virtual currency joining FATF club
Posted in FATF Virtual Currency

Virtual Currency is joining the FATF club

Virtual Currencies (VC) have come a long way in the 10 years since Bitcoin first emerged, born out of the financial crises and now a…

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Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

Modern Organised Crime turns 100

Whilst the term “organised crime” appears to have emerged in Chicago in 1919, the phenomenon of organised criminal activity far pre-dates this and its manifestations…

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standard chartered bank
Posted in Antiquities Cybercrime Digital ID

FI Focus – Recent Highlights from Standard Chartered by Trish Sullivan

The Bank announced on 9th April, 2019 resolutions with US and UK authorities regarding its historical sanctions and financial crime controls, which mostly related to…

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Posted in Financial Crime Sanctions

Closing the Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korea’s Cryptocurrency Activity in South East Asia by RUSI

The UK Think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have issued a paper that reveals how North Korea can exploit cryptocurrency, particularly in Southeast…

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Posted in Financial Crime

The Mueller Report and what it found on Russia’s use of crypto

The Mueller Report (view pdf) refuted allegations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia in connection with the 2016 US Presidential election with obstruction…

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Posted in FATF Financial Crime Money Laundering

FATF News – An open ended Mandate

On 12th April, 2019, Ministers agreed an open ended mandate for the FATF, marking its 30 year anniversary. The indefinite extension which takes effect in…

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Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering Sanctions

Top 10 Predictions for 2019

As the only thing certain apparently is uncertainly (unless you count death and taxes) only a fool would predict anything. So foolishly here are my…

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