FinCEN Tag

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....

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 an exciting time to be involved in a cryptocurrency business because the industry is so new and growing so quickly. It’s a lucrative pursuit and demand is increasing rapidly. However, to be successful in a crypto business it’s essential to follow proper rules and regulations....

If you’re an entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency space, you need to learn about financial regulation quickly. A great first step is learning about the major financial regulators in the industry. We’re continuing our series of cryptocurrency compliance 101 posts to help cryptocurrency business owners understand the regulatory...

In 2014, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. admitted to violating the Bank Secrecy Act. The bank had failed to report dubious transactions which were connected to fraudster Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) fined JPMorgan $461 million. Then, in 2016, FinCEN went after Gibraltar Private...

The following is an excerpt from an article published on NASDAQ.com and Bitcoin Magazine in which BitAML founder, Joe Ciccolo, analyzes the recent FinCEN enforcement action with Western Union, and lessons learned. There are several takeaways from the experience of this legacy organization for money transfers that...

The following is an interview of BitAML Founder & President, Joe Ciccolo, originally published on CoinIdol. In it, Joe discusses the regulatory compliance implications for newly released portable bitcoin ATM devices. The Portable Bitcoin ATM presented by LocalBitcoins in October 2016, may cause MSB compliance issues....

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