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A record number of crypto hedge funds launched in 2018, which means they’re getting more attention every day. While cryptocurrency hedge funds aren’t mentioned in the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), experts recommend that all hedge funds develop comprehensive BSA compliance programs to reduce risk and...

Crypto lenders qualify as financial institutions and must adhere to the same compliance regulations as Bitcoin ATMs and crypto exchanges. Unlike ATM operators, crypto lenders are not money transmitters. However, the same compliance standards related to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) apply. As...

Cryptocurrency compliance can be challenging, so today, we’re focusing on what crypto exchanges need to do to be compliant with relevant regulations as part of a new mini-series explaining compliance basics for aspiring or new entrepreneurs in the space. Is your crypto exchange BSA/AML compliant? Let’s dig...

Entrepreneurship in the cryptocurrency space can be incredibly rewarding. However, with opportunity comes challenges, and for cryptopreneurs, BSA/AML compliance is a big challenge. We’ve been developing a series of articles about cryptocurrency compliance for Money Services Businesses (MSBs) that explain compliance basics for aspiring crypto entrepreneurs,...

Monitoring for unusual or suspicious transactions is arguably the most critical day-to-day responsibility cryptocurrency money services businesses (MSBs) and money transmitters must perform in order to enforce robust cryptocurrency compliance. About a quarter of our cryptocompliance 101 blog posts cover the topic from different vantage points....

On-demand workplace platform also streamlines numerous day-to-day institutional compliance tasks including reporting, record-keeping, and transaction monitoring. Financial institutions (FIs) in the cryptocurrency industry face significant challenges regularly updating customary money transmitter license (MTL) requirements, as well as a variety of other daily compliance activities. To help...

It's becoming increasingly more common for financial institutions, including businesses in the crypto space, to receive grand jury subpoenas. Thus, it’s very possible that your cryptocurrency business could be the recipient of one in the not so distant future. The important question is, how should...

Every year, federal agencies (primarily the FBI) issue thousands of National Security Letters (NSLs) to gather information they believe will help national security-related investigations and protect against terrorism and “clandestine intelligence activities.” While cryptocurrency businesses don’t receive NSLs often, the number of NSLs issued has been...

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