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Libra Appoints New Chief Compliance Officer, Third C-Suite Executive Appointed with a Strong Compliance Track Record

Libra Appoints New Chief Compliance Officer, Third C-Suite Executive Appointed with a Strong Compliance Track Record

The Libra Association appointed Sterling Daines as its new Chief Compliance Officer, who is currently the Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance at Credit Suisse. He is expected to leave his position at Credit Suisse and join the Libra Association later this year. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was the Managing Director and Deputy Head of Financial Crime Compliance at Goldman Sachs and has worked as a consultant to the US Department of Justice and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The Algorand Foundation to Integrate Chainalysis KYT for Transaction Monitoring and Compliance

The Algorand Foundation to Integrate Chainalysis KYT for Transaction Monitoring and Compliance

The Algorand Foundation will be leveraging Chainalysis’ Know Your Transaction (KYT) for transaction monitoring and compliance processes after its integration.

CipherTrace Unveils New Compliance Software For Banks Against Illicit Crypto Transactions

CipherTrace Unveils New Compliance Software For Banks Against Illicit Crypto Transactions

CipherTrace launches Armada to fix the blind spot in cryptocurrency compliance

Bittrex Leverages Chainalysis KYT Tool to Enhance Security and Regulation Compliance

Bittrex Leverages Chainalysis KYT Tool to Enhance Security and Regulation Compliance

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex will use Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT) to meet new and existing regulatory and compliance standards, and establish a safer, more secure platform for their users.

Renault Deploys Blockchain for Vehicle Compliance Certification from Design to Production

Renault Deploys Blockchain for Vehicle Compliance Certification from Design to Production

Renault, a leading French automobile manufacturer, has established the XCEED blockchain system to ensure compliance of all car parts from design to production.

International Chamber of Commerce to Deploy Blockchain-Powered App for Tamper-Proof COVID-19 Compliance Status

International Chamber of Commerce to Deploy Blockchain-Powered App for Tamper-Proof COVID-19 Compliance Status

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has inked a partnership with International SOS, the globe’s biggest medical and travel security services firm, to establish a new blockchain-enabled mobile app dubbed ICC AOKpass. It will be instrumental in providing trusted and immutable recognition of persons’ COVID-19 compliance status.

ChatGPT Ban Lifted in Italy

ChatGPT Ban Lifted in Italy

Italy's data protection agency banned OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot in March 2023 for allegedly violating GDPR. The ban was lifted in April after the company complied with the regulator's transparency demands and implemented age-gating measures.

Worldcoin (WLD)'s Return to Spain Supported by 90% of World ID Holders

Worldcoin (WLD)'s Return to Spain Supported by 90% of World ID Holders

Nearly 90% of World ID holders in Spain support the return of Worldcoin (WLD), according to a recent survey.

Cboe Digital Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ether Futures Trading in January 2024

Cboe Digital Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ether Futures Trading in January 2024

Cboe Digital, the first US-regulated crypto native exchange, will launch Bitcoin and Ether futures trading, enhancing capital efficiency and market liquidity.

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets has partnered with Solidus Labs to use the HALO platform, monitoring $16 trillion in crypto trading, enhancing compliance and risk management.

Binance Exchange Inaugurates Global Advisory Board under Compliance Drive

Binance Exchange Inaugurates Global Advisory Board under Compliance Drive

Binance Exchange has announced the establishment of its Global Advisory Board (GAB) as it looks to deepen its regulatory compliance in the region.

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

The fervor surrounding a US-regulated spot Bitcoin ETF is palpable, with its approval expected to significantly bolster Bitcoin's market adoption. Addressing the current inefficiencies in Bitcoin investment, a spot ETF promises cost efficiency, enhanced liquidity, ease of access, and regulatory compliance. The formal recognition by regulators and established financial brands could further fuel Bitcoin's market acceptance. The estimations indicate a substantial market influx post ETF approval, not just within the US but potentially extending to global markets, laying the groundwork for a robust 2024 for Bitcoin, as per the analysis by Charles Yu of Galaxy.

How Does MakerDAO Stay Compliant on over 400 Global Partnerships?

How Does MakerDAO Stay Compliant on over 400 Global Partnerships?

MakerDao has over 400 global partnerships active throughout the world. So how does Maker manage to remain compliant with users in over 120 separate and specifically financially regulated jurisdictions?

Coinbase Amplifies Anti-Terrorism Financing Measures Through Blockchain Analytics

Coinbase Amplifies Anti-Terrorism Financing Measures Through Blockchain Analytics

Coinbase, on October 17, 2023, outlined its robust measures to curb terrorism financing and other illicit activities through a rigorous compliance framework and blockchain analytics. The discourse emphasizes the importance of regulatory clarity in the U.S to minimize offshore risks associated with digital assets. With a dedicated team and technological tools, Coinbase demonstrates a proactive approach in maintaining the integrity of the crypto ecosystem.

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

On Aug 21, 2023, the SEC charged Titan Global Capital Management for misleading ads and compliance failures. Titan advertised a 2,700% annualized return, omitting key details. They'll pay $1.04M in penalties and disgorgement.

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini is set to invest $24 million in its Gurgaon development center in India, focusing on core platform areas like compliance and security. The move is part of Gemini's broader strategy to tap into India's burgeoning tech and startup ecosystem.

Crypto Miner HIVE Requested for Resubmission of Form 40-F

Crypto Miner HIVE Requested for Resubmission of Form 40-F

Hive Blockchain Technologies Ltd said it received a letter from Nasdaq, requesting that the company renew its annual report on Form 40-F due to delays in filing submit plans to meet exchange listing compliance.

South Korea Probes OKX for Unregistered Operations

South Korea Probes OKX for Unregistered Operations

South Korean financial authorities are investigating OKX, a cryptocurrency exchange, for potentially operating without proper registration, following allegations from the Digital Asset Exchange Association.

South Korean Gaming Giant Wemade Faces $41 Million Tax Bill for Crypto Operations

South Korean Gaming Giant Wemade Faces $41 Million Tax Bill for Crypto Operations

South Korean gaming firm Wemade faces a $41 million tax bill for its crypto operations, highlighting the complexities of regulatory compliance in the blockchain gaming industry.

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange HKVAEX Announces Phased Shutdown

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange HKVAEX Announces Phased Shutdown

HKVAEX, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, has initiated a phased suspension of their services, leading to a complete shutdown by May 1, 2024.

CoinDCX Suspends Deposits and Withdrawals, Citing Compliance Requirements

CoinDCX Suspends Deposits and Withdrawals, Citing Compliance Requirements

CoinDCX has suspended withdrawals. The exchange said compliance, risk and monitoring requirements necessitated the decision. All users are expected to follow an enhanced due diligence process to enable crypto deposits and withdrawals.

R3 Highlights the Transformative Potential of Tokenization in Finance

R3 Highlights the Transformative Potential of Tokenization in Finance

R3, a leading enterprise blockchain software firm, discusses the transformative potential of tokenization in the financial sector. The company emphasizes the need for regulatory frameworks and industry standards to unlock the full benefits of digital assets. According to a June 2023 report from Bernstein, $5 trillion in assets could be tokenized in the next five years, offering significant opportunities for market participants.

Bitget Registers as a Service Provider in Lithuania

Bitget Registers as a Service Provider in Lithuania

Bitget has registered as a service provider in Lithuania after meeting compliance standards with regional laws and regulations. Lithuania is an emerging digital asset market and a popular location for cryptocurrency and blockchain projects.

US Federal Prosecutors Investigate Block Inc. for Compliance Violations

US Federal Prosecutors Investigate Block Inc. for Compliance Violations

US federal prosecutors are conducting an investigation into Block Inc., the fintech company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The investigation follows allegations of compliance violations at Block's payment arms, Square and Cash App. A whistleblower has provided documents showing that Block processed transactions for users in countries subject to economic sanctions and facilitated crypto transactions for terrorist groups. The company is accused of failing to address these breaches despite being alerted to them.

Binance set to reenter Japanese crypto market

Binance set to reenter Japanese crypto market

Binance is set to reenter the Japanese crypto market after acquiring the regulated crypto exchange platform, Sakura Exchange Bitcoin (SEBC). The SEBC platform will terminate its current crypto exchange and brokerage services by May 31, 2023, and reopen as Binance Japan in June. Binance had to fold its Japan operations in 2018 after regulatory warnings, but has since mended relations with regulators and reentered other markets through acquisitions.

Tether Implements Wallet-Freezing Policy Aligned with US Regulations

Tether Implements Wallet-Freezing Policy Aligned with US Regulations

Tether's wallet-freezing policy, in line with US OFAC regulations, is a proactive approach to cybercrime, setting a new standard in the crypto industry.

CFTC's Stern Warning to Crypto Exchanges Following Binance Case

CFTC's Stern Warning to Crypto Exchanges Following Binance Case

The CFTC has significantly heightened its regulatory actions against non-U.S. crypto entities, indicating a significant shift in the U.S. cryptocurrency market's regulatory landscape.

CoinList Settles with OFAC for $1.2 Million Over Crimea Sanctions Violations

CoinList Settles with OFAC for $1.2 Million Over Crimea Sanctions Violations

CoinList settles with OFAC for $1.2 million over transactions for users in Crimea, promising to invest $300,000 in compliance enhancements.

Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges

Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges

Wallet of Satoshi withdraws from U.S. market, highlighting regulatory challenges faced by crypto service providers like GameStop and Binance, reflecting evolving U.S. cryptocurrency regulation landscape.

FATF Assessment Finds Majority of US Exchanges are Compliant with Virtual Asset Guidance

FATF Assessment Finds Majority of US Exchanges are Compliant with Virtual Asset Guidance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published an assessment of the US’s compliance with its revised criteria for anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CTF) through virtual assets and found that most virtual asset providers are compliant.

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay, a prominent crypto-fiat payment gateway, has secured a Money Services License in Iowa, marking a significant expansion in the U.S. market and enhancing its global compliance portfolio.

NYDFS Introduces Stricter Crypto Listing and Delisting Rules

NYDFS Introduces Stricter Crypto Listing and Delisting Rules

NYDFS has implemented stricter regulations for cryptocurrency businesses, enhancing investor protection through detailed risk assessments and governance, highlighting New York's proactive regulatory approach.

Mastercard Launches Web3 Solution for Crypto Verification

Mastercard Launches Web3 Solution for Crypto Verification

Mastercard has launched a new Web3 solution called "Mastercard Crypto Credential" aimed at enhancing user verification standards in the digital asset space. The solution is designed to provide a unique identifier to users, enabling them to instantly verify that an address they want to send funds to has been vetted by Mastercard and has been operating in compliance with the firm's standards. The solution will support compliance through the exchange of metadata and help reduce the opportunities for bad actors.

IRS Introduces New Form 1099-DA for Reporting Income from Digital Asset Transactions

IRS Introduces New Form 1099-DA for Reporting Income from Digital Asset Transactions

The US IRS has introduced Form 1099-DA for cryptocurrency brokers to report digital asset transactions, aiming to improve compliance and ensure accurate tax reporting from digital assets starting January 1, 2025.

Binance Hires Former IRS Special Agents to Ramp Up Its Compliance Team

Binance Hires Former IRS Special Agents to Ramp Up Its Compliance Team

Binance has hired former IRS special agents – Tigran Gambaryan and Matthew Price – to add depth to its financial investigations and compliance teams.

British Standards Institution Pioneers International AI Safety Guidelines for Sustainable Future

British Standards Institution Pioneers International AI Safety Guidelines for Sustainable Future

BSI's release of the first international AI safety guideline, BS ISO/IEC 42001, marks a significant step in standardizing the safe and ethical use of AI, reflecting global demand for robust AI governance.

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Co-Authors Paper on Blockchain Privacy and Compliance

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Co-Authors Paper on Blockchain Privacy and Compliance

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin, along with researchers and privacy advocates, published a paper on September 6, 2023, titled "Blockchain Privacy and Regulatory Compliance: Towards a Practical Equilibrium." The paper introduces "Privacy Pools," a smart contract-based protocol designed to reconcile financial privacy with regulatory compliance.

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.

Ethereum is Getting Closed to Being Completely Censored Because of OFAC Regulations

Ethereum is Getting Closed to Being Completely Censored Because of OFAC Regulations

Ethereum is becoming more compliant with OFAC sanctions per on-chain data

Payments Firm FIS Worldpay Taps Shyft Network, Enhance Global Crypto Regulation Compliance

Payments Firm FIS Worldpay Taps Shyft Network, Enhance Global Crypto Regulation Compliance

FIS Worldpay wants to enable its merchants to comply with crypto-related regulations defined by FATF rules.

NFA issues new rule for digital asset commodities

NFA issues new rule for digital asset commodities

The National Futures Association has issued a new compliance rule to address fraud and misconduct by its over 100 members involved in digital asset commodities. The new rule will take effect on May 31 and applies only to Bitcoin and Ether.

Dubai's VARA Appoints Matthew White as CEO

Dubai's VARA Appoints Matthew White as CEO

Dubai's VARA is appointing Matthew White as its new CEO, focusing on regulatory compliance in the cryptocurrency space, following a leadership transition.

Crypto Lending Firm Delio Faces Regulatory Sanctions for Compliance Failures in South Korea

Crypto Lending Firm Delio Faces Regulatory Sanctions for Compliance Failures in South Korea

South Korean crypto asset management firm Delio has been fined KRW 1.896 billion and suspended for three months by the Financial Services Commission's Financial Intelligence Unit due to non-compliance with financial transaction laws.

US Court Orders Binance and Changpeng Zhao to Pay $2.7 Billion in Settlement with CFTC

US Court Orders Binance and Changpeng Zhao to Pay $2.7 Billion in Settlement with CFTC

A US court has imposed a $2.7 billion fine on Binance and a $150 million fine on Changpeng Zhao for violating the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.

SEC Chair Gensler Open to Lawful Revival of FTX

SEC Chair Gensler Open to Lawful Revival of FTX

SEC Chair Gary Gensler emphasizes regulatory standards as FTX considers legal and compliant return, following founder Sam Bankman-Fried's conviction, marking a pivotal moment in crypto regulation.

SEC Delays Decision on Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF

SEC Delays Decision on Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF

The SEC extends the review period for the Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF until February 6, 2024, signaling continued caution in cryptocurrency product approvals.

Former Voyager Digital CEO Faces Fraud Charges Amid CFTC and FTC Crackdown

Former Voyager Digital CEO Faces Fraud Charges Amid CFTC and FTC Crackdown

The CFTC and FTC have levelled fraud charges against former Voyager Digital CEO Stephen Ehrlich, spotlighting the case as a notable instance of regulatory enforcement within the digital asset sector. The charges underscore the market's inherent risks and the imperative for robust regulatory compliance to ensure investor protection.

Binance.US Distances Itself from Binance.com; CZ Steps Down as Chairman

Binance.US Distances Itself from Binance.com; CZ Steps Down as Chairman

Binance.US declares operational independence from Binance.com, reassures customers, and remains compliant with U.S. regulations, following a $4.3 billion settlement. Chairman Changpeng Zhao steps down.

OpenAI's ChatGPT Under GDPR Investigation in Italy: Facing 30-Day Defense Deadline

OpenAI's ChatGPT Under GDPR Investigation in Italy: Facing 30-Day Defense Deadline

Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante, has raised concerns over potential GDPR violations by OpenAI's ChatGPT, requiring OpenAI to defend its processing of personal data for 30 days.

Lesley O'Neill was Appointed as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer

Lesley O'Neill was Appointed as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer

Lesley O’Neill's appointment as Binance.US Chief Compliance Officer marks a strategic response to heightened SEC scrutiny, emphasizing the crypto industry's shift towards compliance and regulatory adherence.

Nomura's Laser Digital Launches Ethereum Adoption Fund for Institutional Investors

Nomura's Laser Digital Launches Ethereum Adoption Fund for Institutional Investors

Nomura's Laser Digital has launched an Ethereum Adoption Fund, focusing on institutional investors, with a strategy involving staking and regulated custody, aiming to increase institutional engagement in Ethereum investments.

Binance Responds to U.S. Senators Letter, Excludes Financial Data

Binance Responds to U.S. Senators Letter, Excludes Financial Data

Binance has responded to a letter from U.S. Senators sent earlier this month requesting information about the crypto exchange’s operations in the country, including its balance sheet. Despite omitting financial data from the letter, Binance reportedly sent the information to U.S. regulators. In the 14-page document, Binance's chief strategy officer, Patrick Hillman, addressed the exchange's compliance history and recognized previous mistakes while claiming the firm has built solid Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering policies in recent years. However, the response failed to address the senators’ concerns about Binance’s lack of transparency.

Binance responds to US senators' request

Binance responds to US senators' request

Binance has responded to a letter from US senators requesting information about the exchange's operations in the US, but it did not provide the financial data requested. The exchange's chief strategy officer recognized past mistakes and emphasized the firm's compliance efforts, but failed to address the senators' concerns about transparency.

Cyprus Tightens Crypto Regulations with Hefty Penalties for Non-Compliance

Cyprus Tightens Crypto Regulations with Hefty Penalties for Non-Compliance

Cyprus is tightening its cryptocurrency regulations by introducing hefty penalties for non-compliance. The government aims to align with international AML/CFT standards and has submitted a legislative amendment for review. All crypto service providers must register with CySEC, facing fines or imprisonment for non-compliance.

Trading firms identified as Binance VIP clients in CFTC lawsuit

Trading firms identified as Binance VIP clients in CFTC lawsuit

Three trading firms, Jane Street Group, Tower Research Capital, and Radix Trading have been identified as Binance's VIP clients in the CFTC lawsuit. The firms allegedly received preferential treatment from Binance, including lower transaction fees and faster trading services, while providing liquidity to the exchange.

Nomura's Laser Digital Partners with WebN Group to Launch Libre Protocol on Polygon

Nomura's Laser Digital Partners with WebN Group to Launch Libre Protocol on Polygon

Nomura's Laser Digital and WebN Group have unveiled the Libre protocol, a fund tokenization infrastructure powered by Polygon technology, set to launch in Q1 2024. The protocol aims to revolutionize the management and distribution of alternative investments, with Brevan Howard and Hamilton Lane as initial users.

BlackRock and ARK Invest Conform to SEC's Cash Redemption Model for Bitcoin ETF

BlackRock and ARK Invest Conform to SEC's Cash Redemption Model for Bitcoin ETF

Major ETF issuers BlackRock and ARK Invest comply with SEC's cash redemption model for their spot Bitcoin ETFs, potentially paving the way for regulatory approval.

Bitcoin ATM Operators Joins Forces to Float New Compliance Cooperative

Bitcoin ATM Operators Joins Forces to Float New Compliance Cooperative

A group of crypto industry Bitcoin ATM operators and firms have floated the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative to bolster regulatory compliance.

Robinhood Taps Chainalysis to Enhance Crypto Compliance

Robinhood Taps Chainalysis to Enhance Crypto Compliance

Robinhood has announced to pair with Chianalysis by getting compliance tools to enhance its crypto trading app ahead of the rollout of its crypto wallet.

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He addresses the crypto community with vital announcements on enhancing listing transparency and security measures, showcasing Binance's proactive approach in combating scams and ensuring a trustworthy trading environment.

FCA Unveils Guidance on Cryptoasset Promotions Compliance

FCA Unveils Guidance on Cryptoasset Promotions Compliance

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has issued a finalised non-handbook guidance on Cryptoasset Financial Promotions, aiming to clarify compliance with new laws and balance consumer protection with innovation for long-term economic growth.

Brazil's Tax Authority Cracks Down on Unreported Bitcoin Holdings

Brazil's Tax Authority Cracks Down on Unreported Bitcoin Holdings

The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service identifies over 25,000 individuals with undeclared bitcoins, leveraging advanced technologies to enforce tax compliance in the cryptocurrency sector, signaling increased scrutiny and regulatory measures for crypto investors.

BETA, BOND, WTC, and XEM Added to Binance's Monitoring Tag List

BETA, BOND, WTC, and XEM Added to Binance's Monitoring Tag List

Binance has expanded its Monitoring Tag list to include Beta Finance (BETA), BarnBridge (BOND), Waltonchain (WTC), and NEM (XEM) as of October 4, 2023. The Monitoring Tag serves as a risk indicator for tokens with elevated volatility and risk.

SEC Seeing 'Lots' of Crypto Firms are Non-Compliance: Gensler

SEC Seeing 'Lots' of Crypto Firms are Non-Compliance: Gensler

Gensler commented on the development of the crypto space, saying that there are a lot of noncompliance firms in the industry that might put investors in endanger.

Blockpass Supports Permissionless DeFi Protocol UniLend Fundraiser with KYC & AML Screening

Blockpass Supports Permissionless DeFi Protocol UniLend Fundraiser with KYC & AML Screening

HONG KONG, Nov 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass today announced a successful working partnership with UniLend, the decentralised finance (DeFi) platform. UniLend recently conducted a successful fundraiser, with Blockpass providing the requisite KYC and AML provision in order to meet regulatory compliance. By handling the compliance measures, the UniLend team were able to focus their efforts on the actual fundraising process.

Tornado Cash Token Plummets Following Binance Delisting Announcement

Tornado Cash Token Plummets Following Binance Delisting Announcement

The Tornado Cash token's value significantly decreased following Binance's delisting announcement, amid regulatory and market compliance issues in the cryptocurrency sector.

Binance CEO Clarifies Details on CommEx Integration

Binance CEO Clarifies Details on CommEx Integration

Binance CEO, CZ, sheds light on Binance's association with CommEX through a tweet. Cryptocurrency transfers are ongoing, with potential ex-Binance team members joining CommEX. Amid regulatory challenges, Binance sells its Russian operations to CommEX but remains optimistic about global prospects.

Circle Formally Refutes Allegations of Illicit Financing and Connections to Justin Sun

Circle Formally Refutes Allegations of Illicit Financing and Connections to Justin Sun

Circle denies CfA's allegations of illicit financing and Justin Sun ties, emphasizing regulatory compliance and advocating for stronger stablecoin laws, as clarified by Dante Disparte.

Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official

Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official

Maxwell Baucus, former U.S. senator and ambassador to China, has joined Binance. The top official will become policy advisor and government liaison to the exchange. Given Baucus’s influence in US political circles, the move should support Binance’s expansion efforts within North America, where its Binance US platform operates.

ECB Report: Striking the Balance Between Allowing Privacy and Ensuring Compliance with CBDC

ECB Report: Striking the Balance Between Allowing Privacy and Ensuring Compliance with CBDC

The European Central Bank has recently developed an “anonymity voucher” to safeguard potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) users’ privacy for low-value retail transactions, while ensuring that high-value transfers are subject to anti-money laundering (AML) approvals.

Coinbase Landed Patent for a New Compliance System to Root Out Non-Compliant Accounts

Coinbase Landed Patent for a New Compliance System to Root Out Non-Compliant Accounts

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been awarded a new patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for an automated system to flag and remove non-compliant user accounts.

Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance

Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance

Matrixport is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency startup which was launched by former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu. Established in July 2019 with the goal to offer over-the-counter trading, lending and custody services for crypto, Matrixport boasts a systematic security model, global distributed infrastructure and business-focused security innovation capability to assure the security and reliability of users' assets.

Chainalysis Adds Compliance Support to Track Privacy Coins Dash and Zcash

Chainalysis Adds Compliance Support to Track Privacy Coins Dash and Zcash

Chainalysis has just launched support for two of the most popular privacy coins, Dash and Zcash. Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies with privacy-enhancing features that allow users to gain total anonymity when making blockchain transactions. Privacy coins protect the identity of the users and the origins of the transactions, taking the anonymous and private nature of Bitcoin to the next level. Comparatively, Bitcoin protects some information, hence remaining pseudo-anonymous. The rest of the information, including transactions, addresses, and balances, is recorded in a public and permanently available ledger.

Elliptic to Provide AML Services to Zilliqa’s Blockchain Network

Elliptic to Provide AML Services to Zilliqa’s Blockchain Network

Elliptic, a London-based blockchain analytics startup, has partnered with Zilliqa, a Singapore-based blockchain network provider, to propel the infrastructure compliance and security of the latter’s network by offering an anti-money laundering (AML) compliance support.

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