Отчет Британского аналитического центра по безопасности предупреждает, что NFT могут способствовать схемам отмывания денег

British Security Think Tank's Report Warns NFTs Could Bolster Money Laundering Schemes

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the British defense and security think tank, questions whether or not non-fungible token (NFT) assets can be used for money laundering purposes. The report determines that in order to mitigate the money laundering risks aknow your customermonitoring systemneeds to be implemented.


RUSI: ‘NFT Technology Can Raise Alarm Bells From a Money Laundering and Financial Crime Perspective

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies otherwise known as RUSI, was founded in 1831 and it is the oldest defense and security think tank worldwide. В декабре 2, RUSI published a отчет that covers the subject of non-fungible token (NFT) assets and the RUSI researchers ask whether or not NFTs can contribute to money laundering schemes.

This technology can raise alarm bells from a money laundering and financial crime perspective,” RUSI warns. “To start with, NFTs are most often purchased with cryptocurrencies on online marketplaces. Cryptocurrencies are routinely exploited for malicious means, such as obfuscating the source of criminal proceeds and, despite transactions being traceable, more sophisticated criminal actors use a variety of techniques to disrupt investigations by law enforcement.

The RUSI report called “NFT: A New Frontier for Money Laundering?” further states:

A system ofknow your customerpolicies and ongoing monitoring, similar to those used in the traditional art market and in compliant cryptocurrency exchanges, needs to be implemented.

Money Laundering Considered Commonplace in Traditional Art MarketRUSI Researchers Say anArt Heist Is Also Possible Within the NFT Realm

Money laundering in the traditional art scene has been an ongoing debate for decades. The New York Times investigative reporter Graham Bowley объяснил on June 19, that U.S. politicians want to investigate the secret art market. “Secrecy has long been part of the art markets mystique, but now lawmakers say they fear it fosters abuses and should be addressed,” Bowley wrote.

RUSI researchers stress that criminal actors can also infiltrate NFT markets and leveragenovel risks.” “An art heist is also possible within the NFT realm,” the RUSI report adds. “Criminal actors can hack into user accounts on NFT marketplaces and transfer NFTs to their own accounts. After transferring the NFTs, the hacker can quickly sell the stolen token(с) and attempt to launder the proceeds.

While RUSI researchers believe that money laundering in the NFT art and collectibles world can be deterred, the report also highlights thatNFT forgery and theft can also be mitigated.RUSI suggests that NFT marketplaces use two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions and maintaingood cyber security.” более того, RUSI suggests developing a registry of stolen NFTs thatwould mimic the Art Loss Register.”

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