Ex-Paxful co-founder pleads guilty to violating BSA/AML regulations


The co-founder and former chief technology officer of crypto peer-to-peer network Paxful faces charges related to violating the anti-money laundering (AML) requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

Artur Schaback, of Estonia, pled guilty to one count of conspiring “to willfully fail to establish, develop, implement, and maintain an effective [AML] program as required by the Bank Secrecy Act,” the Department of Justice announced Monday in a press release.

From 2015-19, Schaback operated Paxful, a virtual currency platform and money transmitting business that allowed its customers to negotiate and trade virtual currency for items including fiat currency, prepaid cards, and gift cards.

lock iconTHIS IS MEMBERS-ONLY CONTENT. To continue reading, choose one of the options below.