Global DCA Comment Letter to FinCEN on Proposed Rule for Transactions in Convertible Virtual Currency and Digital Assets

Global DCA Comment Letter to FinCEN on Proposed Rule for Transactions in Convertible Virtual Currency and Digital Assets

“While the GDCA fully supports protecting U.S. national security and acknowledges the concerns surrounding unhosted wallets raised by FinCEN, we suggest […]to focus on the source of funds and the concept of “Know Your Customer” during the KYC/AML onboarding and monitoring process instead of focusing on the means and in effect penalizing a specific technology solution that is believed to be utilized by bad actors.  The GDCA questions whether applying extensive reporting, verification and recordkeeping requirements on the holders of self-hosted wallet solutions is the most effective approach to capture illicit activity and suggests that closer consideration should be given to the source of funds and the risk profile of a customer or a counterparty while evaluating transactions in digital assets.” – Global DCA.

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