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Yes, expanding the geographic scope of your cryptocurrency money service business brings new risks. Here's what you need to know. Let's say things are going well with your cryptocurrency business. Maybe you're a bitcoin ATM owner and you've come out of your startup shell, or you're...

Blockchain technology's ability to decentralize systems is both its blessing and its curse. On one hand, proponents of the technology praise decentralization as its biggest benefit. They're not wrong. Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase once proposed that dealmaking was more productive when done collectively. Blockchain technology...

There are a myriad of cryptocurrency scams out there. If you’re new to trading, it can be difficult to spot a scam without diving in too deep. Since the explosion of cryptocurrencies, coverage of the crypto space has flooded the internet. This makes it difficult...

The Blockchain Users Group (BUG) named BitAML Founder & President, Joe Ciccolo, as its Regulatory Compliance Advisor. The BUG is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a hub for users, practitioners, and developers to exchange knowledge on how to maximize blockchain technology to achieve business success....

The following is an excerpt from an article published on CoinDesk in which BitAML founder, Joe Ciccolo, contributes his insights on tracking illicit profits from human trafficking on the blockchain. [B]etween 2005 and 2012, there were 25 human trafficking convictions in the country, with the...

Late last month, EU lawmakers and regulators agreed to step lightly when it comes to regulating blockchain technology. Officials say they will “softly approach” regulation, thereby allowing innovation aimed at disrupting legacy financial solutions to continue. The EU’s move mirrors that of Britain’s Financial Conduct...

Late last week, the Colorado-based MSB said authorities were investigating whether the firm knew about gaming transactions involving other nations, and if sufficient AML safeguards were in place. Western Union (WU) said the company could face significant fines if the government brings charges. WU was...

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