How Paretone Capital Secured their $2 Billion Annual OTC Trading Volume with AnChain.Al
With over $2 billion in annual trading volume in crypto currency, Paretone Capital has grown to become one of the largest OTC trading desks in Asia, with a strong corollary presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. However, with this massive reach and strength come crypto-related risks.
Freed more than three people in the compliance department, streamlining monitoring and issue resolution.
Preventative: screening $2 billion annual crypto trading.
Cost-saving: freed more than three compliance professionals, thanks to automatic transaction monitoring.
Paretone, with support from AnChain.Al, has safely and quickly increased trading volume and grown its customer base.
Paretone Capital is a prop trading and OTC desk with an annual OTC trading volume in the billions. The recent flurry of regulatory compliance activity, particularly concerning on-chain transaction monitoring and AML efforts, has understandably raised alarm bells Taking a proactive stance towards the issue, Paretone Capital partnered with AnChain. Al to enhance their AML and compliance programs and ensure their blockchain assets and trading volume is secure. Safe to say, Paretone achieved all those goals and more.
Secure $2 Billion of Annual Trading Volume
Paretone Capital is a quantitative proprietary trading firm, established in 2015. Their team includes investment and financial veterans, coupled with experienced analysts and seasoned trading professionals.
With over $2 billion in annual trading volume in cryptocurrency, Paretone Capital has grown to become one of the largest OTC trading desks in Asia, with a strong corollary presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. However, with this massive reach and strength come crypto-related risks.
Paretone realized they needed a solution to reinforce their cryptocurrency AML/KYC regulatory compliance and infrastructure, and bring greater security and transparency to the digital asset economy.
New Regulations and Compliance Sanctions
The cryptocurrency industry’s staggering growth came with a proportionate emergence of new regulatory challenges. Over $10.5 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen by illicit actors in 2020 alone, with about $8 billion more circulating in the black market, mixer, tumbler, DeFi, DEX, NFT, and similar cryptocurrencies.
Government bodies like FinCEN and OFAC have introduced new regulations in 2021, all the while cracking down on VASPS that lack adequate AML/CFT programs, even for decade-old transactions.
Regulators took this meteoric rise as a call to action. Government bodies like FinCEN and OFAC have introduced new regulations in 2021, all the while cracking down on VASPS that lack adequate AML/CFT programs, even for decade-old transactions. In fact, just in February of 2021, payment provider Bitpay settled over $500,000 in OFAC charges when illicit transactions were discovered on their platform that started as far back as 2012. The company faced a maximum fine of over $600 million.
With this in mind, Paretone decided to take a proactive approach to AML (Anti Money Laundering) regulatory compliance and infrastructure security, in the hopes of ensuring a bright future for the trillion-dollar digital asset economy.
Target Goals Achievement and Trading Volume Security
Before engaging with Anchain, Paretone was very hesitant to expand their business and recruit new clients. “As we have more clients onboarded we need to hire more people to closely monitor the addresses which increases our compliance costs,” said Wang. “After we engaged Anchain, we felt confident and actively got onboarding new customers.”
Paretone traditionally manually input each of their clients’ addresses into their AML database and blockchain to make sure their on-chain assets flow are legit. But ever since onboarding with Anchain, they do none of that anymore.
”With Anchain securing our compliance and AML, we are able to achieve our trading volume and number of customers goals last year.Vincent WangFounding Partner, Paretone Capital
“We use the CISO product to continuously monitor our counterparties and customers’ wallets,” said Wang.
“We like the Address Management feature to allow us to put all our clients’ addresses into the monitor portfolio which continuously monitors the flow and activities and gives us real time alerts if any of the addresses has been associated with suspicious trading activities.”
”Anchain has freed more than three people in the compliance department and also made our compliance work more efficient.Vincent WangFounding Partner, Paretone Capital