Tagged: Bittrex

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Episode 252 — Matt Stankiewicz on the Bittrex OFAC and FinCEN Enforcement Action: Cryptocurrency and AML and Sanctions Compliance 

The Episode is available HERE. Matt Stankiewicz, a Partner at Volkov Law, is a leading industry expert on cryptocurrency.  Bittrex, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, suffered twin enforcement actions for AML and Sanctions Compliance deficiencies.  Matt takes a deep dive on the enforcement actions and outlines practical compliance steps that every cryptocurrency exchange should implement.   The Episode is available HERE. Corruption Crime and Compliance is available...

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Bittrex’s Sanctions and AML Violations: The Importance of Compliance Controls for the Cryptocurrency Industry (Part II of II)

Matt Stankiewicz, Partner at The Volkov Law Group, continues his discussion of recent enforcement actions by OFAC and FinCEN.  He can be reached at [email protected] In parallel with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) settled with Bittrex, Inc. (“Bittrex”), a cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to trader virtual assets, for willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”)’s...

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OFAC and FinCEN Reach Settlement Agreement with Virtual Currency Exchange Bittrex (Part I of II)

Matt Stankiewicz, Partner at The Volkov Law Group, joins us for a posting on sanctions compliance in the cryptocurrency industry.  He can be reached at [email protected] On October 11, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced settlement agreements with Bittrex, Inc. (“Bittrex”), a cryptocurrency exchange based in Bellevue, WA.  As part of its settlement with OFAC,...