January 2022 2nd Edition

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United Arab Emirates may be added on the Global Watch List

The United Arab Emirates is at increased risk of being placed on a global watchdog’s list of countries subject to more oversight for shortcomings in combating money laundering and terrorist financing, even after a recent government push to stamp out illicit transactions. The Financial Action Task Force is leaning toward adding the UAE to its “gray list” early this year, one of two classifications used by the intergovernmental body for nations determined to have “strategic deficiencies,” according to people familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity

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Hamas plans to continue using cryptocurrencies for operations

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed an order to seize more than $800,000 on cryptocurrency on its way to Hamas, but a spokesperson for the movement said that the Israeli announcement was exaggerated. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed an order to seize 2.6 million shekels ($830,000) in cryptocurrency on

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NFTs: A New Frontier for Money Laundering?

Non-fungible tokens are the latest craze in the digital and traditional art markets – can we mitigate the money laundering risks? In 2021, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have seen their popularity skyrocket. An NFT is a unique digital token which is used to represent an asset, usually digital artwork, a piece

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2022: Crypto Crime Trends

Crypto Crime Trends for 2022: Illicit Transaction Activity Reaches All-Time High in Value, All-Time Low in Share of All Cryptocurrency Activity Cryptocurrency-based crime hit a

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