The IdentityMind Blog

Are ICOs Money Service Businesses now?

March 20, 2018

In one of our recent webinars, Sarah Hody, of the law firm Perkins Coie stated that “If a token is administrating or exchanging virtual currencies, FinCEN could deem the ICO issuer a money transmitter, which would require them to be registered under the federal BSA guidelines.” Well, FinCEN recently revealed a letter where they state […]


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90 Minutes with the SEC on ICOs

March 13, 2018

Last week, the SEC asked to speak with us. The SEC has been very active recently, issuing numerous subpoenas. Interestingly, we are not conducting an ICO, presale or SAFT. Instead, we support companies who are, providing Know Your Customer (KYC) support, sometimes called AML/KYC.


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Online Marketplaces – How to Detect and Prevent Collusion and Money Laundering

December 22, 2017

P2P companies and online retailers have found success in marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers. Whether for e-commerce, loans, ride sharing, or housing, marketplaces are reducing inefficiencies by both increasing supply and reducing costs. P2P companies such as Airbnb and Uber rely on the marketplace model and directly hold a very small inventory themselves. Even […]


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Online Marketplaces – How to Stop Fraud

November 14, 2017

Online retailers have found that in addition to selling products, letting third party vendors sell on their platform has enabled them to grow by leaps and bounds. For example, Amazon has 2 million third-party sellers and over 50% of all items sold are through them. The benefits to online retailers for having third-party vendors include: […]


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The 3 Most Important Things When Launching an ICO

October 26, 2017

What we’ve learned from helping our customers launch 10 ICOs The number of Initial Coin Offerings has taken the market by surprise. Over $2.25b has been raised via ICOs this year alone, and a market which didn’t exist four years ago is now competitive with venture capital. However, it’s not always smooth sailing. Today, 60% of ICOs […]


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