FINCEN

 

FinCen Definition
FinCEN stands for Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which is a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury. The mission of FinCen is described in the official website as "receiving and maintaining financial transactions data; analyzing and disseminating that data for law enforcement purposes, and building global cooperation with counterpart organizations in other countries and with international bodies."

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CFTC Commissioner Clarifies the Agency's Sweeping Rights to Regulate Crypto Derivatives
CFTC Commissioner Dawn D. Stump has given several clarifications that show the agency has powers to regulate cryptocurrencies.
BitMEX Agrees to Pay $100M in Settlements to the CFTC of the US
BitMEX has reached a settlement with the CFTC and FinCEN on charges bordering on illegal exchange operation.
President Biden Freezes Mnuchin's Controversial Proposed Regulation on Unhosted Crypto Wallets
FinCEN’s controversial regulation proposal on “unhosted” crypto wallet has been effectively frozen by President Joe Biden as his administration takes office today.
Stellar Lumens: FinCEN Regulatory Proposal May Have “Far-Reaching Consequences for Blockchain and Crypto”
Much like many in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, Stellar Lumens has taken up FinCEN on its request for comment for its proposed crypto rule.
FinCEN's Proposed Crypto Rule Does Not “Follow Proper Procedure”- Coinbase CEO
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong criticized the FinCEN's proposed regulatory procedure for cryptocurrencies, calling it ill-advised.
FinCEN Proposes Cryptocurrency Guidelines to Fight Money Laundering and Regulate Unhosted Wallets
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has proposed regulatory measures for businesses operating with cryptocurrencies, such as exchanges.
Circle CEO: Treasury’s Crypto Wallet Rule is a Potential Next Level of Financial Surveillance Never Seen Before
Circle's CEO said that the proposed rule introduces a “potential for a level of financial surveillance that goes beyond anything...
French Finance Minister Praises Blockchain, but Condemns Cryptocurrency
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has once again made his stance on crypto clear – he is critical of it and does not support it.
First Bitcoin Mixer Slapped with $60M Fine by FinCEN in Money Laundering Crackdown
FinCEN charged a Bitcoin-mixing operator with a $60 million civil money penalty for violating anti-money laundering regulations.
FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco Warns Banks to Take Crypto AML Seriously
Kenneth Blanco, the Director of the FinCEN warned banks to seriously consider how virtual currencies should fit into their anti-money laundering (AML) policies.

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