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“Expansive” standards for surveillance threaten human autonomy—our message to FATF

Today Coin Center submitted a comment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about their recent draft guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). Additionally, this morning...

Comments to the Financial Action Task Force on the March 2021 Draft updated Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs

Read the blog post accompanying this comment here.  A direct download of this comment is available here.  

A quick analysis of FATF’s 2021 draft cryptocurrency guidance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released an updated draft of its “Guidance for a Risk-based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).” Several proposed changes...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Unhosted Wallets

Over the past year, governments around the world have expressed concern about the risks of illicit financial activities such as money laundering, terrorist financing, and the evasion of international sanctions...

Are regulators poised to demand cryptocurrency address whitelisting? Probably not.

Rumors are circulating that regulators will soon require exchanges to only allow cryptocurrency withdrawals to “whitelisted” addresses or, worse, that withdrawals to unhosted wallets won’t be allowed at all. These...

The upcoming FATF interpretive note is not doomsday for cryptocurrency

We've had a number of people ask us about the FATF interpretive note that will be coming out this year and how it may change anti-money laundering (AML) law with...

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