Elliptic to Provide AML Services to Zilliqa’s Blockchain Network

By Brian Njuguna   Nov 28, 2019 1 Min Read

Elliptic, a London-based blockchain analytics startup, has
partnered with Zilliqa, a Singapore-based blockchain network provider, to facilitate the infrastructure compliance and security of the latter’s network by offering an anti-money laundering (AML) compliance support. 

Through this collaboration, Elliptic will monitor transactions on Zilliqa’s blockchain network, including those involving its ZIL crypto. Moreover, the analytics to be undertaken will also involve XSGD, the Singaporean dollar-pegged stablecoin, set to be released in December 2019. 

Partnership Seeks Transparency

One of the primary objectives of these firms joining hands entails shielding Zilliqa from any risk as this will be instrumental in proving to regulators and governments that users are not involved in any form of trafficking pertaining to illegal funds. 

Expressly, Elliptic will assist in identifying and blocking any potential transactions associated with illicit activities on Zilliqa’s blockchain network. 

Elliptic’s co-founder and chief scientist, Tom Robinson, asserted: “One interesting trend we're seeing is that regulators are increasingly looking to see whether blockchain monitoring capabilities are available on specific stablecoins, when considering regulatory approval. […] Financial institutions are more likely to engage with blockchains and crypto-assets for which tools exist to identify and trace risky transactions.”

Zilliqa’s president and chief scientific officer, Amrit Kumar, noted: “They have assessed risk on transactions worth several trillion dollars, uncovering activities related to money laundering, terrorism fundraising, fraud, and other financial crimes.”

Zilliqa is hopeful that this collaboration will drive more enterprises to use its blockchain network based on the compliance effort. 


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Brian Njuguna
He is an accomplished corporate writer and entrepreneur based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Bachelors of Economics & Statistics, Second Class Upper Division, from Kenyatta University. Brian has a penchant for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency because he believes the present systems will be altered by these innovations as they reign supreme as we gear towards the fourth industrial revolution or 4IR.

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