A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

The Americas

The United States Department Of Justice DOJ

What Is The United States Department Of Justice? The United States Department of Justice is the federal government agency responsible for enforcing laws and administering justice across the United States. The DOJ’s purpose is to protect the public from foreign […]

Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency OCC

What is The OCC – Office of The Comptroller of the Currency? An independent bureau of the US Treasury, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is a regulatory organization which oversees the federal banking system of the […]

New York State Department Of Financial Services NYSDFS

What is the NYSDFS? The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) is the governmental body responsible for regulating all financial services and products in the state of New York. As a state-level regulatory office, the NYSDFS has a […]

Securities And Exchange Commission SEC

What is the US Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC)? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent government agency responsible for regulating the securities industry in the United States. In this capacity, it pursues a three-part mission: to protect […]

What is FINRA

What Is FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)? What is FINRA? The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization which acts as a self-regulatory body for brokers and dealers in the USA. The largest governing body of its […]

Latin America cryptocurrency regulations

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in Latin America? Cryptocurrencies: Laws vary by country Cryptocurrency exchanges: Regulation, laws vary by country Latin America cryptocurrency regulations run the legislative spectrum. Those countries with harsher regulations include Bolivia which has comprehensively banned cryptocurrencies and exchanges, […]

Cryptocurrency Canada regulations

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in Canada? Cryptocurrencies: Not legal tender Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, required to register with FinTRAC after June 1, 2020 In Canada cryptocurrency is not legal tender but can be used to buy goods and services online or in […]

Cryptocurrency Regulations US

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in the US? Cryptocurrencies: Not considered legal tender Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, regulation varies by state While it is difficult to find a consistent legal approach at the state level, the US continues to progress in developing federal […]

Global crypto regulation

Learn how crypto regulation around the world is different, and find out how different nations approach coin and exchange regulation and if they have any upcoming legislation which could alter their approach to cryptocurrencies.   Cryptocurrency Regulations in the United […]

Rule 504

On January 1st 2017 New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) Part 504 went live. This rule provides a clarification on how OFAC and other lists are screened and how transactions are monitored. The impacts of this rule may […]

Image of USA AML Fines 2008 – 2016

USA AML Fines 2008 – 2016: Common and recurring themes: The 20 point checklist By Anu Ratan, Senior Global FCC/AML Policy and Advisory | [email protected] published on: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anuratan. Reprinted with kind permission. The list below is a summary of my analysis of […]

Cuba sanctions

Cuba Sanctions from the United States The US government first imposed economic sanctions against Cuba on February 7th 1962 in response to the Cuban government’s political alignment with the Soviet Union, and its ongoing efforts to undermine democratic processes. Implemented […]