AML in Crypto: A beginners Guide

As of January 2022, more than 300 million people are using blockchain-based cryptocurrencies worldwide, and over 18,000 businesses accept cryptocurrency payments. According to market experts, the blockchain’s market could grow from $3 billion in 2020 to $39.7 billion by the end of 2025.

The meteoric rise of cryptoassets has brought with it a new outlet for bad actors to launder funds. In 2020 criminals sent $3.5 billion from their addresses. Cryptocurrencies are coming under more and more scrutiny from regulators and VASPs need to understand the risks they face in this arena. This is where fscom can help.

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Senior Compliance Associate, Chris Vaughan created a handbook that aims to be the go-to guide for financial crime compliance professionals of any level of seniority who are starting out in the world of cryptoassets. Our in-depth experience of the industry has shown us that the fast-growing world of digital assets has posed a new and unprecedented challenge to the industry of financial crime compliance. Many courses and certifications on the topic of tackling money laundering in the world of digital assets are lengthy, often very technical, and offer very few practical insights that can be used in the day-to-day life of a compliance professional. This handbook aims to change that.

Within these pages, we want to provide a beginner’s insight to cryptoassets from the point of view of an AML professional. We want to give you the absolute fundamentals and provide practical knowledge and insights that will help you do your job, without getting into the weeds of the technical aspects that developers and software engineers need to know. Whether it’s crypto-relevant regulations, risk assessments, blockchain analysis or investigations, this handbook has got you covered. In short, this handbook is written by AML experts for AML experts.

Download the AML in Crypto Handbook for free here today.


This post contains a general summary of advice and is not a complete or definitive statement of the law. Specific advice should be obtained where appropriate. 

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