By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

FinCEN issues advisory on virtual currency and sanctions compliance

FinCEN (The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) has issued an advisory to assist financial institutions to identify and report suspicious activity relating to the exploitation of convertible virtual currency (CVC) to evade sanctions. The guidance indicates that businesses and entities dealing in digital currency should: ·        Block IP addresses associated with a sanctioned country or region; ·        Disable accounts of…...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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