Blockchain Glossary

Anti-Money Laundering

Published on August 10th, 2021

The term “anti-money laundering” specifically refers to all policies and pieces of legislation that force financial institutions to proactively monitor their clients in order to prevent money laundering and corruption. These laws also require both that financial institutions report any financial crimes they find and that they do everything possible to stop them.

Anti-money laundering laws entered the global arena soon after the Financial Action Task Force was created.
Application Programming Interface (API)

API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.