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Why Cryptocurrency Companies are Filing more SARs than Ever

January 9, 2020

Recently, Ken Blanco, the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that Cryptocurrency companies have filed 7,000 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) since May. This is amazing when you consider that since 2013 cryptocurrency firms have filed only 11,000 SARs. This means 63% of SARs have been filed in the last 7 months.


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Neal Reiter (Yale SOM 10), Lead for AML and Fraud Prevention at IdentityMind

July 26, 2019

“Neal Reiter is responsible for leading IdentityMind’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud Prevention product offering. IdentityMind provides software that assists financial institutions, money transmitters, and money service businesses, including Bitcoin exchanges, with risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining IdentityMind, Mr. Reiter led the San Francisco operations of Booz Allen Hamilton’s financial crimes team. […]


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Crypto Exchange Bittrex Teams Up With IdentityMind for Automated Transaction Monitoring

May 27, 2019

“Commenting on the partnership with IdentityMind, Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara said that they have made significant efforts to implement an AML compliance program with the objective of preventing, detecting and remediating suspicious behavior.”


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Bitcoin on the OFAC List: How to Protect Yourself As a Bank, Crypto Exchange, or Wallet

March 27, 2019

This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2018, and updated extensively on 3/27/2019. US Exchanges Banned from Interacting with Specific Bitcoin Addresses The US Government has been monitoring cryptocurrencies for several years. In March 2013, FinCEN’s guidance explicitly called out crypto exchanges where individuals buy and sell crypto currencies, and required they be […]


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Crypto Exchange Binance Enhances Global KYC/AML Measures With Tools From IdentityMind

March 26, 2019

“The partnership between Binance and IdentityMind further strengthens our compliance capabilities and our commitment to re-invest in the blockchain ecosystem and grow it, said Samuel Lim, Chief Compliance Officer of Binance. We continue to evolve and enhance security systems while adhering to regulatory mandates in the countries we operate in. The goal is to foster […]


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Crypto Cowboys, Sheriffs, and Custody

October 23, 2018

In this blog post, Adam Healy of Digital Asset Custody, Inc explains custody services, their necessity in the crypto space, and how companies and regulators can work together for a better outcome. Institutional custody services have proven critical in the traditional financial world, acting as intermediaries between financial services companies and executing instructions on behalf […]


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