Guidance for a Risk-based approach to virtual currencies
Virtual currencies have emerged and attracted investment in payment infrastructure built on their software protocols. These payment mechanisms seek to provide a new method for transmitting value over the internet. At the same time, virtual currency payment products and services (VCPPS) present money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks. FATF made a preliminary assessment of these ML/TF risks in the June 2014 virtual currencies report (key definitions and Potential AML/CFT Risks).
As part of a staged approach, the FATF has developed this Guidance focusing on the points of intersection that provide gateways to the regulated financial system, in particular convertible virtual currency exchangers. FATF will continue to monitor developments in VCPPS and emerging risks and mitigating factors to update this Guidance, to include, where appropriate, emerging best practices to address regulatory issues arising in respect of ML/TF risks associated with VCPPS.
This Guidance seeks to:
Directrices para un enfoque basado en riesgo para monedas virtuales
Directriz se tradujo bajo la responsabilidad del Grupo de Acción Financiera del Caribe (GAFIC).