4th June 2020
Crypto intelligence company CipherTrace, which started tracking cryptocurrency crime a few years ago, said it has started to see coronavirus-related frauds that require some form of digital currency payment. Losses from cryptocurrency thefts, hacks, and frauds soared to nearly $1.4 billion from the beginning of the year until the end… Read More
2nd June 2020
We all like to kill a goblin or two online, but most people would agree multiplayer games are not the place for real-world crime. With lockdowns continuing around the globe and people staying at home, it is no wonder that the popularity of online gaming has skyrocketed. And as in-game… Read More
26th May 2020
A public inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia has heard that cash is still king but cryptocurrencies and other virtual trade could rise as a trend. Criminology professor Stephen Schneider of St. Mary’s University in Halifax says games and other online platforms with many players are creating their own… Read More
26th May 2020
The “evil mastermind” and his crew “struck hard and quickly” to steal $24 million and launder it on currency exchanges. But the alleged ringleader did not look particularly like Tony Soprano. Ellis Pinsky was 15 years old, in high school and living at his mother’s house in a respectable area… Read More
22nd May 2020
Brazil’s biggest private banks are not out of the woods yet. On Wednesday, Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), voted to continue its investigation of banks who denied financial services to crypto brokers in alleged violation of Brazilian competition law. CADE’s nearly two-year-old inquiry into… Read More
21st May 2020
Panama Papers firm Nexia BT has been given a new licence requiring “high standards of conduct and compliance” to audit the internal IT systems and protocols of high-risk entities like cryptocurrency exchanges. Nexia BT Technology, a Nexia BT offshoot company, was certified as meeting these standards by the Malta Digital… Read More
14th May 2020
The EU, last week, told a black-and-white tale of 20 sinful states who posed a money-laundering threat to Europe’s law-abiding single market. But the real story of the EU and money laundering is more complicated. And the EU’s new dirty-money blacklist revealed more by its omissions than by its inclusions. Read More
13th May 2020
By Sophia Furber, S&P Global Market Intelligence, 12 May 2020 Read the full article at S&P Global Market Intelligence Photo (cropped and edited): Jcornelius/CC BY-SA 4.0 RiskScreen: Eliminating Financial Crime with Smart Technology… Read More
13th May 2020
JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to take on two Bitcoin exchanges as banking clients in a move that shows the company getting more comfortable with an industry its top leader once spurned. The firm added Coinbase Inc. and Gemini Trust Co. as banking customers in its corporate… Read More
11th May 2020
If filing a suspicious activity report is more of an art than a science, it should be remembered that not all art is equal. Like a painting hung in a museum, a good SAR must be the product of focus and intention if it’s to engage its intended audience. For… Read More