Category: KYC

What Crypto Exchanges Do to Comply With KYC, AML and CFT Regulations

While it’s possible to buy top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) in the over-the-counter (OTC) market, most people will need an exchange in order to buy other altcoins. Exchanges are simply an important component of the system that makes the crypto market tick. Regulators around the world have […]

Blockchain Technology Fixes the Loopholes of Centralized KYC Solutions

While several projects prefer to use centralized repositories to store data during Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures, these databases exhibit several limitations such as susceptibility to hacks and high cost of management, which can be mitigated by distributed ledger technology (DLT), reports TechRadar on May 14, 2019. Centralized Databases are […]

Binance’s Compliance Drive Continues With New Elliptic Partnership

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is continuing to ramp up its regulatory compliance efforts. The exchange has now partnered with blockchain analytics startup Elliptic to boost its compliance and security capabilities, Elliptic announced Thursday. The new partnership – the third relating to compliance in the last two months – will help Binance combat […]

Japan FSA Investigates Security Lapses at Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently investigated two cryptocurrency exchanges which made significant changes in its management as reported by Reuters. The regulatory watchdog was on the lookout for the modalities put in place by these platforms to prevent money laundering and to protect customer funds. FSA Takes Exchanges to […]

‘Onerous’ FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency: Chainalysis

It’s unrealistic and bad for the crypto industry to expect exchanges to send know-your-customer (KYC) information to recipient platforms with every transaction. That’s the gist of a public comment letter filed this week by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, in response to a draft recommendation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), […]

Binance Partners with Blockchain Security Firm CipherTrace, Bolsters AML Measures

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that they have partnered with blockchain security firm CipherTrace to bolster their anti-money laundering (AML) measures. This according to a Binance Blog post on April 11, 2019. Recent Developments Call for Extra Security Measures The use of cryptocurrencies to orchestrate money laundering schemes has been a major […]

VC Firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners Tokenizes Philadelphia Investment Fund

State-backed venture capital (VC) firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners has rolled out a blockchain-based onboarding and tokenization platform. The development was revealed in a blog post on Thursday, April 11. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, that has reportedly invested […]

Binance Partners With CipherTrace in Latest Compliance Push

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance is embarking on a multi-pronged push to boost compliance procedures across its platform. To that end, Binance is announcing a new partnership with the blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to enhance anti-money laundering (AML) processes like tracing the source of on-chain funds and matching user IDs to […]

New York: NYFDS Rejects Bittrex’s BitLicense Application

On April 10, 2019, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange’s application seeking the coveted BitLicense. The BitLicense would have allowed the exchange to operate in one of the world’s most significant financial hotspots. Application Rejected The NYFDS on April 10, 2019, denied a BitLicense […]