On June 15 an announcement was made stating that the addition will strengthen Fireblocks’ security standards and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance.
Excited to announce we've partnered with @chainalysis! Now, customers can ensure their digital assets are compliant with regulatory anti-money laundering (AML) best practices. https://t.co/U74qp6nt9h — Fireblocks (@FireblocksHQ) June 16, 2020
KYT system allows users to automatically screen transactions based on risk standards and ensure that the non-approved trades aren’t executed without manual review.
Fireblocks CEO Michael Shaulov said:
“Compliance and security are two of the most important pillars of storing and transferring digital assets today. By integrating with Chainalysis KYT, Fireblocks is removing the regulatory obstacles that exchanges, lending desks, banks, liquidity providers and market makers face when moving crypto — ensuring that these institutions can be as secure and compliant as possible, all from the Fireblocks platform.”
Shaulov claims that in just 2019 alone, more than $4 billion worth of crypto was lost to fraud, misappropriation of funds, exchange hacks and thefts.
This led the United States Department of the Treasury to declare digital assets to be one of the most significant illicit finance vulnerabilities.
Furthermore, the ability to easily comply with AML standards could prove to be a cost-saving measure for companies in the space.
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with @FireblocksHQ! Read to learn how Fireblocks will use our tools to set a new standard for security and compliance in cryptocurrency. https://t.co/cPpWaHpR7U pic.twitter.com/umqqsubbpU — Chainalysis (@chainalysis) June 16, 2020
Shaulov further added that there are near-term plans to expand the Fireblocks Network through onboarding new institutions, offering support for new tokens while integrating with new exchanges.
Recently, Fireblocks launched its Asset Transfer Network enabling institutions to find and connect with peers and transfer assets on-chain while streamlining settlement and post-trade operations.