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Recently, much has been written about the relatively slow rate of bitcoin adoption in Asia. The cause, it’s been said, is the combination of a lack of awareness and the absence of regulation. The latter seems a bit ironic given recent events here in the...

FATF is an inter-governmental body which sets global standards for combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and other threats to the global financial system. They are widely considered the standard-bearer for AML compliance and regulation. While its standards and recommendations are not legally binding, FATF maintains...

At a recent conference of AML professionals, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Deputy Director of Financial Policy and Regulation, Obot Akpan, labeled digital currency “dangerous” and a “channel for money laundering”. Mr. Akpan arrived at this conclusion because, in his words, it’s “not a legal...

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor, SS Mundra, called for “appropriate regulatory changes” to accommodate the oversight of cryptocurrency. Mr. Mundra hinted at a comprehensive and multi-facetted regulatory framework, reminiscent of New York’s BitLicense, when referencing “…concerns around orderly growth of the system, consumer...

We're pleased to announce that BitAML Founder & President, Joe Ciccolo, will be moderating the regulatory panel discussion at Inside Bitcoins, San Diego. The panel, "US and Beyond: Current Regulatory Examinations and Enforcement Actions", will be held on Day #2 (12/15) of the conference from...

As you’re all well aware, earlier this year, Ripple was the subject of the first digital currency enforcement action leveled by regulators for BSA/AML violations. FinCEN and the U.S. Attorney’s Office assessed $750,000 in fines, as well as (even more costly) “enhanced remedial measures”. The...

Another week, another bitcoin company packing up the Family Truckster and leaving New York for greener pastures. LocalBitcoins announced its exit from the Empire State market in a recent company blog post. This followed similar announcements from other high-profile companies, including Kraken, BitFinex, ArtByte, Genesis...

The director of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas Curry, called for a balanced approach to regulating new financial technologies such as bitcoin. “It’s our job as a regulator to support and even encourage innovation that helps bank customers,” Director Curry...

We’re pleased to announce that BitAML will sponsor ISU’s bitcoin club in conjunction with the Champaign-Urbana Bitcoin Meetup. The first meeting is scheduled for September 1st at 5:30pm on the campus of ISU. BitAML Founder & President, Joe Ciccolo, will serve as the club’s co-chair....

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