advantage of the opportunities made available to them by complying with the rules and regulations. Subsequently, at any stage of the […]

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Crypto Hacking Crypto Challenges Wallet Hacks

What is crypto hacking and how does it affect the crypto community?

What is Crypto Hacking? There are mainly two types of hackings which can occur in cryptocurrency – Wallet Hacks and Exchange Hacks.  Wallet hacks occur when there is a weakness in the encryption of private keys. As most private keys are stored in hot wallets and connected to the internet, this renders the keys vulnerable […]

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HK Crypto Regulation and AML

Game-up of Crypto Regulations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s New VASP Regime sets high standards The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (“AML/CTF”) (Amendment) Bill 2022 (“Amendment Bill”) was gazetted by the Hong Kong (HK) Government on June 24, 2022. The Amendment Bill modifies the AML/CTF Ordinance (Cap. 615) (“AMLO”), introducing a licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (“VASPs”) and imposing statutory […]

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Enhanced Regulatory Scrutiny

End-of-Year Review 2022: Anti-Money Laundering & Regtank

2022 has been a year filled with volatility for the compliance landscape. The slow recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic, rise in financial fraud and the financial turmoil and fragilities in the global economy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has contributed to the volatility. On top of that, the happenings of the year had wide-reaching implications […]

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COP27: Delivering for people and the planet

COP27: Achieving Sustainbility in Crypto

What is COP27? COP27 stands for the 27th edition of the ‘Conference of the Parties’. COP is an annual summit in which international governments and industry representatives are invited to discuss pressing global issues. Ever since 154 countries signed the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in 1992, most COP discussions have been […]

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What Is Proof of Reserves and How it Works?

What is Proof-of-Reserves? A Proof-of-Reserves (PoR) is an independent audit overseen by a third party to verify the custodian’s balance sheet, thus ensuring accountability and liability toward all clients’ assets.    How is it done? During the audit, proof of reserves obtained via anonymised snapshots of users’ account balances. Thereafter, they are combined into a […]

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The Timeline to FTX Collapse

What Is FTX? FTX (Futures Exchange) was a centralised cryptocurrency exchange specialising in derivatives and leveraged products. FTX’s primary product offerings included futures, leveraged tokens, options, MOVE contracts, and spot markets. U.S. citizens can trade on FTX US instead of FTX, which was based in the Bahamas and did not cater to them.   The […]

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