26 August, LONDON, UK – Hashdex, the leading alternative investments firm focused on crypto assets have today announced a partnership with leading RegTech and blockchain analytics provider Coinfirm to leverage effective risk management for the rapidly growing DeFi space.
By deploying Coinfirm’s advanced AML/CFT analytics to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Hashdex can conduct due diligence of major counterparties providing capital in liquidity pools, a central tenet of decentralized finance.
“Hashdex aims in providing access to the best crypto investment thesis through simple, secure and regulated financial products. As DeFi becomes an important sector of the crypto economy, we’ve developed a risk-based approach to interact with those peer-to-peer markets called “Know-Your-Pool”. This allows us to conduct proper due diligence and to understand the source of the assets that are participating and financing the DeFi Pools. Coinfirm’s Pool Risk Assessment Report plays an essential role in this process.” – Samir Kerbage, Chief Product & Technology Officer at Hashdex
Hashdex offers products that allow investors in Brazil and around the world to gain exposure to blockchain technology through regulated investment funds that have exposure to digital assets. Notably, the firm launched the Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF – co-developed with Nasdaq – the first ever multi-asset Crypto ETF globally.
This partnership enables Hashdex to run institutional-grade risk management in DeFi whilst marking Coinfirm’s first official commercial use case in the crypto subsector. Alongside on-chain insurance, scrutiny of red flags that major counterparties in liquidity pools are associated with, can significantly mitigate adverse circumstances unique to DeFi such as rug pulls and flash loan attacks.
“As Bitcoin was the reinvention of money, DeFi the reinvention of markets – Hashdex is the new breed of asset manager. Offering investors transparency and access to the most innovative of financial markets. However, with the innovation of DeFi comes new threats to trading with unknown counterparties. It is essential that with the mass adoption of blockchain underway proper risk management is performed in this space for bad actors to be kept out and counter threats.” – Sachin Dutta, Head of Marketing at Coinfirm
The risk management solution utilized will leverage Coinfirm’s 330+ red flag checks and proprietary algorithms for C-Scores that since 2016 have generated over 200 million detailed risk reports. This includes analysis of financial crime such as money laundering, terrorism financing and black hat hacking to counterparty identity related issues such as Politically Exposed Persons and individuals or entities under sanctions.
Hashdex is a leading crypto-focused asset manager that makes crypto investing secure and accessible for all classes of investors. Hashdex is the largest crypto asset manager in Latin America with over $800M in assets under management and recently launched the world’s first multi-asset crypto ETF, tracking the Nasdaq Crypto Index.
For more information please visit: https://www.hashdex.com/
Coinfirm’s AML Platform for crypto assets is powering the mass adoption of blockchain by protecting the next generation of FinTechs being tainted by funds from ransomware hacks, human trafficking, sanctions evasion and terrorist financing by risk scoring entities, addresses and transactions.
Coinfirm’s risk management platform is used by governments, financial institutions, custodians, payment providers, investment funds and exchanges. The 1,500+ protocol-supporting AML Platform utilizes 330+ proprietary risk algorithms to provide a seamless, scalable solution to stringent regulatory requirements for both CeFi and DeFi.
Founded in 2016, Coinfirm is headquartered in London, UK, with the company retaining Warsaw and Torun offices in Poland, and Tokyo, Japan. Over 250 entities have trusted the company to provide RegTech solutions to stay in compliance with FATF guidance.
For more information please visit; https://www.coinfirm.com/