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Why KYC for Crypto Exchanges falls short in exposing criminal or fraudulent accounts

KYC for Crypto is a series of checks performed by exchanges to verify customer identity and to assess account holder risk. This process of due diligence helps safeguard against exchanges being used by criminal entities for money laundering and other illegal activities.

Without an industry-standard set of checks to conduct, or even a globally accepted definition of KYC, this article explores the challenges faced by exchanges in conducting consistent and appropriate levels of risk assessment to expose criminal activities and to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

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