Ransomware Trends, Statistics and Policy Responses
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Ransomware is the fastest-growing cyber threat and has come into the spotlight in recent months owing to a series of high profile attacks on critical infrastructure. Here Coinfirm shares some of our findings from the monitoring and analysis of tens of thousands of blockchain addresses directly related to ransomware over the last 18 months. January…

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Anti Money Laundering Authority: the EU Commission’s AML Regulator Proposal
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On June 20 2021, the EU Commission published a package of 4 AML regulatory proposals. One of these is the institution of a supervisory body to specifically cover AML, the Anti Money Laundering Authority (AMLA). The proposal references AML failures from EU credit institutions as a major factor in the recommendation to create the AMLA….

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Jobs: Software Developer (Blockchain)
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At Coinfirm, we are an international company centred around blockchain technology, providing AML and transaction security solutions for the financial and cryptoasset industries. Coinfirm is full of professionals with experience in compliance, finance and IT powering the mass adoption of blockchain. With actionable intelligence, we support our partners and clients around the globe, including industry heavyweights such…

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EU Commission’s ‘Travel Rule’ Proposal
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The EU Commission published their legislative package on AML and CTF on June 20, 2021. The package comprises of 4 proposals, one of which is the transposition of FATF’s Recommendation 16 – aka the ‘Travel Rule’ into EU regulations. The provisions of the Travel Rule will be transposed into the existing EU wire transfer Regulation…

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Estonia Crypto Regulations
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Estonia has been a country at the forefront of fintech innovation. The nation has been a pioneer in the crypto and blockchain industry, adopting regulations and policies favourable to the fostering of crypto business. Estonia’s e-residency programme has additionally been a great aid in the digitalization of the economy’s infrastructure. Can I Buy/Sell/Own Crypto in Estonia?…

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CBDC Risks and Mitigation
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Last week the paper ‘Central bank digital currencies for cross-border payments’ was published, authored by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. It gives a glimpse into the implementation of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) by looking at the risks and benefits of various designs. The benefits…

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FATF Guidance on Proliferation Financing Risk Assessment and Mitigation
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On the 29th of June, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its Guidance on Proliferation Financing Risk Assessment and Mitigation. As the title suggests the document provides guidance around assessing and mitigating risks of proliferation financing, but most importantly for the crypto assets industry, it clarifies that FATF Recommendations relating to Proliferation Financing should…

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ICTS and Coinfirm Partner to Counter Crypto Crime in South America
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LONDON, July 8th – ICTS, a Brazilian consulting, auditing and technology company with significant experience in the risk management, compliance and security areas, has announced a partnership with leading RegTech and blockchain analytics provider, Coinfirm, to enhance the protection and confidence of the crypto and blockchain economy. By deploying a platform with advanced Anti-Money Laundering…

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Submitting Crypto Addresses to Coinfirm’s AML Platform
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Coinfirm is all about crypto data. We collect, analyze and evaluate a trove of information about blockchain addresses, cryptocurrency transactions, wallet owners, their clusters, and dependencies. Now, we have efficiently simplified a process so that anyone can help us build the crypto database – and earn a reward for doing so. With just a couple…

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2nd 12-Month FATF Review on Virtual Assets
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The Second 12-Month Review of the Revised FATF Standards on Virtual Assets has been published on the FATF website today. Coinfirm has contributed to the preparation of the paper by providing blockchain analytics data to one of the elements of the review – namely peer-to-peer transactions metrics. Although we would recommend familiarizing one’s self with…

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