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ICOs and Virtual Currency Exchanges: A Mid-Year Review

July 9, 2018

We just crossed the halfway point of 2018, and IdentityMind has spoken with over 650 companies conducting ICOs and helped with over 100 ICOs so far, with the total rising to 175 if you include 2017. These range from large utility tokens with over 25,000 contributors needing KYC, to small security tokens with 10 contributors […]

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How BTC-e’s Fall Impacts Every Other Virtual Currency Exchange

August 1, 2017

Following Anti-Money Laundering Regulation is Required, Everywhere Last Tuesday, Alexander Vinnik was arrested and charged with 21 counts of Money Laundering for his alleged role in running BTC-e, a virtual currency exchange, and laundering proceeds stolen from the Mt Gox exchange. BTC-e was well known for not having sufficient AML requirements, requiring customers to only […]

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Virtual Currencies: Court Rules that Selling Bitcoin Is Not Money Transmitting and Selling Bitcoin to Criminals Is Not a Crime

September 13, 2016

Guest blogpost by Serrin A. Turner, Benjamin A. Naftalis and Pia Naib of Latham & Watkins LLP The ruling is an outlier driven by its unique facts and is unlikely to change the general regulatory landscape for Bitcoin businesses. In State of Florida v. Espinoza, a trial court in Miami recently dismissed all charges against an […]

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Consensus 2016: What Four Sessions do you Need to Watch?

April 27, 2016

This year’s Consensus Conference looks to be the biggest Bitcoin and Blockchain conference of the year. The agenda has two tracks, one for business and the other for technology + policy. Plus, the lineup is AMAZING! There are great sessions here. Listed below are our top sessions for: Global Expansion of Virtual Currency Regulatory Requirements […]

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IdentityMind Digital Currency Webinar Series Session Two: KYC Tips and Tricks

April 19, 2016

In the next installment of its educational webinar series, IdentityMind Global will share “Know Your Customer: Tips and Tricks,” aimed at helping FinTech business leaders to understand how to adopt industry-leading Anti Money Laundering (AML) practices for Digital Currency. The KYC Tips and Tricks session will take place on April 20th, at 11:00am PDT. After […]

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Our Take Aways from IMTC USA 2016

March 29, 2016

This year’s International Money Transfer & Payments Conferences (IMTC) provided three days of learning and discussion at the Las Vegas Westin. The show provided some great insight into the current state of the money transmitter industry, and hosted a variety of interesting sessions from US and International companies. We’ve summarized our highlights from the conference below.  Going […]

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