Kenneth A. Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), spoke at the Chainalysis Blockchain Symposium on Friday, November 15. He addressed the issue of "regulatory clarity"; the value of Bank Secrecy Act data; FinCEN’s Funds Travel Rule; stablecoins and anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies; and opportunities for private sector engagement with FinCEN.

WASHINGTON--Today, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State announced a new humanitarian mechanism to ensure unprecedented transparency into humanitarian trade with Iran.  This mechanism will help the international community perform enhanced due diligence on humanitarian trade to ensure that funds associated with permissible trade in support of the Iranian people are not diverted by the Iranian regime to develop ballistic missiles, support terrorism, or finance other malign activities.