Japan’s Financial Watchdog Publishes Results of Its On-Site Crypto Exchange Inspections

Japan’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has published the results of its on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchange operators, Cointelegraph Japan reports August 10. Based on its findings,...

Thai Police Arrest Suspect in $24 Million Bitcoin Scam

Thai police have detained 27-year old actor Jiratpisit "Boom" Jaravijit in an alleged $24 million cryptocurrency scam, Bangkok Post reported August 9. Jiratpisit is reportedly one of the seven...

FinCEN Director: Agency Receives 1,500 Suspicious Activity Reports on Crypto per Month

Kenneth A. Blanco, director of the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has revealed that the agency has seen a surge in filings of crypto-related Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)....

US Treasury Dept. Fintech Innovation Report Touches on Crypto, Blockchain

A major new report from the U.S. Treasury Department published July 31 has called for a more agile and conducive regulatory approach to innovations in the fintech sector. The...

Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a Threat

The majority of crypto exchanges want to see the industry regulated, although many consider excessive regulation to be the biggest threat, according to a new study. A third of...

Former Pershing Exec Jeff Horowitz Joins Coinbase as Chief Compliance Officer

Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase announced in a July 31 blog post that ex-Pershing exec Jeff Horowitz will join the company as its Chief Compliance Officer. Horowitz...

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

South Korea's financial regulators have amended the anti-money laundering rules that apply to cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, requiring domestic banks to tighten up monitoring of related bank accounts. According...

Privacy Is Vital to Crypto – And the Global Economy

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a...

68% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Not Fully KYC Compliant

A recent study held amongst 25 different cryptocurrency exchanges across Europe and the U.S. revealed that only 32% perform full identity checks on their users. This might prompt non-compliant...

Peer Mountain Is The First ‘Enterprise Token’

Issues regarding data storage and usage have come to the forefront of public attention in recent years, with high profile cases like the Equifax data breach — where sensitive...

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