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MSB’s and the US Government’s Growing Expectations by Anna J. Rasmussen

The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) includes in the broad category of money services businesses (MSB’s) currency dealers/exchangers (and now digital currency exchangers), check cashers, issuers or redeemers of traveler’s checks and money orders, prepaid cards, money transmitters, and the U.S. Postal Service.  With the increased utilization of MSB’s by many people in the … Continue reading »

ACFCS Conference

Embracing FATCA: Developing Best Practices and Innovative Technologies by Anna J. Rasmussen

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) aims to target and tax non-compliant U.S. taxpayers holding certain foreign financial accounts and offshore assets.  On Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists Conference, held in New York City, experts Kelvin Dickenson, Ron King, Allen Love, and Ed Sander came together to … Continue reading »


Bitcoin: Where does it come from?

Updated May 27, 2014 Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency that its founders released in 2008, but because of its young lifespan, the virtual currency is extremely volatile. Sometimes valued at 200 USD and other times at 400 USD, how could the everyday consumer get a Bitcoin without spending three or more digits? Mining. Mining? Yes, … Continue reading »