AML Tag

An AML employee training program is critical to the success of BSA/AML compliance for cryptocurrency businesses, but only truly effective if it includes these key elements. Training your new employees on policies and procedures seems like a no-brainer; it's a check-the-box activity. But thinking of it that...

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...

You might be good at getting your compliance in tip-top shape ahead of an annual review, but could your business pass a surprise examination today? Cryptocurrency businesses that emphasize a culture of compliance are businesses that are built for the long haul. But what does it...

AML compliance is complex, and it can be difficult for cryptocurrency businesses and startups to dot every last I. Here are some of the most commonly-overlooked bitcoin compliance essentials we run into. Putting together an AML compliance program should be at very the top of the...

FinCEN guidances have caused no shortage of confusion in the cryptocurrency community. The watchdog group has detailed the current financial laws and regulations that apply to cryptocurrency businesses several times over the past few years, but each subsequent announcement only seems to muddy the waters....

It's no secret that regulators and the cryptocurrency industry have a rocky history together. Both frequently misunderstand and work past each other, even though regulators and cryptocurrency business owners share the same goal: fostering the conditions that lead to a fair, competitive, and healthy market. The relationship...

To operate as a cryptocurrency money services business (MSB)/money transmitter, you need to complete the registration process through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN’s) online platform. Part of the registration process includes the agreement with regulatory guidelines and adherence to certain requirements to maintain compliance. One...

One of the most challenging things about cryptocurrency compliance is the fact that MSB/money transmitters not only need to observe federal regulations but every individual state’s unique financial regulations as well.  This might not be that bad if you’re just opening a single crypto ATM in...

Having an anti-money laundering (AML) process in place is step one for any reputable crypto business. However, even those with the best intentions have holes in their programs. Unfortunately, these gaps can cause you to face significant fines and may even result in your company becoming...

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