Although cryptocurrencies are not a legally valid means of payment in Switzerland and are not accepted as such, cryptocurrencies perform the same essential functions as money: They can be used as a means of payment for real goods and services and can be traded freely on crypto exchanges. From a money-laundering perspective, cryptocurrencies thus merit consideration as an instrument or aid for laundering money or funding terrorism. Read this interesting whitepaper to find out about possible solutions as to how – and with what means – a bank can keep pace with the statutory obligations for the prevention of money laundering in business relationships and transactions relating to cryptocurrencies. The focus here is on new forms and instruments for monitoring and analysis that are aimed at a blockchain-specific transaction analysis and shine a light on the inflows and outflows of assets in particular.
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