Money transfer company Wise was fined $360K by Abu Dhabi regulators for violating the country’s AML laws. The country’s financial governing agency, Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), found that the company “did not establish nor maintain adequate AML systems and controls to ensure full compliance… Read More »Wise FIned $360K for AML Violations
The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned crypto mixer, Tornado Cash, adding 38 Ethereum wallet addresses to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN List). Crypto mixers are programs that mix various cryptocurrencies in private pools before transferring it to designated receivers. OFAC found… Read More »OFAC Sanctioned Crypto Mixer for Laundering Stolen Crypto
OFAC consistently states there’s no “one size fits all” approach to screening accounts and transactions for potential sanctions violations. However, the Finding of Violation (FOV) recently issued to MidFirst Bank calls that position into question. OFAC issued the FOV because MidFirst maintained and processed 34… Read More »OFAC Daily Screenings: Are Your Vendors Performing?
The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) took an uncommon approach in encouraging cryptocurrency firms to enhance their risk management practices – in guidance issued in late April, they stated that firms “must” implement certain RegTech solutions. The DFS guidance focused on three areas: (1) augmented KYC… Read More »NY State Setting Standards for Crypto Monitoring