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Cryptocurrency Markets Aren’t Liquid Enough for Mass Russian Sanctions Evasion

One question many have asked is whether or not cryptocurrency markets have enough liquidity to allow for mass sanctions evasion…

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Cryptocurrency Brings Millions in Aid to Ukraine, But Could It Also Be Used For Russian Sanctions Evasion?

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, cryptocurrency is taking on an important role in the conflict. On the positive side,…

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Senate Hearing on “Understanding the Role of Digital Assets in Illicit Finance” Underscores the Value of Blockchain Transparency

The testimonies shed light on the ways in which both vulnerable populations use cryptocurrency and illicit actors abuse them, as well as how regulators can benefit from the unprecedented transparency of blockchains.

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Biden’s Executive Order Signals the United States’s Commitment to Responsible Innovation in Crypto

Chainalysis welcomes today’s executive order (“EO”) on “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.” We have provided critical services to the…

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Cryptocurrency Sanctions — 6 Steps for Exchange Compliance

Exchanges must build out robust compliance programs to mitigate the risks of cryptocurrency sanctions violations. Here are six steps exchanges should take.

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Five Reasons Why 2022 Will Be The Year Regulators Around The World Take On Crypto

Caroline Malcolm is Chainalysis’ Head of International Policy. With the new year now well underway, I’m delighted to announce that…

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How NFT Platforms Can Get Ahead of AML Risk

Salman Banaei is Chainalysis’ Head of Public Policy for North America On February 4, the U.S. Department of the Treasury…

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2022 Cryptocurrency Predictions: Chainalysis Experts Weigh In

2021 was the year digital assets hit the mainstream. Cryptocurrency, web3, DeFi and NFTs can now regularly be heard in…

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How Can VASPs Ensure Travel Rule Compliance on Transactions Involving Unhosted Wallets?

Since the Travel Rule was first applied to cryptocurrency by FinCEN back in 2019, and with FATF following by announcing…

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Crypto Tax 101, 201 & 301: What Taxpayers and Tax Authorities Should Consider After Cryptocurrency’s Breakout Year

Whether you’re a taxpayer or tax authority, there’s a lot to consider about crypto when tax season rolls around.  Taxpayers…

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Crypto Travel Rule Interoperability: 10 Things Every VASP Must Know

In October 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that it would be recommending member countries apply the Travel…

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Understanding Stablecoin Regulation: Treasury and Congress Perspectives

On November 1st, 2021, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) released a report analyzing the benefits and risks…

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Infrastructure Investment Act Expands Tax Reporting Obligations for Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Others

Roger M. Brown is Chainalysis’ Global Head of Tax Strategy. The Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Act”) that President Biden…

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FATF’s Updated Guidance Tells Regulators to Focus on Business Models Over Technology and Terminology

On October 28, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its updated guidance for how member jurisdictions should regulate…

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How Governments Regulate Cryptocurrency

In the early days of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies operated in a gray area of the economy. But as financial institutions…