Digital Currency Messaging Standard for FATF Compliance

Digital currency companies are responding to anti-money laundering requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The latest response to the requirements involved the development of a new messaging standard. The new messaging standard is known as IVSM101. Two months to the end of 2018, the FATF was able to adopt changes to its recommendations to explicitly clarify that they apply to financial activities involving virtual assets (VA). This led to the expansion of the scope of the recommendations to apply to…

New Cryptocurrency Regulations Proposed in Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands’ legislative assembly introduced new legislation capable of regulating local companies carrying out activities related to cryptocurrencies. The main purpose of the proposed rules is towards monitoring the operations of digital asset exchanges. On April 28, the Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) Bill was submitted for review and its aim is offer a regulatory framework. The framework deals with registration guidelines and requirements for companies that offer services related to cryptocurrency. The proposed regulations are based on FATF guidelines such that…