The Sanctions & PEP Data API
for the Crypto Industry

Challenges

Challenges for the Crypto Industry

Comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing regulations become increasingly important for the Crypto Industry and require the implementation of robust Transaction Monitoring. 

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) laws apply to regulated businesses around the world, and failure to comply with these rules lead to costly penalties and sanctions.

While these regulations are generally viewed in the scope of traditional financial institutions such as banks, they also become increasingly important for Crypto Businesses.

The latest updates to regulatory frameworks such as the EU’s AMLDs or the FATF’s “Guidance for a Risk based approach for Virtual Currencies”, require Crypto Businesses to implement robust AML and KYC processes to encourage transparency and minimize the ability of criminals to use cryptocurrency exchanges for money laundering or terrorist financing. Important parts of these new regulations are the compliance with Registration Requirements, the implementation of comprehensive Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes and robust Transaction Monitoring.

With our Sanctions Lists, Crime & PEP Data offering, sanctions.io helps Crypto Businesses to comply with increased regulatory requirements in a simple, reliable and cost effective way. 

Our developer friendly RESTful API is easy to implement into any system environment and offers Enterprise scale reliability with a guaranteed uptime of more than 99.99%. 

Screening & Monitoring

All the Data you need for your AML Screening

The sanctions.io API provides reliable and constantly updated data from global Sanctions, PEP and Crime Lists
– ready to be built into your own solution.

Sanctions Lists

Our Sanctions Database covers data from the most relevant Regions and Organizations such as OFAC, United Nations, European Union etc. and we constantly add new Sanctions Lists. Our database is updated every 15 minutes. See here a list of covered Sanctions lists.

Global PEP Data

Our Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Data is based on a manually sourced agenda of worldwide elections (both national and regional) and also includes Judges, Military Personnel etc. and close affiliates such as Family Members.
All data are reviewed and updated constantly.

Crime Data

Our Crime Database covers more than 8,000 records from Interpol's Red Notices and we are in the process of adding FBI's Most Wanted List soon.

Easy to integrate

AML Screening integrated into your own App

Integrate Sanctions, Crime and PEP Screenings with your own application by simply using our RESTful API or our Sanctions Database Exporter Option for performing screenings on your own systems.

RESTFul API

Developer friendly, easy to implement and Enterprise-scale RESTful API with guaranteed uptime of more than 99.99%. 

  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
  • 350ms Response Time 
  • Code Snippets for easy integration

Exporter Option

Our Exporter Option allows the daily download of our entire Sanctions Database (not available for PEP Data).

  • Perform Sanctions Checks on your own systems
  • Simple CSV format allows for easy integration
  • Monthly flat-fee for unlimited scan volume


Crypto Industry Articles from our Blog

Sanctions Compliance for Crypto Businesses

October 6, 2021

All financial institutions and regulated businesses need to comply with AML regulations and this also includes the crypto industry. This...

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AML Guide for the Crypto Industry

March 7, 2021

Financial institutions are subject to AML regulations because they face a direct risk of being abused for money laundering and...

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The EU’s 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (6AMDL)

November 8, 2020

The European Union’s AML directives aim to protect financial systems from money laundering and terrorist financing. Although each member state...

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The EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

October 12, 2020

The EU Directives are legislative acts that establish common goals for all EU member states. Each country has the flexibility...

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AML Regulations and Cryptocurrency Businesses

August 16, 2020

Anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) laws apply to regulated businesses around the world, and failure to comply with...

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All you Need to Know about the EU’s Action Plan for a Comprehensive Union Policy on preventing Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

August 4, 2020

The European Commission has adopted an action plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing terrorism financing and money laundering....

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