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Japanese Police Reveal 669 Money Laundering Cases Tied to Local Exchanges

Just recently Japanese investigators revealed they had obtained 669 reports concerning “suspected money laundering” tied to cryptocurrency transactions and domestic digital currency trading platforms. The linked data was derived from investigations spurred by the recent transaction reporting statutes...

ivyKoin Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Legacy Financial Institutions and Cryptocurrency

Legacy financial institutions have generally taken a hands-off approach when it comes to cryptocurrencies due to their lack of transparency and promotion of anonymity. ivyKoin is looking to break down those barriers through its unique transfer of KYC...

Bitmex Research: Tether Not a Ponzi But Susceptible to Shutdown

The research arm of Bitmex exchange is back with another detailed and wide-ranging investigation. This time it’s Tether, the company and its U.S. dollar-backed token that frequently comes in for scrutiny. A typically well-researched post outlines whether there’s...

SEC to Focus on Cryptocurrency and ICO Fraud as Top Priority

The financial inspectors of the SEC publish their top priorities at the beginning of every year in an effort to improve compliance, prevent fraud, monitor risk, and inform regulatory policy. This year, tacking fraud in the ICO and...

Cryptocurrency Is Harder to Launder Than Fiat Currency

Bitcoin is a tool for terrorists and money launderers. At least that’s what your elected officials believe. When western leaders are pressed for their thoughts on cryptocurrency, that’s invariably the first sound bite to leave their lips, followed,...

South Korea Ends Anonymous Cryptocurrency Trading Today

The new South Korean cryptocurrency account system has entered into force nationwide today, ending the current practice that allowed for anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies. Traders must open real-name accounts at the same banks as their exchanges in order...

South Korea Releases Official Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Banks

The South Korean government has officially released two sets of previously promised guidelines that specify cryptocurrency regulatory measures. In addition to details of the new real-name system to end anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies, the government also published its...

Korean Crypto Exchanges to Share Data with Banks in New Account System This Month

The South Korean government has announced that six major banks will be ready to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges this month. Under the new system, the government requires exchanges to share user data with banks. Also read: South Korean...