Most Significant Bit

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most significant bit

[′mōst sig′nif·i·gənt ′bit]
(computer science)
The left-most bit in a word. Abbreviated msb.

Most Significant Bit

(MSB) Bit n-1 in an n bit binary number, the bit with the greatest weight (2^(n-1)). The first or leftmost bit when the number is written in the usual way.
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"We know that criminals use MSBs to disguise and move dirty money, and we're determined to thwart them by helping businesses avoid being exploited in this way.
NCC was established in 2007 in response to the acceleration of MSB bank discontinuance due to wholesale de-risking by major financial institutions.
'The network is investigated for suspected offences of carrying out MSB activities without a licence under section 4 (1) of the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) and engaging in money laundering activities, which is an offence under section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).
Due to its unique border authorities, HSI is positioned to acquire, analyze, and share U.S.-based MSB data.
Turnover for MSBs in the North East was approximately PS14.1bn in 2014, with 550 companies accounting for 17% of all North East-based jobs.
28% of medium-sized businesses (MSBs) -- the UK's prime potential exporters -- are put off selling their goods and services overseas because of the difficulty in identifying the right opportunities, so this new online platform could help the UK's 'forgotten army' expand internationally.
According to the CBI/BDO report, 'Stepping up: fixing the funding ladder for MSBs', more than half of MSBs are finding it hard to access a loan for longer than five years.
ACCESS to long-term growth capital is still a problem for many medium-sized businesses (MSBs) in the North West, according to accountancy firm BDO.
The forum will engage in an insightful manner about the risks associated with money service businesses (MSBs) as well as Hawala and Other Similar Service Providers (HOSSPs).
FinCEN defines a typical consumer using Bitcoin to purchase goods and services as a "user." (79) These types of consumers are not considered "money service businesses" (80) ("MSBs").