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Official: Binance Chain and BNB Will Be Traceable via CipherTrace

American blockchain security firm CipherTrace will provide Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls for Binance Chain and its native asset Binance Coin (BNB). CipherTrace to increase AML checks on Binance Chain Binance Chain, a public blockchain of major crypto exchange Binance and the underlying blockchain for Binance DEX, is expected to improve its AML procedures through CipherTrace, …

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Calibra Head David Marcus Touts Libra’s Money Laundering Standards

Calibra CEO David Marcus recently claimed that the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standards of Libra — Facebook’s proposed stablecoin project — will be better than other payments networks. Citing statements from Marcus’ speech at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, finance publication Finextra reports on Oct. 29 that he explained the nuances of the project …

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Crypto and Blockchain News From German-Speaking World: Oct. 20-26

The German-speaking world has seen an array of crypto and blockchain-related developments over the past week, with the Federal Ministry of Finance concluding that cryptocurrencies are hardly involved in money laundering and terrorist financing (TF), Bitwala integrating a feature for automatically generating cryptocurrency tax reports, and  the Graz startup Lab10 Collective developing a more energy-efficient …

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

</header> <strong>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 …

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Anti-Money Laundering Laws Apply to Crypto Too, Says FinCEN Chief

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco spoke at the University of Georgetown where he made it clear that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws apply to everyone. On Oct. 21, banking trade publication American Banker reported that Blanco said that fintech firms offering cryptocurrency users anonymity must comply with AML laws “just …

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NIXT – Nexinter Launches Exchange Offering Using SLP

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Today, NextHash and Bitcoin.com have entered a technical partnership to design and structure the NIXT utility token. NIXT token is being listed in its fully operational exchange Nexinter on top of Bitcoin Cash, using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework. The Simple Ledger Protocol whitepaper was published last July and the project …

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Chainalysis Adds ERC-20 Tokens to Its On-Demand Compliance Service

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has announced the launch of its on-demand compliance and investigations software for several Ethereum (ETH)-based ERC-20 tokens. The company announced in a press release published on Oct. 3 that its Know Your Transaction (KYT) tool now supports tokens such as Basic Attention Token (BAT), DAI, GoldX, Maker (MKR), OmiseGO (OMG) and …

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Traders Bemoan New Localbitcoins Identity Requirements

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Recent data shows that countries with corrupt governments have a strong correlation with Localbitcoins trade volumes. However, even though the over-the-counter (OTC) marketplace Localbitcoins has grown massive over the years, traders are complaining about heightened know-your-customer/anti-money laundering requirements. The exchange recently changed its KYC/AML guidelines on September 1 and users say more …

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ABN AMRO in Money-Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘Risky’

Having trumped up the risks of unregulated cryptocurrencies earlier this year, Dutch bank ABN Amro NV finds itself in the midst of a major money-laundering scandal. On Sept. 26, Bloomberg reported on news of a criminal probe into the bank’s alleged failures to report suspicious transactions and to adequately vet its clients. ABN AMRO — …

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Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not More

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <p class=”p1″><strong>A recent opinion article by Peter Lin, <a href=”https://cointelegraph.com/news/why-regulation-is-the-best-thing-for-crypto”>“Why Regulation Is The Best Thing For Crypto,”</a> presents common arguments on why the state and state-affiliated institutions should administer cryptocurrency. Underlying the arguments is an assumption: the free market cannot provide necessary standards for crypto and the state must step into the …

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