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Tuesday - April 25, 2017 - Full Edition

De-Risking - does the damage outweigh the gains?
[Op-Ed] - April 25, 2017 - The Banker.Com - Brian Caplen - Tougher anti-money laundering regulations have led international banks to cut correspondent lines. The unintended consequence has been to push more ... Read More ...

Also See:
De-Risking's Impact on AML Compliance
[Opinion] - April 24, 2017 - Global Radar.Com - Christopher J. Pelaez

Bulk Cash Pays for the Wall
[Opinion] - April 25, 2017 - American Thinker.Com - John A. Cassara - In the hyper-charged debate over the merits of building "the wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border and its funding impact on a possible government shutdown ... Read More ...

Bank of Korea: Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use
[Opinion] - April 24, 2017 - Coin Desk.Com - Stan Higgins - South Korea's central bank has published a new working paper on cryptocurrencies. Drafted by researchers from the Bank of Korea and Seoul's Hongik University ... Read More ...

Failure to Register with FINCEN Sustains Guilty Pleas by Virtual Currency ...
[Opinion] - April 24, 2017 - Money Laundering Watch Blog.Com - Peter D. Hardy - It is a potential crime to conduct a business that exchanges virtual currency and fail to register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement ... Read More ...

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