A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

Knowledge & Training

Most financial institutions (FIs) understand the importance of taking a risk-based approach to compliance. But what this means when it comes to client risk management practices differs by sector, organization and channel.  Clients expect to be able to onboard and […]

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital representations of a real-world object, bought by collectors and usually sold online. They are supported by blockchain technology – often the Ethereum blockchain – and contain built-in authentication, which serves as proof of ownership.

The war in Ukraine has triggered global sanctions and embargoes on an unprecedented scale. With Western countries increasingly keen to avoid direct military confrontations, the ability to impact the economies of ‘aggressors’ has become an important diplomatic tool.  The growing […]

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Treasury have issued significant updates to the UK’s current and proposed crypto regulatory framework in recent months. But as the industry evolves and matures at a rapid pace, the government’s wider strategy around […]

Driven by advances in blockchain technology, the spread of cryptocurrency has introduced new financial possibilities in jurisdictions around the world. However, the opportunities and benefits of cryptocurrencies have been accompanied by new risks, as criminals use regulatory blindspots to launder […]

The Thistle Initiatives Group is an award-winning compliance consultancy that provides financial services firms with expert compliance resources and capabilities to manage projects across all regulatory areas. Head of Payment Services and Financial Crime Prevention, Heather O’Gorman, has extensive experience […]

New legislation to build a regulatory framework covering crypto custody, market licensing, taxation, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), has been proposed by the Australian government. A consultation paper has been released on a planned Digital Services Act (DSA), seeking input […]