With terminology such as mixers, cold storage, tumblers and Onions (Onion Routers) (TOR), one may be excused for overlooking the significance of money laundering the digital age.
FATF Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
In July 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its report to the G20 Ministers and Central Bank Governors on digital currency, which reports that:
- the link between virtual currencies/crypto-assets and other predicate crimes appears to be growing;
- countries have regulated crypto in various ways, from implementing a blanket ban against dealing, use, issue and settling, to regulating crypto exchanges; and
- FATF will review its 2015 guidance about crypto currency, and will meet again in September 2018 to discuss crypto related money laundering in more detail.