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How do I start a cryptocurrency or bitcoin business? Crafting a business plan is usually step #1, but in a fraught and ambiguous regulatory landscape, entrepreneurs in the space must focus on AML compliance first. There are no shortage of blog posts or "ultimate guides" out...

Starting a new business in crypto is risky. It's a new industry built on new technology. New industry means unclear regulatory expectations, and new technology means an increased inherent risk for criminal activity. On top of the usual risks of starting a new business in a...

Entrepreneurship in the cryptocurrency space can be incredibly rewarding. However, with opportunity comes challenges, and for cryptopreneurs, BSA/AML compliance is a big challenge. We’ve been developing a series of articles about cryptocurrency compliance for Money Services Businesses (MSBs) that explain compliance basics for aspiring crypto entrepreneurs,...

Financial criminals and con artists are constantly evolving their methods, finding new, innovative ways to steal your information, your identity, and your hard-earned money. As we approach tax season in 2019, let's focus on a unique fraudster scam the IRS and FinCEN warn about every...

Let’s start with the basics. “Cryptocurrency” refers to digital currencies that are completely decentralized, meaning they operate independently of a central bank. Instead, these “coins” or “tokens” and their trade are regulated by an enthusiast community that records transactions transparently in a public digital ledger...

The cryptocurrency industry has a difficult challenge ahead of it in the coming years: demonstrate legitimacy both to potential investors and regulators who are increasingly skeptical of the nascent technology. It's a tremendous burden of proof to bear, but one that those in the industry have...

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