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The IdentityMind Blog

Not sure which sessions to attend at TNABC 2016? We have you covered.

January 20, 2016

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) begins tomorrow at the James L. Knight Center, in Miami, FL. We’ll be there, attending sessions and meeting with customers. To schedule time with us at the show, click here. Not sure which sessions to hit? We’ve highlighted the most important sessions of the show below. We’ll also be live-tweeting the […]


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Are you prepared? Terrorist financing, and how to avoid becoming a headline

December 10, 2015

Guest Blog Post by Carol R. Van Cleef, Partner- Manatt, Phelps and Phillips A runner knows how important preparation is to performing well in competition. When it comes to race day, climbing hills on a hot day may be very painful, or impossible, if the training regime has been lax. Likewise, proper training and conditioning are […]


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An Introduction to Geo-Fencing for Digital Currency Exchanges

October 1, 2015

Guest Blog Post by Andrew Beal. Andrew Beal is a corporate attorney in Los Angeles, where he advises digital currency companies on regulatory issues related to state and federal compliance. The 45-day “grace period” for digital currency companies to submit applications for the BitLicense in New York ended in August and was preceded by a number […]


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Bitcoin Ransomware- Is a “SAR” Required?

August 13, 2015

Guest Blog Post by Andrew Beal. Andrew Beal is a corporate attorney in Los Angeles and advises virtual currency companies on regulatory issues related to state and federal compliance. CryptoLocker and other bitcoin “ransomware” have become somewhat of a cyber security phenomenon over the last few years, and the recent charges filed against New York-based exchange […]


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Bitcoin, Hacking, Ransoms, and Conspiracy: A Cautionary Tale

July 30, 2015

Last week the FBI charged Anthony Murgio and Yuri Lebedev- the operators of bitcoin exchange Coin.mx, with conspiracy to operate, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Murgio was additionally charged with money laundering and willful failure to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). What was Coin.mx? Coin.mx was an online bitcoin exchange where individuals […]


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The NYDFS Bitlicense is out. What now?

June 10, 2015

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released their final “Bitlicense” rules and regulations for virtual currencies last Wednesday, June 3rd, and affected companies now have 45 days to apply. We’ve received a number of questions surrounding the new regulations, and the question is: Now that Bitlicense is here, what does it mean for you […]


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