Compliance 101

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....

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...

Is cryptocurrency money? Maybe you immediately answered "yes," or tried to outsmart the question with an answer like, "it's the future of money." The real answer is, "we don't know, and furthermore, we don't know exactly what it is or when that will change." At least, that's...

As you manage your cryptocurrency business, you will encounter unusual transactions, potentially every day. What do you do? This is a common situation that cryptocurrency financial institutions face every day, and the solution to keep your business in the good graces of regulators is to file...

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