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Regulating DeFi - Industry Leaders Discuss Fostering Innovation & Protecting Consumer on the Financial Frontier

Webinar on How do DeFi industry leaders balance innovation with consumer protection? Join us to discuss the challenges and contradictions of regulation at the edge of the financial frontier.

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September 22, 2021
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Regulating DeFi - Industry Leaders Discuss Fostering Innovation & Protecting Consumer on the Financial Frontier

Webinar on How do DeFi industry leaders balance innovation with consumer protection? Join us to discuss the challenges and contradictions of regulation at the edge of the financial frontier.

Events and Replays
Merkle Science
September 22, 2021
UAE Introduces New Measures to Strengthen its Anti Money Laundering Regime

UAE emerges as a crypto hub in the Gulf Region with the introduction of new AML Guidelines, setting up of Special Courts and Executive Office to combat AML/CFT.

News and Announcements
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 20, 2021
Bitcoin Becomes Legal Tender in El Salvador; Spurs Money Laundering Concerns

Financial institutions and crypto businesses in El Salvador may face increased money laundering risks as Bitcoin becomes legal tender.

News and Announcements
RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
September 15, 2021
Merkle Science Taps Former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan as President, Americas & Global Chief Legal Officer

Merkle Science, the leading predictive blockchain monitoring and investigative platform, today announced accelerated global expansion with a major focus on the United States to meet the increasing market demand for its products

News and Announcements
Americas
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 14, 2021
Merkle Science Launches New Cases Update Increasing Efficiency in the Case Management Process

Cases update enhances the case management process by enabling the customers to create a more collaboration-centric workflow.

Product Updates
Technology
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 8, 2021
A Guide to the Canadian Regulations for Cryptoasset Businesses

Our guide to the Canadian regulations for crypto businesses provides you with a comprehensive overview of federal and provincial legislation, compliance and reporting requirements, and a Canadian laws checklist. Get a copy now

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
Americas
Mary Beth Buchanan
10 minute read
September 7, 2021
The SEC Charges BitConnect Founder with $2 Billion Crypto Fraud

The SEC files an action BitConnect and its founder alleging that they defrauded retail investors out of $2 Billion and fraudulently sold unregistered securities as purported investments in a lending program.

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
September 3, 2021
Diving into DeFi — Top DeFi Trends of 2021

The DeFi industry witnesses exponential growth as the TVL goes up and DeFi governance tokens experience a price surge.

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 2, 2021
MAS Whitepaper: Next Generation Transaction Monitoring for Cryptocurrency Services Compliance

This guide gives you an overview of how Merkle Science's implementation of a solution that hopes to alleviate the concerns of payment providers in this space and to improve the speed at which a given transaction can be assessed for a palatable level of threat in order to both prevent fraud and to comply with guidelines set by a local authority.

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
Merkle Science
8 Minute Read
September 1, 2021
Hack Track: Analysis of the Bilaxy Hack

After the ERC-20 hot wallets hack, Bilaxy urges users to not deposit any funds into Bilaxy Accounts.

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Hack Track
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 1, 2021
Merkle Science is ISO/IEC 2700:2013 Certified for Robust IT Security

Merkle Science receives a certificate of registration demonstrating its compliance with ISO Standards

News and Announcements
Merkle Science
2 minute read
August 26, 2021
Merkle Science Launches Multi-Hop Feature for Greater Indirect Risk Visibility

The intuitive multi-hop analysis feature allows you to investigate all transaction flows between identified entities in a five-hop radius. Read the blog to learn more

Product Updates
Technology
Merkle Science
2 minute reed
August 20, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from “Merkle Science RegWatch — The UK Regulation Roadmap

With the FCA licensing deadline coming up in July, Merkle Science hosted a panel to discuss UK regulations for cryptoasset businesses. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
4 minute read
August 20, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from Regulating the DeFi Frontier: Where Consumer Protection & Financial Innovation Collide

The panelists discussed the approach that the U.S may adopt to regulate DeFi. They also highlighted some of the risks attached to the DeFi ecosystem and suggested ways to mitigate them. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
4 minute read
August 19, 2021
Hack Track: Initial Analysis of Liquid Global Security Breach

Hot wallets of Liquid were compromised in a security breach. Liquid has suspended all deposits and withdrawals in addition to moving digital assets to cold wallets. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
APAC
Merkle Science
2 minute read
August 19, 2021
[Replay] Regulating the DeFi Frontier: Where Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation Collide

Watch industry leaders from FINRA, NY DFS, U.S. CFTC, CryptoUK, and Merkle Science discussing DeFi regulations on Merkle Science RegWatch series webinar

Events and Replays
Merkle Science
50 minute watch
August 17, 2021
Diving into DeFi - How Does the FATF View DeFi?

In response to the feedback received from the public consultation, the FATF will provide clarity regarding how its guidance and definitions apply to Decentralized Governance Structures. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Mary Beth Buchanan
3 minute read
August 16, 2021
SEC Fines Crypto Exchange Poloniex

On 9 August 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist order imposing a $10.4 million USD fine against crypto exchange Poloniex for operating an “unregistered online digital asset exchange”. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Americas
Merkle Science
3 minute read
August 12, 2021
Hack Track: An Analysis of Poly Network Hack and Latest Related Events

On 10 August 2021, the Poly Network was attacked by a hacker, losing over $600 million — the largest crypto hack since the Coincheck hack in 2018 — across the Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Polygon blockchains. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
Merkle Science
5 minute read
August 12, 2021
U.S. Regulators Ramp Up Regulatory Oversight over the Crypto Industry

An increased focus on consumer and investor protection fuels the U.S regulators to set sights on regulating stablecoins, DeFi platforms, crypto exchanges, digital asset securities amongst other things. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Americas
Mary Beth Buchanan
5 minute read
August 10, 2021
Merkle Science Adds DOGE to Rapidly Expanding Coin Coverage

We are proud to announce that Merkle Science has further extended its coin coverage to include Dogecoin (DOGE). Read the blog to learn more about our rapidly expanding coin coverage.

Product Updates
Technology
Merkle Science
1 minute read
August 5, 2021
DeFi 101: Understanding DeFi and Its Functions

At the advent of the DeFi surge, it is essential to understand what DeFi is and its impact on the financial industry. Read the blog to learn more about the DeFi fundamentals

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
2 minute read
August 3, 2021
Merkle Science Launches Customer Workflow Feature Enabling End-User Level Analysis

Today, Merkle Science is announcing a new “customer workflow feature” to better support compliance teams, allowing them to monitor suspicious activities at an end-user level. Read the blog to learn more

Product Updates
Merkle Science
2 minute read
July 30, 2021
Diving into DeFi: Fundamentals from the Financial Frontier | Download the Guide

This guide provides you with an overview of the DeFi landscape, emerging trends in DeFi, and discusses how regulators will potentially approach the sector. Get a copy now

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
Merkle Science
10 minute read
July 30, 2021
US Sanctions Terrorist Fundraiser for Syria’s Hay’et Tahrir Al-Sham

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Syria-based terrorist fundraiser and recruiter for providing material support to Hay’et Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Americas
Merkle Science
1 minute read
July 29, 2021
Regulating The DeFi Frontier: Where Consumer Protection & Financial Innovation Collide

Join our panel of industry experts on Aug 12, 2021at 9:00 am (ET) for a session on the DeFi landscape, emerging trends in DeFi, and how regulators will potentially approach DeFi. Register now

Blog
Merkle Science
2 minute read
July 28, 2021
The European Commission and UK's Treasury to Tighten AML/CFT Measures

The European Commission and UK’s HM Treasury introduce proposals and public consultation respectively strengthening the AML/CFT regime and ensuring alignment with the FATF standards.

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RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
5 minute read
July 27, 2021
Merkle Science Supports Onyze & Criptan With Predictive Blockchain Monitoring Platform

Merkle Science has partnered with two leaders in the European crypto asset markets: crypto asset custodian Onyze and cryptocurrency trading platform, Criptan.

News and Announcements
EMEA
Merkle Science
3 minute read
July 20, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from - “Merkle Science RegWatch - Swiss Crypto Regulation Roadmap”

The panelists discussed the implications of the Swiss DLT Act on Crypto Startups looking to domicile in Switzerland. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
5 minute read
July 19, 2021
[UPDATE] Merkle Science Increases Coin Coverage by over 200% in a Single Month

Merkle Science is on a mission to create the infrastructure necessary for the safe transaction of cryptocurrencies. Read the blog to learn more

Product Updates
Technology
Merkle Science
1 minute read
July 16, 2021
Key Highlights from the FinCEN’s AML/CFT National Priorities List

Ahead of the revisions in the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN issues the first AML/CFT National Priorities List. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Americas
Mary Beth Buchanan
2 minute read
July 13, 2021
Israel Authorities Issue Seizure Order Against 84 Hamas-linked Crypto Wallets that Received Over $11 Million Since October 2015

Merkle Science’s blockchain data shows that Hamas-linked wallets, identified by Israel’s NBCTF, exceeds over $11 million dollars in cryptocurrency.

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Hack Track
EMEA
Merkle Science
2 minute read
July 9, 2021
Merkle Science Launches Mempool Feature for Enhanced Transaction Screening

Merkle Science’s new Mempool Feature enhances predictive and proactive risk scoring by opening a gateway to identify illicit transactions before they are added to the block.

Product Updates
Technology
Merkle Science
2 minute read
July 8, 2021
Insights into FATF's Second 12 Month Review

The FATF, the global standard-setter for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), released its second 12 month review on virtual assets., read the key points to note here.

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
July 5, 2021
3 Key Takeaways from the Post-FATF Plenary Coinscrum Webinar

The panelists discussed the impacts of the FATF June 2021 plenary meeting including challenges in the implementation of Travel Rule and delay in the finalization of drafted updated guidance on Virtual Assets and VASPs.

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
July 1, 2021
Key Takeaways from the FATF Plenary Session — June 2021

Outcomes from June 2021 plenary, including updates on greylist countries, Travel Rule, and how VASPs may effectively implement FATF standards. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
4 minute read
June 30, 2021
‘Blockchain Island’ Malta gets Greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force

FATF has added Malta to its "grey list" - along with Haiti, Philippines, and South Sudan. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
2 minute read
June 28, 2021
Why Does the Crypto Industry Need to Understand Indirect Risk Exposure?

Learn why it is essential for crypto businesses and financial institutions to look beyond direct risk exposure. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
Technology
Merkle Science
3 minute read
June 24, 2021
UK’s FCA Commits More Resources to Expedite Crypto Asset Business Registration as Crypto Ownership Increases

The FCA is placing a lot of attention on consumer and investor protection when it comes to crypto assets whilst committing more resources to expedite the registration of crypto-asset businesses. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
3 minute read
June 23, 2021
5 Key Takeaways From — “Merkle Science Regwatch — Untangling Crypto, DeFi and Doge — What’s Real For the Financial Institutions”

A panel of industry leaders joined us to discuss the process and possible implications of convergence between traditional and crypto markets. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
APAC
Merkle Science
4 minute read
June 16, 2021
UK’s FCA Extends Temporary Registration Regime for Crypto Asset Firms

UK's FCA on June 3rd announced that it's extending the temporary registration deadline for crypto-asset firms from 9 July 2021 to 31 March 2022. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
3 min read
June 8, 2021
A Guide to the Singapore Regulations for Cryptoasset Businesses

Our guide to the Singapore regulations for crypto businesses provides you with a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming regulations, the MAS’s licensing procedure, and AML/CFT compliance requirements.

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
APAC
Merkle Science
10 minute read
June 1, 2021
[Replay] Merkle Science RegWatch: Canadian Crypto Regulation Roadmap

Join industry leaders discussing Canadian Crypto Regulation Roadmap webinar hosted by Merkle Science. Watch the replay now!

Events and Replays
RegWatch
Americas
Merkle Science
50 minute watch
May 27, 2021
Hack Track: Pancake Bunny Hack

At 10:34 UTC on Thursday, 20 May, Pancake Bunny, suffered a flash loan attack that exploited the code on the Bunny protocol. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
Hack Track
Merkle Science
3 minute read
May 20, 2021
Hack Track: Bitfinex Hack (2016) Recent Fund Movement Analysis

Nearly 5 years after one of the largest bitcoin hacks, over $623 million worth of bitcoin (12,230 BTC) stolen from Bitfinex in 2016 was moved on Wednesday, April 14th the same day when the entire market celebrated a milestone in crypto history: Coinbase’s direct listing on Nasdaq. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
APAC
Merkle Science
3 minute read
April 19, 2021
Sanction Alert: Biden Administration Slaps New Sanctions on Russia for 2020 Presidential Election Meddling Attempts

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on sixteen entities and sixteen individuals for election meddling. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
11 minute read
April 14, 2021
A Guide to the UK Regulations for Cryptoasset Businesses

This guide provides you with a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming regulations in the UK, the FCA’s registration procedure, and AML/CFT compliance requirements.

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
EMEA
Merkle Science
10 minute read
April 12, 2021
FATF Proposes Updates on Virtual Asset Regulatory Guidance: What You Need to Know Now

In an on-going effort to set international standards that aim to prevent illegal activities, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a public consultation on 19 March 2021. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
6 minute read
March 26, 2021
How Will FATF’s Proposed Travel Rule Amendments Impact Crypto Assets and Businesses?

On Feb 25th, FATF confirmed that it will revise the current Travel Rule and will also seek public consultation on amendments to its June 2019 guidance outlining AML/CFT obligations. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
March 3, 2021
Go Beyond the Blacklists — Merkle Science Offers One-Month Free in Celebration of the Lunar New Year

What sets Merkle Science apart is our unique Behaviour-based Rule Engine, which proactively monitors transaction behavior, and detects potential criminal wallets not listed on public or private databases or blacklists. Read the blog to learn more

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RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
February 22, 2021
Hack Track: EXMO Hot Wallets

UK-based cryptocurrency exchange EXMO revealed on Monday, December 21, that its hot wallets have been compromised. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
EMEA
Merkle Science
5 min read
December 23, 2020
How the FCA Ban on Crypto-Derivatives Impacts Cryptocurrency Businesses?

In October, the FCA announced a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that reference certain types of crypto-assets (crypto-ETNs) to retail consumers. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
3 minute read
December 20, 2020
Hack Track: Nexus Mutual Founder’s Wallet

Hugh Karp, the founder of DeFi insurance protocol Nexus Mutual, experienced an attack at 9:40 am (GMT) on December 14 that resulted in a loss of more than $8 million. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
EMEA
Merkle Science
4 minute read
December 17, 2020
MiCA: A Guide to the EU's Proposed Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation

MiCA focuses extensively on the guidelines for governing, out-of-scope crypto-asset types and the providers of services for these assets, known as Crypto-asset Service Providers (CASPs). Read the blog to learn more

Blog
RegWatch
Merkle Science
11 minute read
November 23, 2020
Merkle Science and CYBAVO Partner to Enable VASPs Better Protect Their Customers’ Digital Assets and Monitor Crime

Merkle Science has partnered with CYBAVO to provide a holistic solution that will allow VASPs to comply with regulatory requirements and protect the digital assets of their customers. Read the blog to learn more

News and Announcements
Merkle Science
2 minute read
November 12, 2020
Here's How ACCESS Members Can Ensure Transparency in Cryptocurrency Uses

Merkle Science, a leading provider of blockchain transaction monitoring and intelligence solutions, is now an associate sponsor of Code of Practice, launched by ACCESS Singapore. Read the blog to learn more

News and Announcements
Merkle Science
4 minute read
November 10, 2020
Hack Track: ETERBASE Cryptocurrency Exchange

Announcing the hack on Twitter on Tuesday (Sept. 8), ETERBASE said that six of its cryptocurrency wallets, containing bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH)/ ERC-20 tokens, XRP, Tron (TRX), Tezos (XTZ), and Algorand (ALGO), have been compromised. Read the blog to learn more

Blog
Hack Track
EMEA
Merkle Science
4 minute read
September 9, 2020
Coinbit Seizure: Examining Why New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Conduct Wash Trading

On August 26th, the South Korean newspaper Seoul Shinmun published a report stating that 99% of transaction volume was faked through wash trading on Coinbit, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
APAC
Merkle Science
2 minute read
September 7, 2020
UPDATED: Hack Track: #Twitterhack bitcoin scam

On Wednesday, 15th July 2020 the global social media platform Twitter suffered a major security breach whereby hackers hijacked the verified accounts (those with blue check marks) of major politicians, business leaders, celebrities and companies with millions of followers and promoted a bitcoin investment scam. Read the blog to learn more

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Hack Track
Americas
Merkle Science
4 minute read
July 16, 2020
RegWatch: Guidelines to Singapore's Notice PSN02

With the introduction of the Payment Services Act 2019 (‘’PS Act”), the Notice PSN02 was introduced on the 5th December 2019 and came into effect on the 28 January 2020. Read the guide to learn more

Regulatory Guides
RegWatch
APAC
Merkle Science
5 minute read
April 16, 2020

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