Cryptocurrency Tag

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...

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...

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...

You're not done once you get your MTL license in-hand. In fact, the hard part has just begun. More and more states are requiring cryptocurrency businesses to obtain money transmitter licenses, and this is a trend that's only going in one direction — toward more states...

A proposed expansion of California's Department of Business Oversight would mean big changes to how cryptocurrency businesses are regulated in the state. California's budget might not make the morning coffee shop talk for most us, but cryptocurrency money services businesses/money transmitters operating in the state might...

The regulatory environment for cryptocurrency businesses is very much in flux. There are a lot of changes coming, and many of them could have a big impact on the cryptocurrency market. Of course, it’s impossible to predict the future, but there are three major questions we...

At first glance, when thinking about the challenges in applying the Travel Rule to cryptocurrency, the most immediate and common reaction is to exclaim that cryptocurrency is not engineered for transmitting customer information with the funds. For those in crypto, it’s another square peg fitting into...

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...

It’s vital to control for the risks that come with running a cryptocurrency business, but how do you identify those risks in the first place? The first step all cryptos must take (before they open for business) is to compile a risk assessment. A cryptocurrency risk...

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