3rd July 2020
More joined up rules may be needed across the payments sector after the collapse of Germany’s Wirecard AG, Bank for International Settlements president Augustin Carstens said. Wirecard’s demise has thrown a spotlight on payments, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in financial services and which central banks could… Read More
2nd July 2020
The global watchdog against money laundering and terrorist financing is seeking input on how to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction as Germany assumes its two-year presidency of the organization. In an announcement following the final plenary meeting under Chinese President Xiangmin Liu, the Financial Action Task… Read More
26th June 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted the founder of “AML Bitcoin” on money laundering and wire fraud charges. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also filed charges, alleging the AML Bitcoin team violated federal securities laws. According to a court filing dated June 22, Texas resident Rowland… Read More
23rd June 2020
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told crypto businesses it will need half a year to fully process applications before the hard deadline in January. The U.K.’s chief financial regulator announced Monday that any company carrying out “cryptoasset activity in the U.K.” must have submitted their completed applications –… Read More
23rd June 2020
Police have frozen $140 million in bank funds linked to a Russian “computer genius” in the largest ever restraint of funds in New Zealand police history. The money was controlled by a New Zealand registered company and has been frozen as part of a global investigation into a Bitcoin exchange… Read More
18th June 2020
The chief executive of an Iranian online financial services company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud conspiracy charges that federal prosecutors in Minnesota said involved millions of dollars in transactions violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, the 33-year-old founder of Payment24, admitted Tuesday to conducting 21 illegal transactions with… Read More
17th June 2020
Fifteen defendants including several Romanians have pleaded guilty before a US judge of involvement in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud US citizens through online auctions of non-existing goods, a US Justice Department statement issued on Monday by the US embassy in Bucharest said. The defendants, many of whom were… Read More
16th June 2020
When the founder of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange died in India in 2018 he took with him the passwords to digital wallets worth more than £100 million. Or so his 76,000 clients thought. A new watchdog report claims, however, that Gerald Cotten ran QuadrigaCX as a kind of Ponzi scheme,… Read More
11th June 2020
On Jun. 10, an unknown crypto user sent $130 worth of Ethereum (ETH). Such a transaction would normally be innocuous, but the user doled out 10,668 ETH to transfer the funds. That’s to say, the user spent $2.6 million to send $130. The story quickly grabbed headlines, with… Read More
8th June 2020
Experts believe that a more holistic crypto ecosystem, especially one that is more AML-centric, is needed to help prevent the spread of crypto scams in 2020. Per a new report released by digital-asset intelligence firm CipherTrace on June 2, the value of ill-gotten funds siphoned through cryptocurrency crimes… Read More