Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Windows of opportunity

As I design, prepare and deliver AML training, I often find that unexpected themes appear in what I am saying.  Nearly every training session I do has some revised basic information – what money laundering is, what the local legislation … Continue reading

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When is money laundering not money laundering?

When it’s not money, of course.  In a recent case, a judge in Florida declared that bitcoin is not money, and therefore that the man who was accused of selling it to an undercover detective who said that he wanted … Continue reading

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Baby Bitcoin steps

Most humans are the same: we claim to seek and foster change, but when it happens, we’re cautious (and often divided) about how to deal with it.  Digital currencies, for instance.  Last week, the Isle of Man government announced that it … Continue reading

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May the (Financial Action Task) force be with you

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I’m not actually all that clear on how Bitcoin works.  I get the idea of a virtual currency, and I sort of understand how most currencies have the backing of a central bank … Continue reading

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Now you see it, now you don’t

I mentioned a little while ago that I will soon be publishing my first novel, set in 1824.  I chose that period of history because of the huge developments in finance at the time: paper money (as opposed to coin … Continue reading

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