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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

Merkle Science
10 minute read
July 30, 2021
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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
News and Events
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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News and Events
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

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News and Events
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.

Corporate Announcements
News and Events
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.

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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

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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
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

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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
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
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
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
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

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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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