Category: AML/KYC

Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling

Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin ScalingA report published February 7 and authored in part by Blockstream researcher Christian Decker found that the BTC Lightning Network is “evolving towards an increasingly centralised architecture.” Proponents of LN say this is not a problem, and even critics of the network point to the necessity of properly defining — and not deifying — “decentralization.” […]

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Another Crypto Exchange Discourages the Use of Bitcoin Mixing Services

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance was recently scrutinized for flagging a customer’s funds because the individual had used a bitcoin mixing application. Now the platform Paxos Global is discouraging the use of crypto mixers after a customer allegedly sent coins to a mixing service. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, […]

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Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash Survive

Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash SurviveA new report from Deutsche Bank Research, Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, predicts that cash payments will remain for decades, but the emergence of digital payments “will lead to the death of the plastic card.” The report, which is the third installment in a series on payments by the group, points to economies […]

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As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are Targeted

As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are TargetedSince the inception of Bitcoin, governments have tried to keep track of all the transactions taking place on the public blockchain. As the years progressed, authorities have shown a distaste for cryptocurrency mixing applications like Coinjoin. On Dec. 19, a Binance customer couldn’t withdraw his bitcoin because the exchange told him he used the mixing […]

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Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’

Bad for Business: How KYC/AML Makes Everyone a ‘Terrorist’Two reports from risk solutions group Lexisnexis assert that anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) policies can negatively affect a business’s bottom line and customer service significantly. A recent trip to the local post office for a money order certainly had a negative effect on my own experience, thanks to the same regulations, […]

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How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely

How to Trade Crypto in Person SafelyWith mainstream exchanges becoming progressively cumbersome due to privacy invasive policy and regulation, some crypto traders are switching to more private, face-to-face trading. While this route isn’t for everyone, and comes with unique risks, it does offer a very real solution to many of the problems plaguing mainstream exchanges currently. The goal of this breakdown […]

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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

Rare Joint Statement from U.S. Regulators Proves that Centralization of Crypto Is HereThe U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the […]

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Dutch National Bank Says Gold Can Re-Start Economy in Case of Total Collapse

Dutch National Bank Says Gold Can Re-Start Economy in Case of Total CollapseAn article found on the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) website has surprised many in the crypto space, with its bold claim that “If the entire system collapses, the gold stock provides a collateral to start over.” While proclamations of this nature are nothing new, it is strange to see a mainstream financial institution open up […]

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PR: LendaBit.com Launches Excellent P2P Service for Unverified Borrowers

LendaBit.com Launches Excellent P2P Service for Unverified BorrowersLendaBit.com, one of the fastest-growing P2P lending platforms, is pleased to announce the launch of a new special service campaign aimed at further loan liberalization for unverified platform users. From now on, all registered platform users are able to take crypto loans up to 300 USDT on a daily basis, where the borrowing fee accounts for 1% – no verification required!

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Regulations Have Ruined the Physical Bitcoin Industry

Regulations Have Ruined the Physical Bitcoin IndustryAs bitcoiners celebrate the 10th anniversary of Satoshi’s invention, veteran enthusiasts will be aware that a lot has changed since the early days. One business that was once incredibly popular is the art of manufacturing loaded physical bitcoins. Government regulations have forced operations to cease, causing the physical bitcoin minting business to virtually grind to […]

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Why Some Crypto Companies Consider KYC and AML Compliance Unnecessary

When it comes to cryptocurrency regulation, there is a lack of consensus on how to protect investors. Criminal activity such as fraud, hacks and theft is prevalent, not only in the crypto realm, but in the traditional financial world too.  Some exchanges have deemed know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance as unnecessary, […]

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Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

On Wednesday Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant exchange will offer USD pairs with top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core, litecoin, and ripple. Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol Bitpoint Japan Expands to Latin America Bitpoint […]

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The Daily: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise, US Town Halts Mining

The Daily: Small Town Takes a Break From Mining, Industry Consolidation AheadIn today’s edition of The Daily, we look at how the current bear market is facilitating consolidation in the global cryptocurrency industry. We also focus on recent calls by an intergovernmental organization to tighten up rules on virtual assets throughout the world, as well as a story about a small U.S. town that has banned […]

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US Government to “Aggressively Pursue” Unregulated Services Around the World

Two common complaints among crypto traders are that platforms which didn’t before are now demanding identification documents and that more venues close their doors to residents of some countries. While users naturally lash out at the companies, it is important to remember that this is often done under coercion or threat by regulators. The US […]

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PR: Quoine’s ICO Platform Adds BCH as Funding Currency

Quoine’s ICO Platform Adds BCH as Funding CurrencyThe Bitcoin Cash community can now use their BCH to take part in ICOs and Private Sales on QUOINE’s ICO platform. The global fintech company already allows token sale participants to use BTC, ETH and QASH. The addition of BCH adds a new layer of flexibility to participation in the token sales presented by QUOINE.

ICO Mission Control is a safe and secure platform that sits within QUOINE’s QRYPTOS exchange. ICO participants need only sign up and KYC once in order to access the token sales. The ICO Mission Control platform all but eliminates common risks associated with ICOs, such as hacks, scams, phishing and data leaks.

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Canadian Exchanges to Report Transactions Over $10k per Proposed Regulations

Canadian Exchanges to Report Transactions Over $10k per Proposed RegulationsCanadian bitcoin investors and cryptocurrency traders are going to be subjected to an increased level of market surveillance soon if the government has its way. Once the proposed regulations are implemented, every transaction above $10,000 CAD will have to be reported. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Korean Exchange Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU Rules Kill Another Crypto Venture

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU Rules Kill Another Crypto VentureThe upcoming implementation of a major regulatory push by the European Union to control how companies can operate on the Internet has killed another venture in the cryptocurrency sphere. This story, astrology-based financial investment, and many more feature in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto Parity Shuts Down […]

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