A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

Regulators & Key Institutions

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Singapore is often rated as the top location outside of Silicon Valley for technology innovation and disruption. As a result, it has become a thriving hub for FinTechs. This guide explores how firms operating in Singapore can comply with the city-state’s AML/CFT regulations.

Australia has one of the largest economies in the Asia Pacific, and hosts thousands of international businesses, including a diverse community of FinTech service providers. From 2017 to 2021, the number of Australian FinTechs doubled to around 800, contributing to […]

All financial institutions that operate in the UK must be authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). During the authorization process, financial service providers must ensure they are seeking the correct permissions for their business model – since those permissions […]

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a consultation paper outlining proposed changes to the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) sourcebook to improve how professional body supervisors (PBSs) reduce money laundering in the sectors they oversee. The […]

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As FinTechs grow and acquire more customers, their AML/CTF programs must also mature. The firms best set up for success are those with scalable solutions and a sound understanding of AUSTRAC’s expectations of the firms it regulates. This guide provides hands-on tips and best practices for any FinTech looking to scale in Australia.

On July 1, 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its objectives for July 2022 – June 2024. Under its new Singapore Presidency, the FATF will prioritize work in the following areas: Strengthening asset recovery Countering illicit finance related […]

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have warned financial institutions (FIs) to be aware of entities attempting to avoid US export controls related to the ongoing conflict between Russia and […]

The European Parliament has outlined new legislation that ensures the traceability of crypto-assets. The rules are part of a wider anti-money laundering (AML) package that will align with the Markets in Crypto-assets rules (MiCA).  The legislation extends the Financial Action […]

Hong Kong’s government has set out amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, including a virtual asset service provider (VASP) licensing regime. The government is also launching a registration program for dealers in precious metals and stones (DPMS). […]