Global Standard for ICO Compliance set by AML/KYC Blockchain RegTech Leader Coinfirm

London, 29 March 6 months after the launch of their AML/KYC solution for ICOs on their platform, Coinfirm sets the global standard for Initial Coin Offering compliance.

The global regtech innovator, Coinfirm, has helped establish a globally respected best-practice on how to manage risks related to AML and KYC issues with over 30 ICO implementations around the globe in six months (Oct’17-Mar’18), and nearly double that in the pipeline already for the rest of 2018. The standard created by Coinfirm is respected by a broad number of stakeholders including international banks, who require it to onboard clients and funds from token sales. 

“With Bitcoin and Dash already implemented in our platform, when we started to work on the ETH and token-based version of our AML platform in early 2017 only a few people globally thought about these issues. Today it’s becoming a standard that is not only required by banks to open an account but also wanted by some founders who are now much more aware of the potential legal and regulatory risks connected with accepting money coming from illegitimate sources to finance their business.

“Although the blockchain market is still in the ultra-fast development phase, the awareness of its participants is equally dynamic.

AML / KYC processes are currently recommended by all leading law firms specializing in the field and it’s also required by all of the banks who are open to working with businesses financed through an ICO. We are beginning to observe more and more professional investors in the space who are also putting pressure on companies to implement advanced AML & KYC solutions.” – Coinfirm Co-Founder and CEO, Paweł Kuskowski

Last year the ICO market globally exploded – with the total amount of money raised estimated at almost $6 billion with over 900 recorded ICOs in 2017. As the market grew, so has the need for an AML solution that provided a bank-grade and industry standard.  AML / KYC processes are required by all banks considering business with companies exposed to cryptocurrencies risks. It is also required by an increasing amount of leading exchanges to consider the token for listing for example.

Since integrating Ethereum into the blockchain agnostic Coinfirm AML/KYC Platform and launching the ICO service, it has become the global standard for AML in the ICO space – completing over 30 ICOs with contributions of over 500,000,000 USD and over 340,000 Coinfirm AML reports generated.

With clients ranging from major cryptocurrency entities like Dash to financial institutions, the Coinfirm AML / KYC platform was successfully used by ICOs from all over the world including major crypto financing hubs such as Switzerland, Gibraltar, Singapore as well as bigger markets such as Japan, USA, and the UK.