ACUANT BLOG

The Impact of 6AMLD on Virtual Currencies

In recent years, consumer demands and technological innovations have instigated a radical transformation of the payments space. The rise of FinTech in particular has been a significant mobilizer of change, driving faster, cross-border payments. Among the latest developments, is an...

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Reducing The Risk of Underage Gambling

The UK gambling landscape is constantly evolving with the addition of new forms of gaming and ways to access them. But there are areas where regulation is lagging behind the development of the industry and worryingly, these represent a gateway...

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Reducing Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Onboarding Costs

Customer acquisition costs are among the most valuable metrics for all businesses and keeping them low is paramount to overall profit margins. So in an increasingly competitive crypto space, onboarding customers as quickly and efficiently as possible while reducing acquisition...

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Would Identity Verification Make Social Media Safer?

As people have become even more connected online, social media usage has continued to rise and play a wider role in our everyday lives. When used right, social media is an incredible form of communication and can be a force...

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The Rise of Digital Banking & The Challenge of Establishing Trust

KYC & AML APIs are Key for Open Banking | Neobanks | Challenger Banks As more people transact and spend time online, the demand for digital solutions and services, including banking, has increased significantly. Digital banking is growing rapidly and evolving...

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Money Laundering Around the World

Fraudulent activity is on the rise globally and criminals are continually developing new ways to attack businesses and customers.  2020 had a massive impact on the way we live our daily lives with an accelerated adoption and use of digital...

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Deepfakes: The Most Serious Threat in AI Crime

Artificial intelligence technologies have become increasingly integral to the world we live in. AI technology is now routinely used in autonomous vehicles, medical diagnosis, and proving mathematical theorems. The promises of artificial intelligence are great, but so is the potential...

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How PEPs & Sanctions Checks Prevent Money Laundering

Fraudulent activity is on the rise globally and criminals are continually developing new ways to attack businesses and customers. Millions of people are affected by fraud every year and it is estimated that in 2019, criminals made $4.2 trillion from...

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Mind the “Trust” Gap: Bridging Physical & Digital Identity

Despite ongoing digital transformation, many people still rely on physical, government-issued identification documents. The move that we are in the midst of, from a physical world to a digital one, has created a “trust gap” in the use and validation...

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Physical to Digital: The Changing Retail Landscape

Today’s retail landscape is almost unrecognisable to any in living memory. While high street stores up and down the country have been forced to close their doors, it’s never been so important for businesses to provide a first-class digital experience....

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Infamous Fraudsters Series: Ross Ulbricht

The landscape of fraud is constantly evolving as criminals continually develop new ways to attack businesses and customers, but fraud has always taken place... In this series we will be profiling some of the most notorious fraudsters of all time,...

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Comparing Alternative Data Sources

Currently, there are two billion people worldwide who cannot access financial services because their data is not held on ‘traditional’ sources.  There is a clear disparity between these ‘unbanked’ populations and those whose data is available through alternative sources. (more…)

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