Chainalysis Exec Heads to PayPal to Lead Crypto Regulatory Efforts

Jesse Spiro, chief of government affairs at Chainalysis, is heading to PayPal's crypto wing to work on regulatory policy.

Business  ·  23 July 2021

Ethereum-Based Shyft Network Launches, Aims for FATF-Compliant DeFi

The mainnet will host a “decentralized SWIFT” and look to connect DeFi pools without sacrificing composability.

Business  ·  7 July 2021

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Chainalysis Raises $100M, This Time at $4.2B Valuation

It’s the firm’s second $100 million raise this year.

Business  ·  24 June 2021

New Bitstamp CCO to Guide Exchange Through ‘Evolving Regulatory Landscape’

Thomas Hook, who has extensive risk and compliance experience, is charged with maintaining a dialogue with global regulators.

News  ·  10 June 2021

JPMorgan Job Posts Hint at Bank’s Broader Cryptocurrency Ambitions

The megabank is on the hunt for its first crop of crypto-savvy employees. Experience with bitcoin and ethereum is “a huge plus.”

News  ·  3 June 2021

Binance Smart Chain Adds CipherTrace for Tracking Illicit Transactions

The move could open the door to more FATF-friendly DeFi in the BSC ecosystem.

Business  ·  27 May 2021
Funding Rounds

Solidus Labs Raises $20M From VCs, Ex-Regulators to Fight Crypto Market Manipulation

Solidus won angel support from former U.S. regulators Chris Giancarlo, Troy Paredes and Daniel Gorfine.

Business  ·  24 May 2021

Uphold Exec Accused of ‘Fraudulently Misdirecting’ $700K in Funds

Uphold's former chief compliance officer allegedly misdirected corporate and user funds. He denies the claim, though a private investigator says there may be more.

Business  ·  21 May 2021

Revolut Taps Blockchain Tools From Crypto Compliance Firm Elliptic

The partnership means Revolut customers' crypto transactions will be recorded on the blockchain for the first time.

Business  ·  11 May 2021

Don’t Fear the Coming Regulation Wave

Fears of new regulation causing a crypto company apocalypse are overblown. Blockchain technology actually makes compliance easier.

People  ·  5 May 2021

Coinbase Taps Morgan Stanley Lawyer to Head Enterprise Compliance

Ian Rooney clocked almost 10 years at Morgan Stanley.

News  ·  1 April 2021

Chainalysis Raises $100M, Underscoring Surging Demand for Blockchain Surveillance

The compliance-minded crypto data firm, is now valued at $2 billion after a Series D raise from Paradigm, Ribbit and others.

Business  ·  26 March 2021

CipherTrace Releases Its FATF-Friendly AML Tools for Crypto Exchanges

Cryptocurrency firms in Singapore already need to have a Travel Rule solution in place to get a license.

Business  ·  11 March 2021
Travel Rule

Shyft Network Wraps Token Sale Ahead of FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Implementation

Backed by BlockTower and others, the shyft token helps a decentralized network of exchanges comply with anti-money laundering rules.

Business  ·  10 March 2021

Coinbase Hires Former Stripe Exec as Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Strait will take charge of Coinbase's compliance initiatives ahead of its planned public listing.

News  ·  17 February 2021