Compliance 101

Billions of dollars have been laundered through cryptocurrency exchanges — bitcoin businesses often find themselves on the front lines Money laundering is a significant problem for the world economy. UN figures estimate that upwards of 2 trillion (yes, with a "t") in U.S. dollar-equivalent is laundered through...

It’s an exciting time to be involved in a cryptocurrency business because the industry is so new and growing so quickly. It’s a lucrative pursuit and demand is increasing rapidly. However, to be successful in a crypto business it’s essential to follow proper rules and regulations....

Does your cryptocurrency business have a board of directors? It should. For financial institutions and money services businesses (including crypto MSBs), the board of directors provides essential oversight to ensure a business operates safely and in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. No matter what type...

If you’re newer to crypto, you might hear the acronyms HIFCA and HIDTA tossed about in relation to risk analysis. If so, you've probably wondered what they mean. If you're just looking for a quick answer, this post will explain what HIFCA and HIDTA are in broad...

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....

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