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Transaction risk scoring in a Cryptopay business account
Transaction risk scoring in a Cryptopay business account

How Cryptopay monitors high-risk transactions in Cryptopay for Business

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Written by Albina
Updated over a week ago

Cryptopay uses screening tools that monitor illicit cryptocurrency addresses and tag addresses that interact with them. These tools inform us with a high degree of certainty if cryptocurrency transactions we process have been connected to (or originated from) illicit activities online (terrorist funding, money laundering, dark marketplace activities, trafficking, etc).

We take the data received from these tools very seriously, as it helps us to comply with all the compliance procedures in accordance with AML standards in the context of payment processing. The purpose of monitoring these transactions/addresses is to avoid processing funds associated with illicit addresses, as we do not wish to be involved with these funds, and neither do our merchants.

A callback level attribute that we send to a merchant's server regarding all transaction-related events dictates how closely the received transaction is linked to the illicit addresses (e.g. whether it was sent directly from a 'bad' address, or there were a few hops in between). 

Please follow this link to download the Merchant Guidance. 

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