The treaty of non-nuclear proliferation with Iran: $100 billion in frozen assets, is your financial Institutions prepared for the opportunities and challenges?

Iran a country of 80 million people generates a $400 billion economy, boasts the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves, the second-biggest stores of natural gas, and has well-established manufacturing and agricultural industries. Iran would get access to more than $100...

Demystifying blockchain: what it means for KYC

Hardly a day goes by without a news item concerning the use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering. In June the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) told countries to tighten oversight of cryptocurrency exchanges amid growing...

Ten thousand fake credit cards seized from money laundering syndicate

A suspicious matter report (SMR) was the catalyst for a law enforcement operation which resulted in the arrest of three foreign nationals. The operation revealed a multi-million dollar money laundering syndicate which was laundering illicit proceeds derived from...

As Cryptocurrencies become Mainstream, they must embrace KYC Compliance

Maybe I am just getting old, but it came as a shock that Bitcoin has now been around for a decade. Yes, it was launched in January 2009. Early in its existence, financial authorities became concerned that, due to its semi-anonymous and decentralized nature, Bitcoin...

Cryptocurrency: Currency of Choice for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing?

Cryptocurrency is only used in on Darknet and by Criminals! I don’t know a topic that is more misunderstood than cryptocurrency. US regulators unofficially coined the umbrella term “virtual currency” to denote bitcoin and other...

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