QuadrigaCX to be Beyond Canadian Watchdog View

As explained, exchange hadn't trade in securities or derivatives so it shouldn't be controlled by the regulator
08 February 2019   432

The British Columbia Securities Commission reported that the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange, which owed millions of dollars to its customers, did not fall under its jurisdiction.

In a conversation with Reuters, a spokesperson for the department, Brian Kladko, explained that QuadrigaCX did not trade in securities or derivatives, and therefore should not be controlled by the regulator.

The CSA continues to urge Canadians to be cautious when considering buying crypto-assets through trading platforms.
 

Ilana Kelemen
Spokeswoman, CSA

At the same time, Canadian regulators were aware of QuadrigaCX activities since 2017, however, based on the information they had, no action was required on their part.

This week, the court agreed to provide QuadrigaCX 30-day protection against creditors' claims, while representatives of the exchange and the auditing company EY will try to restore, presumably, the assets blocked on the cold wallets of the exchange after the death of its owner

Chainalysis to Expand Transaction Monitoring Tool

Chainalysis AML software KYT now monitors 4 additional tokens in real-time: BNB, GUSD, USDT and USDC
25 April 2019   53

Analytical blockchain-startup Chainalysis reported that starting today, the proposed transaction tracking tool Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) supports four additional coins. Their number includes the internal token of the Binance BNB exchange, as well as the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC).

Thus, the anti-money laundering software Chainalysis supports 10 cryptocurrency assets. Prior to that, Chainalysis KYT allowed to track Bitcoin transactions, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, TrueUSD and Paxos Standard.

As CoinDesk notes, support for new assets has been added pending the publication of new guidelines for the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF).

Chainalysis is prepared to equip businesses with automated transaction monitoring for currencies beyond bitcoin. We expect that the launch of these multiple currency capabilities will help shape FATF guidance on the sector and help move away from technically infeasible solutions to more pragmatic recommendations.
 

Jonathan Levin

Co-founder and chief operating officer, Chainalysis

According to him, Chainalysis recently upgraded its technology, making it more scalable. Thanks to this, in the future it will be easier for it to add support for other new assets.