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November 10, 2021 | Media Mentions | SC Media

DeFi is Becoming More Central to FSIs and Fraudsters

Kenneth Mendelson pointed out that, in fact, “blockchain technology was originally touted as a method to disintermediate traditional financial institutions from the transaction process. However, the institutional stability and accountability regulated financial institutions offer are appealing characteristics that legitimate businesses actually value.” Read More

October 11, 2021 | Articles | Forbes

Fintech And Compliance: It’s Not One Size Fits All

In her regular column, Julie Myers Wood discusses ways for fintechs to lower their risk profile as the industry continues to grow at a breakneck pace, driven by advances in technology and a focus on personalizing solutions to meet specific consumer needs and preferences. Fintech companies fall into disparate sectors, from those that help travelers split up payments in advance of a big vacation to shoppers investing in rare memorabilia. Innovation, though, can sometimes outpace compliance, resulting in heightened risk. Read More

September 29, 2021 | Podcasts

How Crypto Exchanges Can Avoid Sanctions By Shedding Criminal Users

MarketScale 2021 has been the year of ransomware attacks; from Kaseya to the Colonial Pipeline. Ken Mendelson was asked to share his thoughts on the intersection of crime, cybersecurity, and government regulation. Read More

September 23, 2021 | Media Mentions

U.S. Treasury’s Ransomware Crackdown: What it Means for Banks and FIs

Bank Automation News The Biden administration announced new security guidance to target those who facilitate ransomware payments, laying out an action plan that focuses on disrupting criminal networks and virtual currency exchanges. Kenneth Mendelson offered his thoughts. Read More