Crypto Money Laundering Cases in Japan Dramatically Shoots Up 10-Fold

Suspicious financial transactions filed by Japan-based cryptocurrency exchanges increased ten times over the previous year, according to the National Police Agency. The central enforcement body said Feb 28 that 7,096 out of the total 417,465 suspected money laundering cases mentioned the use of cryptocurrencies in 2018. In the period between April and December 2017, the agency had reported 669 of such cases, after it became compulsory for crypto services to report suspicious dirty money transactions under an amended ‘Law for Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds.’ Organized Crime, Drugs Peddling, and Whatnot NPA noted that criminals were using a variety

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