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Canada makes statement about Crimea…

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia February 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “As we mark Ukraine’s Day of Resistance to the Occupation of the Autonomous Republic […]

Khashoggi-related sanctions, Part 1: OFAC

Today, OFAC designated the following person: AL ASIRI, Ahmad Hassan Mohammed (a.k.a. AL-ASIRI, Ahmed; a.k.a. AL-ASSIRI, Ahmed; a.k.a. ASSERI, Ahmed Hassan M.; a.k.a. ASSIRI, Ahmed), King Abdullah Rd., Ishbilyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; DOB 15 Oct 1966; POB Tabok, Saudi Arabia; nationality Saudi Arabia; Gender Male; Passport D106103 (Saudi Arabia) expires […]

Published today on KYC360 (

My new article Checking the Bitcoin Box. It’s about the December 2020 FinCEN Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make banks and MSBs keep records of transactions over $3000 and report transactions over $10,000 (aggregations over a 24-hour period, too) involving cryptocurrency and “legal tender digital assets” (LTDA – […]