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Feedzai and Mastercard to expand crypto fraud protection for consumers globally

Feedzai will leverage Mastercard’s Ciphertrace crypto intelligence solutions to reduce the risk of account-to-account fraud flowing into crypto exchanges Feedzai a financial crime and risk management solution, and Mastercard – a global technology company in the payments industry – are combining technologies to increase crypto fraud protection for hundreds of millions of consumers. Today, an…

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Crypto Weekly Update #29

MARK COLLINS & DEMETRIOS TSEAS Regulatory  FATF to provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize and confiscate criminal property: During its fourth Plenary in Paris (Oct 25-27) the Plenary agreed on major amendments to the FATF Recommendations that will provide countries with enhanced tools to more effectively freeze, seize, and confiscate criminal property, both domestically…

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New from Mastercard: ‘The Update’

Included in Edition #1 of this magazine, an article on how to identify and manage VASP counterparty risk Our digital landscape is changing rapidly, with emerging tools like AI creating new opportunities, but also new risks. We’re at the forefront of many of these new technologies, and Mastercard is pleased to share the launch of…

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Ciphertrace’s Pamela Clegg collaborated with our partner Unit21 about how criminals target fiat more than crypto

Just because something is called a crypto-scam or crypto fraud, does not automatically mean that it would be unique to crypto activity – or that it even touches cryptocurrency  in some way.Crypto fraud must involve some on-chain movement, transactions on the blockchain. Any fraud occurrence that ends with stolen crypto or a crypto scam, but…

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New version of Inspector launches, adding Ethereum visualization and enhanced UI

Ciphertrace by Mastercard has launched version 3.0 of Inspector for Financial Investigations and Blockchain Forensics. Featuring a new, sleek user interface, it delivers powerful visualization and knowledgebase enhancements. Inspector 3.0 includes an Ethereum visualization tool that helps users see the movement of funds across addresses and their interactions with smart contracts. Investigators can filter searches…

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Heads up: Monero v15 Hard Fork Update

The Monero community posted notice of v15 (version number, not client version) — release version v0.18.0 — hard fork (HF) network upgrade on November 19, 2021. Known as “Fluorine Fermi,” based on Monero’s release naming convention, the network had meetings in March 2022 and reached a consensus on April 16, to target deployment of the…

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US Senate Hearing Recap on Stablecoins

On Dec. 14, 2021, the Senate Banking Committee on Banking, House & Urban Affairs convened a hearing to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of stablecoins. Stablecoins maybe privately issued cryptocurrency or  algorithmic or “non-collateralized/decentralized” stablecoins such as DAI, an algorithmic stablecoin issued by MakerDAO. Stablecoins differ from other cryptocurrencies because their value is linked to government-issued…

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CipherTrace Traveler solves the Sunrise Problem for Virtual Currency Travel Rule compliance

  The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently reported that only 58 out of 128 reporting jurisdictions advising that they have now implemented any the revised FATF standards, including the “travel rule.” This aligns with what we have found through our work with the FATF and with leading VASPs — identifying the Sunrise Problem as…

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CipherTrace Cryptocurrency Training and Certification services

CipherTrace offers a variety of training and certification programs to help users understand the intersection of cryptocurrency and financial crimes. These classes allow users to leverage the expertise and best practices of our team of cryptocurrency AML experts and forensic investigators to learn how to minimize risk, prevent and detection financial crimes. If you are…

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OCC Clarifies Rules for National Banks Engaging in Cryptocurrency Activity

On November 18, 2021, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published Interpretive Letter #1179. This is the fourth interpretive letter in a series (1170, 1172, &1173) that discusses if it is permissible for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations to engage in certain cryptocurrency, distributed ledger, and stablecoin activities. OCC Interpretive Letter… Read more
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