Paris, France, 19 October 2018 - Virtual assets and related financial services have the potential to spur financial innovation and efficiency and improve financial inclusion, but they also create new opportunities for criminals and terrorists to launder their proceeds or finance their illicit activities. The FATF has therefore been actively monitoring risks in this area, and issued guidance on a risk-based approach to virtual currencies in 2015. There is an urgent need for all countries to take coordinated action to prevent the use of virtual assets for crime and terrorism.
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We recommend that existing arrangements, including any delegation arrangements, should now be reviewed to ensure that they comply with the Revised AML Regime. Such arrangements should then be reviewed on a regular basis.
While the risk-based approach allows for simplified due diligence in certain circumstances
In response to the Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") recommendations to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, there have been significant changes to the anti-money laundering laws and practices of the Cayman Islands.