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What is 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD)

What is the 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive? The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive or ‘5AMLD’ is a European Union directive notable for being the first to set out regulatory guidelines on anti-money laundering with the use of crypto assets. 5AMLD came into effect on January 10th, 2020. As well as the inclusion of crypto-businesses in

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What is Blockchain Analytics?

What is Blockchain Analytics?  In order to understand what blockchain analytics is and how it works, we need to understand the principles of what a blockchain itself is and how it functions.  A blockchain is a decentralised database – a digital ledger – and is also referred to as a cryptographic-distributed ledger. In stark contrast

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Wolfsberg Group

What is Wolfsberg Group The Wolfsberg Group is an association of thirteen global banks that focuses on providing financial institutions (FIs) with KYC, AML and CFT frameworks and guidance to properly mitigate financial crime risk. FIs are entrusted to adhere to these guidelines on a risk-based approach in order to meet their risk appetite. The WG, however, does not have legislative authority.

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