Browsing the "Money Laundering" Tag

Malta Needs to Up Its AML Game As Crypto Sector Grows, Says EU

| Daniel Palmer

Malta should increase its anti-money laundering policing to match the growth in financial and crypto services, according to the EU.

Japan Scrutinizing Crypto Exchanges Ahead of G20 Summit

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s financial watchdog is said to be inspecting crypto exchanges over anti-money laundering measures ahead of June's G20 meeting.

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EU Authorities Shut Down Bitcoin Transaction Mixer

| Stan Higgins

A bitcoin transaction mixer has been seized and shut down by authorities in the European Union.

New York State Sees First Conviction for Crypto Money Laundering

| Yogita Khatri

A case involving millions of dollars in bitcoin and Western Union payments resulted in New York State's first conviction for crypto money laundering.

The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

| Noelle Acheson

CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson looks at anti-money laundering regulation’s increasing focus on cryptocurrencies, and at the opportunity this presents.

In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

| Yogita Khatri

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

| Yogita Khatri

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Money Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says

| Leigh Cuen

Blockchain analytics firms say money laundering accusations against ShapeShift don't match up.

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk

| Daniel Palmer

Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its digital asset industry.

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, formerly called BTC-e, may have been used to launder illicit gains from the SamSam ransomware, according to PwC.