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What is fiat money; the history of fiat money and its influence on monetary policy and the global economy.

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

A US Federal court has classified Bitcoin as a “money” under the Washington, D.C, Money Transmitters Act (MTA).

New Money Theory: Understanding the Fundamental Internal and External Factors of Money

New Money Theory: Understanding the Fundamental Internal and External Factors of Money

Money has always had a fundamental influence on the development of the world and society's values. Money is a major incentive for our economic society. Everybody knows the importance of money, but how money is created and achieves its value still remains a mystery for most people.

A New World of Money - Blockchain in Human History Series

A New World of Money - Blockchain in Human History Series

In this article we take a deep dive in money issuance standard to witness the evolution of money. The evolution of money issuance standard can be summarized in four phases.

Binance Trading Platform Licenses in Bahrain, Canada

Binance Trading Platform Licenses in Bahrain, Canada

The year 2021 is finally going to end on a great note for Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, as it has secured double licenses from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CCB) and Canada.

Moneygram Partners with Stellar Blockchain Network to Enable Instant Crypto-To-Fiat Settlements Using USDC Stablecoin

Moneygram Partners with Stellar Blockchain Network to Enable Instant Crypto-To-Fiat Settlements Using USDC Stablecoin

MoneyGram has partnered with Stellar Development Foundation to enable customers to make settlements in different fiat currencies including cryptocurrencies using USDC stablecoin.

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq are collaborating to introduce blockchain-powered cross-border payments, aiming to improve transaction efficiency and financial inclusion in Africa, the GCC, the UK, and Australia.

Bitcoin Halving: Everything You Need to Know in 5 Minutes

Bitcoin Halving: Everything You Need to Know in 5 Minutes

In May 2020, Bitcoin is expected to experience its third halving in history. Bitcoin halving refers to the halving of Bitcoin block rewards, which occurs once every 210,000 blocks created (approximately every 4 years).

List of Important Resources on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

List of Important Resources on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Blockchain has the potential to change the whole monetary and financial industry. But it still has a long way to go, as currently, the money issuance power is in the hands of central banks. The compromised way of welcoming blockchain technology in the monetary and financial industry are the central bank issued stablecoins - CDBC.

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

The US Eastern District Court of Virginia has charged six people for allegedly involved in laundering millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels using cryptocurrency.

Coinbase Launches Crypto Transactions via WhatsApp, Telegram, and Other Messaging Platforms

Coinbase Launches Crypto Transactions via WhatsApp, Telegram, and Other Messaging Platforms

Coinbase introduces a new feature in its Wallet app, allowing users to send crypto via WhatsApp, Telegram, and other platforms with no fees and instant settlement.

Pakistan Banks Develop Blockchain-based KYC Platform

Pakistan Banks Develop Blockchain-based KYC Platform

The Pakistan Banks’ Association has signed a contract to develop Pakistan’s first blockchain-based national eKYC banking platform aimed at strengthening anti-money laundering capabilities while countering terror financing. The blockchain platform will also improve operational efficiencies, mainly focused on improving customer experience during onboarding.

FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

FINRA's 2024 Regulatory Oversight Report emphasizes compliance in crypto asset activities, emphasizing cybersecurity, anti-money laundering protocols, and transparent reporting, reflecting its commitment to guiding members in the evolving cryptocurrency world.

Cryptocurrencies Fueling Trade-Based Money Laundering: Insights from Michael Firing of CITE

Cryptocurrencies Fueling Trade-Based Money Laundering: Insights from Michael Firing of CITE

Michael Firing, Assistant Director at CITE, discusses how cryptocurrencies are being used in trade-based money laundering activities.

PlexCoin Founder Indicted by US Grand Jury for 2017 ICO Securities Fraud

PlexCoin Founder Indicted by US Grand Jury for 2017 ICO Securities Fraud

A United States grand jury indictment has been delivered to Plexcoin founder, Dominic Lacroix, as well as Yan Ouellet and Sabrina Paradis-Royer for securities and wire fraud, and conspiracy to launder money, according to the DOJ.

OKEx Founder Troubles Not Linked to Yuan Money Laundering in China, Says Blockchain Journalist

OKEx Founder Troubles Not Linked to Yuan Money Laundering in China, Says Blockchain Journalist

Colin Wu, a Chinese blockchain journalist thinks it is unlikely Mingxing Xu, the founder of OKEx crypto exchange has anything to do with a Yuan money-laundering scheme.

Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Warns of New Ransomware Devised by Notorious North Korean Ransomware Group

Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Warns of New Ransomware Devised by Notorious North Korean Ransomware Group

Multinational cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has announced that the notorious North Korean crypto criminal group, Lazarus, is planning on releasing a new ransomware.

Scholar Disagrees BTC as the medium of Legal Tender

Scholar Disagrees BTC as the medium of Legal Tender

Roger Svensson, Associate Professor of the Institute of Industrial Economics, suggests that Bitcoin (BTC) is unsuitable as a medium of flat money for international currency.

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

A leaked trove of US official documents revealed that five major banks were involved in illicit transactions pertaining to mobsters and crypto Ponzi schemes.

Luxury Car Purchases by Crypto Doubled to $12m in 2021, Says AutoCoinCars Executive

Luxury Car Purchases by Crypto Doubled to $12m in 2021, Says AutoCoinCars Executive

The number of customers worldwide using cryptocurrencies to buy vehicles has significantly increased. An executive of AutoCoinCars has seen sales on its platform double to $12 million in 2021.

Different Stances on Cryptocurrency Risk Revealed, Many Still Link Crypto to Cyber Fraud

Different Stances on Cryptocurrency Risk Revealed, Many Still Link Crypto to Cyber Fraud

Findings revealed that banks, governments, and cryptocurrency professionals were divided in their stance on digital currencies.

Ethereum is Inferior to Bitcoin as Money, What Makes ETH Valuable?

Ethereum is Inferior to Bitcoin as Money, What Makes ETH Valuable?

ETH is needed for staking and for securing transactions. However, Selkis believes that ETHE has been triggering a “mirage” of institutional demand of ETH.

Former CEO of Hong Kong Listed Company Joins Worldmoney as Shareholder

Former CEO of Hong Kong Listed Company Joins Worldmoney as Shareholder

Worldmoney Financial Blockchain Co., Ltd, the parent company of Blockchain.News, announced the addition of Mr. Chau Cheuk Wah as company shareholder.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Financial Stability on The Brink of Instability Due to Bigtech Companies

Financial Stability on The Brink of Instability Due to Bigtech Companies

FSB Worries that the development of BigTech Companies and their growing user community may cause the disintegration of banks amongst other mainstream financial systems.

DoJ Charges BitClub Promoter for Role in $722 Million Crypto Fraud Scheme

DoJ Charges BitClub Promoter for Role in $722 Million Crypto Fraud Scheme

A Californian man pleaded guilty for his involvement in perpetrating BitClub Network, a cryptocurrency mining scheme that generated at least $722 million.

UNODC: Surge in Cryptocurrency Misuse and Technology-Driven Crime in Southeast Asia

UNODC: Surge in Cryptocurrency Misuse and Technology-Driven Crime in Southeast Asia

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime's latest report reveals an alarming increase in cryptocurrency misuse and advanced technological crime in East and Southeast Asia. The study focuses on the challenges faced by law enforcement against the backdrop of evolving online casinos, cyberfraud, and tech-driven underground banking networks.

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

A bankruptcy filing has revealed that BlockFi has $227 million in uninsured funds allocated to a money market mutual fund (MMMF) offered by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which was shut down by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation on March 10. While the investment may not be at risk despite SVB's troubles, the filing highlights that the funds are not FDIC-insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and "not guaranteed by the bank." The recent Silvergate bankruptcy has also impacted the crypto market.

SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

The US Securities and Exchange Commission plans to award CipherTrace blockchain analytics firm with a contract pertaining to Binance Chain.

Germany's Largest Bitcoin Seizure: 50,000 BTC Confiscated in Piracy Probe

Germany's Largest Bitcoin Seizure: 50,000 BTC Confiscated in Piracy Probe

German authorities seized 50,000 Bitcoins linked to a piracy website, with suspects transferring the digital currency to police wallets, causing uncertainty in cryptocurrency enforcement.

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank is reportedly under investigation by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over concerns that the bank did not take adequate measures to detect potential money laundering by its clients. The bank was closed on March 12 as part of a series of bank closures that also included Silvergate Capital and Silicon Valley Bank.

Former OneCoin Executive Charged with Fraud

Former OneCoin Executive Charged with Fraud

Irina Dilkinska, a former executive of fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme OneCoin, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Dilkinska faces up to 40 years in prison and is accused of aiding in the laundering of over $400 million of OneCoin's proceeds.

South Korea's Top Remittance Payment Company Global Money Express Joins RippleNet to Expand Payments into Thailand

South Korea's Top Remittance Payment Company Global Money Express Joins RippleNet to Expand Payments into Thailand

Ripple has established a connection with Global Money Express, Korea’s top non-bank remittance payment company to link with Thailand’s Siam Business Bank.

MoneyGram Continues to Receive Millions in Development Fees From Ripple

MoneyGram Continues to Receive Millions in Development Fees From Ripple

Ripple continues to pump money into MoneyGram remittance services in market development fees as compensation for providing liquidity to its ODL XRP network.

Blockchain Market Report: 2019 H1 Review

Blockchain Market Report: 2019 H1 Review

Report: 2019 H1 Review

Ripple Most Likely to Relocate Blockchain Firm to Japan Over Other Countries, Says SBI Holdings CEO

Ripple Most Likely to Relocate Blockchain Firm to Japan Over Other Countries, Says SBI Holdings CEO

It appears that blockchain firm Ripple Labs may favor Japan over other locations when considering new headquarters outside of the United States.

US FinCEN Files Show Deutsche Bank Tops List of Suspicious Transactions, So Cut Bitcoin Some Slack

US FinCEN Files Show Deutsche Bank Tops List of Suspicious Transactions, So Cut Bitcoin Some Slack

German central bank, Deutsche Bundesbank appears to have facilitated over one trillion dollars of suspicious transactions flagged by US FinCEN.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

MoneyGram is currently facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors with XRP.

First Bitcoin Mixer Slapped with $60M Fine by FinCEN in Money Laundering Crackdown

First Bitcoin Mixer Slapped with $60M Fine by FinCEN in Money Laundering Crackdown

FinCEN charged a Bitcoin-mixing operator with a $60 million civil money penalty for violating anti-money laundering regulations.

Litecoin Enters Top 20, Soared Over 28% in The Last 7 Days, Here Is Why

Litecoin Enters Top 20, Soared Over 28% in The Last 7 Days, Here Is Why

Investors are upbeat about Litecoin since the beginning of this month. The token has outperformed in the past few days, with the market cap reaching $4.91 billion.

Prepare for Bitcoin’s Early Adopters (They’re Not Who You Expect)

Prepare for Bitcoin’s Early Adopters (They’re Not Who You Expect)

As the opt-out movement gains steam, another group of people may end up pushing crypto into the mainstream: old people and business leaders.

$265M in BTC Withdrawn from Binance in 2018 Suspected of Money Laundering

$265M in BTC Withdrawn from Binance in 2018 Suspected of Money Laundering

A Bitcoin address, 1EU2pMence1UfifCco2UHJCdoqorAtpT7, has been accused of laundering $265 million through Bitcoin mixers. The transactions, which were all on-chain, have sparked debate among crypto enthusiasts.

Binance CEO Highlights Disproportionate Narrative on Illicit Activities in Crypto versus Fiat Currencies

Binance CEO Highlights Disproportionate Narrative on Illicit Activities in Crypto versus Fiat Currencies

Dr. Andrzej Gwizdalski and Binance CEO Richard Teng's analysis reveals traditional fiat currencies are involved in more illicit activities ($3.2 trillion annually) than cryptocurrencies ($20 billion), prompting a rethinking of the narrative.

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren emphasized the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, gaining bipartisan support to regulate crypto activities and protect vulnerable populations from financial fraud.

Ukraine’s Largest Bank Privatbank Suspends Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges amid Martial Law

Ukraine’s Largest Bank Privatbank Suspends Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges amid Martial Law

Other local banks in Ukraine have also imposed restrictions authorized by the country’s central bank under the current martial law.

BIS builds out "game-changing" blueprint for the future monetary and financial system

BIS builds out "game-changing" blueprint for the future monetary and financial system

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is set to redefine the global financial landscape with its newly released blueprint for a futuristic monetary system.

New Money Theory in Action: Circle's USDC Stablecoin

New Money Theory in Action: Circle's USDC Stablecoin

Circle is gearing up for 2020 with a renewed deep focus on stablecoins and the powerful potential they hold for people, enterprises, and governments globally.

Silvergate Faces Another Securities Law Class-Action Suit

Silvergate Faces Another Securities Law Class-Action Suit

Silvergate Capital, owner of Silvergate Exchange Network and Silvergate Bank, was sued in a class action. The complaint says Silvergate's platform missed $425 million in money laundering. The action argues the class might comprise hundreds or thousands of New York Stock Exchange-traded Silvergate shares.

Canadian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down to Protect Customers

Canadian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down to Protect Customers

In Vancouver, Canada, another cryptocurrency exchange has closed down. This is not the first Canadian based Exchange to encounter problems, with some users losing everything last year when another exchange lost access to private keys.

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

Horst Jicha, founder of USI Tech, has been charged with defrauding investors of $150 million in a fraudulent crypto scheme, marking a significant development in regulatory action against crypto-related crimes.

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 5 years of Prison for Money Laundering, Cybercrimes, and Extortion

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 5 years of Prison for Money Laundering, Cybercrimes, and Extortion

Russian Hacker Alexander Vinnik has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by a Parisian court. The judgment may be appealed as noted by Vinnik's lawyer.

$4 Billion Laundered by Criminals through DEXs, Elliptic Report Shows

$4 Billion Laundered by Criminals through DEXs, Elliptic Report Shows

Elliptic's report suggested that criminals have laundered the total sum of $4 billion through Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), bridges, and protocols offering Coin Swaps.

Turkish Crypto Exchange Founder Arrested

Turkish Crypto Exchange Founder Arrested

Thodex founder, Faruk Fatih Ozer, has been arrested upon his arrival at Istanbul airport after two years on the run. Ozer faces charges of fraud and money laundering, relating to allegations of an exit scam involving at least $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency stolen from Thodex.

EBA Issues Updated Guidelines for Crypto Asset Service Providers

EBA Issues Updated Guidelines for Crypto Asset Service Providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) extends Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing measures to include crypto firms, aiming to harmonize regulatory approaches and mitigate financial crime risks in the EU.

FCA Warns Crypto Businesses Fail to Meet UK’s Money Laundering Regulations Standard

FCA Warns Crypto Businesses Fail to Meet UK’s Money Laundering Regulations Standard

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has disclosed that many crypto firms are withdrawing their applications to register with the agency.

Russian Alexander Vinnik Remained To Jail Five Years For Money-laundering

Russian Alexander Vinnik Remained To Jail Five Years For Money-laundering

The Paris Court remained upheld of five-year imprisonment for BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. Still, it exempted him from a fine of 100,000 euros to consider that Vinnik was unable to pay the fine.

Tornado Cash Developer Set to be Released

Tornado Cash Developer Set to be Released

Tornado Cash developer, Alex Pertsev, who was arrested last August for his alleged involvement in money laundering through the crypto mixing service, is set to be released after spending nearly nine months in prison.

Stellar Development Foundation Invests in International Transfer Giant MoneyGram

Stellar Development Foundation Invests in International Transfer Giant MoneyGram

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) becomes a minority investor in MoneyGram during its go-private deal with Madison Dearborn Partners. This move strengthens SDF's role in MoneyGram's digital journey and fintech innovations.

The Rescheduling of Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao's Sentencing Reflects Legal Complexities and Implications

The Rescheduling of Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao's Sentencing Reflects Legal Complexities and Implications

Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, founder of Binance, faces a legal hurdle as his money laundering charges are postponed to April 30. The case highlights the ongoing struggle between cryptocurrency entities and regulatory bodies, raising questions about digital asset future.

US Sanctions Crypto Addresses of Russian Hackers Accused of Running Presidential Election Interference

US Sanctions Crypto Addresses of Russian Hackers Accused of Running Presidential Election Interference

The US has released a sanctions list of Russians and their crypto addresses, under allegations that they have been interfering with the presidential election.

Explosive growth alongside peace of mind offered by C10 from Invictus

Explosive growth alongside peace of mind offered by C10 from Invictus

With investor focus shifting towards the next market downturn, investors are increasingly seeking protection against potential future drawdowns. The Invictus Capital Crypto10 Hedged fund (C10) is that protection investors are looking for and holds the answers to many investor concerns. The C10 fund has continued to offer investors unparalleled risk adjusted returns in 2021 with a 119% increase in performance for the first quarter.

Bank of China’s Former President Lists Four Key Conditions For Digital Yuan to Replace Cash

Bank of China’s Former President Lists Four Key Conditions For Digital Yuan to Replace Cash

The former head of the People’s Bank of China announced that the soon to be launched Digital Yuan will be able to replace cash if certain key conditions are met.

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea intensifies crypto regulations in 2023, targeting illicit flows and tightening credit card use for crypto purchases.

Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

In an announcement made yesterday, Moneygram has partnered with Visa to launch a peer-to-peer debit card service.

The Russia-Ukraine War Might Accelerate CBDC Issuance, Former BOJ Official Says

The Russia-Ukraine War Might Accelerate CBDC Issuance, Former BOJ Official Says

The sanctions slapped on Russia based on its invasion of Ukraine might prompt more nations to adopt CBDCs as a shield against the U.S. dollar’s supremacy in the global financial system.

Fintech MoneyLion Adds Crypto Trading with $1M Prize Before IPO

Fintech MoneyLion Adds Crypto Trading with $1M Prize Before IPO

Financial technology company MoneyLion introduced cryptocurrency services to its integrated financial service application before its public listing, allowing clients to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum freely.

US House Committee to Probe Crypto Crimes in November Hearing

US House Committee to Probe Crypto Crimes in November Hearing

The US House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing today, November 15, 2023, to examine illicit cryptocurrency activities, including money laundering and terrorist financing, and discuss the Department of Justice's focus on these crimes.

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay Expands U.S. Footprint with Iowa Money Services License

Alchemy Pay, a prominent crypto-fiat payment gateway, has secured a Money Services License in Iowa, marking a significant expansion in the U.S. market and enhancing its global compliance portfolio.

European Union Introduces Comprehensive Crypto Law

European Union Introduces Comprehensive Crypto Law

The European Union has introduced a new crypto licensing regime called Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA), making it the first major jurisdiction in the world to introduce a comprehensive crypto law. The EU also voted in favor of a Transfer of Funds regulation that requires crypto operators to identify their customers in a bid to halt money laundering.

One of the Richest Men in Mexico Invests in Bitcoin, saying “Paper Money is Worth Nothing”

One of the Richest Men in Mexico Invests in Bitcoin, saying “Paper Money is Worth Nothing”

One of the wealthiest men in Mexico, Ricardo Salinas Pliego has just revealed that he had invested 10% of his liquid portfolio in Bitcoin (BTC).

Ripple and MoneyGram Partnership Ends amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple and MoneyGram Partnership Ends amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple and MoneyGram’s partnership through which they furthered remittance services using XRP and Ripple technology has officially ended.

A Rising Rate Environment will Tilt from Bonds to Crypto, Says Fundstrat Founder

A Rising Rate Environment will Tilt from Bonds to Crypto, Says Fundstrat Founder

Thomas (Tom) Lee, the founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, believes that a hike in interest rates will be a game-changer for crypto because other investments like bonds will become less attractive.

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

South Korea's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is set to introduce new regulations targeting digital asset mixers, mirroring similar moves by the US. These measures aim to curb the use of crypto mixers for illegal money laundering.

OKEx to Shut Down Its Crypto Business Operations in South Korea by April

OKEx to Shut Down Its Crypto Business Operations in South Korea by April

OKEX intends to shut down its crypto branch in South Korea. According to sources familiar with the talks, the move is attributed to new anti-money laundering regulations in the country.

SEC Faces Criticism from Elizabeth Warren over Bitcoin ETF Approvals

SEC Faces Criticism from Elizabeth Warren over Bitcoin ETF Approvals

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has expressed strong disapproval of the SEC's recent decision to approve 11 spot bitcoin ETFs, emphasizing the necessity of stringent anti-money laundering regulations in the cryptocurrency sector.

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea has escalated cyber attacks on cryptocurrency since 2017, stealing over $3 billion and stealing $1.7 billion in 2022, posing a serious threat to the country's economy and military budget.

Australian Female Hacker Sentenced to 2 Years of Prison for $400K Ripple (XRP) Crypto Heist

Australian Female Hacker Sentenced to 2 Years of Prison for $400K Ripple (XRP) Crypto Heist

Australia recorded one of its first cases of cryptocurrency theft recently.

South Korea’s Financial Watchdog to Stamp Out Illegal Crypto Activities

South Korea’s Financial Watchdog to Stamp Out Illegal Crypto Activities

South Korea’s financial watchdog, the Financial Supervisory Service and the Finance Ministry, has teamed up with various financial authorities to crack down on illegal crypto activities.

CFTC Demands $572 Million in Penalty and Restitution for Bitcoin Scam, Defendant Nowhere to be Found

CFTC Demands $572 Million in Penalty and Restitution for Bitcoin Scam, Defendant Nowhere to be Found

US CFTC demanded that the founder of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency scam company Control-Finance pay $572 million in penalty and restitution fees for Bitcoin fraud.

ACE Exchange President Michael Wang Arrested

ACE Exchange President Michael Wang Arrested

Michael Wang, President of ACE Exchange, was recently arrested on charges of fraud and money laundering, marking a significant event in the cryptocurrency industry.

US Government Creates Cyber Fraud Task Force to Put an End to Crypto Crime

US Government Creates Cyber Fraud Task Force to Put an End to Crypto Crime

The US Secret Service is hoping to put an end to the increasing money-laundering cases that have erupted with the rise of COVID-19, by creating a special division, dubbed the Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF).

Tornado Cash Co-Founder Seeks Dismissal of Money Laundering Charges

Tornado Cash Co-Founder Seeks Dismissal of Money Laundering Charges

Tornado Cash's co-founder, Roman Storm, has filed a dismissal motion for charges related to money laundering and violating the IEEPA.

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US prosecutors have recently indicted a group of investment scammers who have orchestrated a cryptocurrency mining fraud following a Ponzi scheme protocol.

Ripple to Cash In One-Third of its Stake in MoneyGram

Ripple to Cash In One-Third of its Stake in MoneyGram

Leading blockchain payments company Ripple plans to sell a third of its stake in American money transfer firm MoneyGram.

MoneyTap Expands in Japan with Three New Bank Integrations

MoneyTap Expands in Japan with Three New Bank Integrations

MoneyTap, the Ripple-based payment system, has expanded in Japan with three new local bank integrations through SBI Remit. This enables the banks to offer peer-to-peer remittance services to their customers via the MoneyTap mobile application, which features high-security measures.

Tether CTO Asserts $XAUT as the Digital Resurgence of the Gold Standard

Tether CTO Asserts $XAUT as the Digital Resurgence of the Gold Standard

Paolo Ardoino, Tether's CTO, recently discussed the role of Tether Gold ($XAUT), Bitcoin, and gold in the evolving economic landscape.

Billionaire Ray Dalio believes that fiat is in jeopardy

Billionaire Ray Dalio believes that fiat is in jeopardy

A Bitcoin admirer said the billionaire is close to "really understanding Bitcoin."

XRP Status Classified as Unclear,  Meanwhile Analysts Say XRP Price Could Jump to $0.30

XRP Status Classified as Unclear, Meanwhile Analysts Say XRP Price Could Jump to $0.30

The US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert indicated in an interview that the status of XRP has been classified as unclear. He said, “It’s unclear. Stay tuned I’d say. Part of the issue is that our jurisdiction we share with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). If it’s a security, it falls under their jurisdiction. If it’s a commodity, it falls under ours.”

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

The growing popularity of digital artworks as highly valued non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is now a major financial red flag as the United States Treasury Department believes they could be a vital tool for money laundering.

Nigerian High Court Orders Binance to Comply with EFCC Data Request Amidst Money Laundering Concerns

Nigerian High Court Orders Binance to Comply with EFCC Data Request Amidst Money Laundering Concerns

Binance must supply Nigerian user data to the EFCC as the Nigerian High Court cites money laundering risks, highlighting crypto's impact on the naira's stability.

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on 54.8 Million USDT Money Laundering Scheme

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on 54.8 Million USDT Money Laundering Scheme

Chinese authorities crack a major USDT-linked money laundering case, arresting 21 suspects and seizing over 1M yuan.

Russians Under Sanctions Using Crypto to Launder Money: Elliptic Report

Russians Under Sanctions Using Crypto to Launder Money: Elliptic Report

Russians with strong social connections, who are under international sanctions for the invasion of Ukraine, have been using cryptocurrencies to launder their wealth, according to a report.

Stablecoin

Stablecoin

What is stablecoin? In terms of what we measure the "stability". Understand stablecoin in different features. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

ECB Plans to Lead CBDC Exploration to Unleash Global Power of the Euro

ECB Plans to Lead CBDC Exploration to Unleash Global Power of the Euro

Fabio Panetta, a member of the Executive Board of the ECB, stated in his address to the European Parliament that the ECB intends to remain at the forefront of discussions concerning the nature of money in a digital world, including the exploration of the desirability and feasibility of establishing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

New Zealand Eyeing the Possibility of Rolling Out a CBDC

New Zealand Eyeing the Possibility of Rolling Out a CBDC

New Zealand is in the race of setting up a central bank digital currency (CBDC) because it sees it as a stepping stone towards attaining an efficient monetary policy tool.

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis has announced partnered with Wyoming’s Division of Banking to fight cybercrime, crypto laundering, crypto scams, sanctions violations, and more.

UK FCA Regulator Proposes Mandatory AML Data Reports from Cryptocurrency Firms

UK FCA Regulator Proposes Mandatory AML Data Reports from Cryptocurrency Firms

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed obligatory AML reporting requirements for crypto exchanges.

Honduras Imposes Crypto Trading Ban Amid Fraud and Laundering Concerns

Honduras Imposes Crypto Trading Ban Amid Fraud and Laundering Concerns

Honduras' CNBS regulator bans cryptocurrency transactions within financial institutions due to fraud, money laundering, and regulatory inability to regulate multi-jurisdictional digital platforms amid global debate.

Digital Currencies and Tokenization Might be a Dominant Factor in the Future, says DBS CEO

Digital Currencies and Tokenization Might be a Dominant Factor in the Future, says DBS CEO

Piyush Gupta, the CEO of Singaporean multinational banking corporation DBS, believes that the digital currencies and tokenization of assets is now a reality, which might be a dominant factor in the future.

Financial Conduct Authority, on the 2 Key Initiatives to the Era of Open Finance

Financial Conduct Authority, on the 2 Key Initiatives to the Era of Open Finance

Following the Part 1 interview of the Financial Conduct Authority, Maha El Dimachki, Head of Payments of the FCA reveals some of her key initiatives in the FCA, including the significance of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) among the EU countries and the rationale of the Stronger Customer Authentication. As Co-Chair of Spectrum, the BAME Network Group at the FCA, El Dimachki also provided some advice for women in FinTech!

Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing

Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing

Co-founder and CEO of Gemini crypto exchange Tyler Winklevoss thinks that the US Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus strategy would positively impact Bitcoin and its pricing on the crypto market.

$4B Co-founder Of OneCoin Fraud Pleads Guilty, Faces 60 Years In Prison

$4B Co-founder Of OneCoin Fraud Pleads Guilty, Faces 60 Years In Prison

Karl Sebastian Greenwood, who was one of the co-founders of the fraudulent cryptocurrency scam OneCoin that included several billions of dollars, has entered a guilty plea to numerous counts brought up by the United States Department of Justice. The sentencing hearing for Greenwood is scheduled to take place in front of District Judge Edgardo Ramos on April 5, 2023. He may get a term of up to 60 years in prison at that time.

Russian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Crypto Money Laundering Charges

Russian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Crypto Money Laundering Charges

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national accused of running an illegal crypto exchange BTC-e was extradited to the United States to face fraud charges.

Taiwan's ACE Exchange Founder and Associates Face 20-Year Prison Sentences in Fraud and Money Laundering Case

Taiwan's ACE Exchange Founder and Associates Face 20-Year Prison Sentences in Fraud and Money Laundering Case

Taiwan's prosecutors are recommending 20-year prison sentences for four suspects, including ACE Exchange founder David Pan, in a fraud and money laundering case involving the cryptocurrency trading platform. The case, which involved 32 individuals, resulted in over 1,200 victims and an estimated loss of 800 million New Taiwan dollars ($24.56 million).

Why Regulated Banks Have Greater Potential For Financial Crime Than Bitcoin and Crypto

Why Regulated Banks Have Greater Potential For Financial Crime Than Bitcoin and Crypto

While agencies focus their attention on transparent Bitcoin transactions, banks have had an official free pass disclaimer to facilitate money laundering the entire time.

Bitcoin of America indicted for operating unlicensed kiosks

Bitcoin of America indicted for operating unlicensed kiosks

Bitcoin of America, a Bitcoin technology firm, along with three of its executives, has been indicted for allegedly operating more than 50 unlicensed crypto kiosks in Ohio that knowingly benefited from victims of cryptocurrency scams. The firm is facing charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and other crimes connected to the operation of the kiosks, which authorities believe have been operating and evading regulatory safeguards and financial compliance requirements since 2018.

Blockchain: The Trust Alternative to the History of US National Credit?

Blockchain: The Trust Alternative to the History of US National Credit?

A conscientious look over the last few centuries would reveal that the brief history of the United States is riddled with national credit defaults. In all these instances, the people and the businesses relying on the fiscal value agreements they had made with the Central credit agency found their trust hopelessly misplaced. How can blockchain be leveraged to break the cycle of U.S. National Credit Default?

Fintech Startup Monerium Seeks to Issue E-Money on Algorand Blockchain

Fintech Startup Monerium Seeks to Issue E-Money on Algorand Blockchain

The role of e-money is on the rise and continues to challenge bank deposits and cash. The recent partnership between Fintech Firm Monerium and Algorand Blockchain company presents a whole picture of the relevance of e-money as a more convenient means of payments and financial transactions.

Binance Reportedly Faces Investigations from Top US Federal Agencies

Binance Reportedly Faces Investigations from Top US Federal Agencies

The IRS and the DOJ are reportedly probing Binance over tax and money laundering offences.

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) has stated that it is not yet prepared to classify non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities. While NFTs may be considered investments in certain cases, BaFin suggests that classification should be approached on a case-by-case basis. The lack of immediate exchangeability and standardization makes it unlikely that NFTs will be classified as crypto assets. However, if an NFT contains documentation of exploitation rights or ownership, it could be considered an investment. BaFin does not expect NFTs to comply with the licensing requirements of the Payment Services Supervision Act or fall under its Anti-Money Laundering supervision, except for NFTs that are considered "crypto assets."

Binance Debunks Claims Exchange Aided Money Laundering

Binance Debunks Claims Exchange Aided Money Laundering

Crypto exchange Binance denied all allegations of facilitating around $2.4 billion in illicit funds from world-acclaimed criminal organizations like Lazarus Group and Hydra.

AML BitCoin Lobbyist Abramoff to Pay $55K in Convicted Guilt Plea for ICO Fraud

AML BitCoin Lobbyist Abramoff to Pay $55K in Convicted Guilt Plea for ICO Fraud

In the civil case filed against Jack Abramoff for his role in the 2018 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) scandal, the AML BitCoin lobbyist is expected to pay $55, 000 in disgorgement and interest for his conspiracy in fraud.

Blockchain Brings Monetary and Financial Freedom

Blockchain Brings Monetary and Financial Freedom

We look at three key aspects (money form, money issuance, and the flow of money) of our monetary and financial system where the blockchain technology may have a major impact

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

Kais Mohammad has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of operating an illegal Bitcoin ATM business that laundered over $25 million.

Financial Conduct Authority, the Pacemaker of the UK FinTech Revolution

Financial Conduct Authority, the Pacemaker of the UK FinTech Revolution

We arranged an interview with Maha El Dimachki, Head of Payments of the FCA during Singapore FinTech Festival, which El Dimachki shares with us the contribution of the FCA for UK as the thriving FinTech hub, opportunities and threats of e-money firms from the current digital disruption.

El Salvador Seeks To Be The First Country To Legalize Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador Seeks To Be The First Country To Legalize Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele intends to introduce a bill that would make Bitcoin legal tender.

Bitcoin Entities in Profit Skyrocket to 94.3% as Open Interest Soars

Bitcoin Entities in Profit Skyrocket to 94.3% as Open Interest Soars

As Bitcoin (BTC) briefly touched the $55K level, a fate last seen in May, profitability in this market scaled to new heights.

Mastercard Launches New Crypto Program for Start-ups

Mastercard Launches New Crypto Program for Start-ups

Payment giant Mastercard announced Tuesday to kick off a new program for start-up companies to support the development in cryptocurrency and blockchain industries.

Cryptocurrencies’ Fixed Supply Will Hinder Their Functionality as Actual Currencies, says UBS Economist

Cryptocurrencies’ Fixed Supply Will Hinder Their Functionality as Actual Currencies, says UBS Economist

Paul Donovan, chief economist at UBS Global Wealth Management, believes that cryptocurrencies are flawed as their supply cannot be slashed when demand flops.

Fed Chair Powell Asserts Money Supply is for Central Banks not Private Sector

Fed Chair Powell Asserts Money Supply is for Central Banks not Private Sector

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell asserted that the private sector has no place in money issuance and by extension the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Ripple Invests in MoneyGram Equity Honoring Commitment to Accelerate and Expand On-Demand Liquidity

Ripple Invests in MoneyGram Equity Honoring Commitment to Accelerate and Expand On-Demand Liquidity

MoneyGram has announced that Ripple has made the final 20 million dollar investment in MoneyGram equity pursuant to the original $50 million equity investment commitment made earlier this year.

How to Use Uniswap: A Step by Step Guide

How to Use Uniswap: A Step by Step Guide

Uniswap is one of the most popular decentralized exchanges, where no registration is needed. Here's our detailed guide on how to use it.

Bulgarian Authorities Accuse Four Persons After Nexo Office Raid

Bulgarian Authorities Accuse Four Persons After Nexo Office Raid

The Sofia Nexo raid resulted in four charges. Nexo lets investors borrow and stake crypto. The UK, Bulgaria, and Switzerland-based corporation does not serve Bulgarians. Nexo announced its US service phaseout in December.

US Court Orders Binance and Changpeng Zhao to Pay $2.7 Billion in Settlement with CFTC

US Court Orders Binance and Changpeng Zhao to Pay $2.7 Billion in Settlement with CFTC

A US court has imposed a $2.7 billion fine on Binance and a $150 million fine on Changpeng Zhao for violating the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.

Stablecoins to be Issued by Licensed Banks and Trust Companies in New Japanese Law

Stablecoins to be Issued by Licensed Banks and Trust Companies in New Japanese Law

In a move to protect investors, Japan’s parliament has passed a bill classifying stablecoins as digital money that must be connected to the nation’s currency, yen, or another legal tender.

French Hill Challenges Warren's Anti-Money Laundering Act

French Hill Challenges Warren's Anti-Money Laundering Act

U.S. Representative French Hill questions the efficacy of Senator Elizabeth Warren's Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, arguing it won't deter terrorist organizations from using cryptocurrencies. The act's broad regulatory scope, including miners and validators, sparks controversy.

Former Ripple Partner MoneyGram Allows Customers to Sell and Purchase Cryptocurrency at 20,000 US Locations

Former Ripple Partner MoneyGram Allows Customers to Sell and Purchase Cryptocurrency at 20,000 US Locations

MoneyGram has partnered with Coinme to let customers buy cryptocurrency and withdraw it from physical locations in the United States.

Jim Cramer Says it is Still Not Too Late to Invest in Bitcoin as BTC Price Surges Toward $20,000

Jim Cramer Says it is Still Not Too Late to Invest in Bitcoin as BTC Price Surges Toward $20,000

In his Twitter post On Nov. 24, Cramer stated that he thinks that it is not too late to invest in Bitcoin, despite the crypto rallying to new highs.

China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies

China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies

Chinese authorities have dismantled a $2.2 billion underground banking network that used cryptocurrencies to bypass financial controls, seizing $28,000 worth of digital currencies.

Ripple CEO: Global Governments Now See Blockchain Solution to Addressing Transparency and Settlement

Ripple CEO: Global Governments Now See Blockchain Solution to Addressing Transparency and Settlement

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO, believes most governments consider blockchain technology a game-changer as it solves frictions like transparency and settlement that were a headache in yesteryears.

Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?

Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?

Unlimited Quantitative Easing has had the most significant impact on the stock and crypto market, meaning both markets have a strong correlation with monetary policy.

Hackers Launder $27 Million in Stolen Ethereum From North Korean

Hackers Launder $27 Million in Stolen Ethereum From North Korean

North Korean exploiters laundering June 2022 Harmony Bridge assault funding.

KuCoin and Founders Charged with Bank Secrecy Act and Money Transmission Offenses

KuCoin and Founders Charged with Bank Secrecy Act and Money Transmission Offenses

KuCoin, along with its founders Chun Gan and Ke Tang, has been charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act and operating an unlicensed money transmission business, allegedly allowing its platform to be used for money laundering and terrorist financing.

MoneyBox Raises £35m with Plans to Launch ‘Crypto-Investing’

MoneyBox Raises £35m with Plans to Launch ‘Crypto-Investing’

MoneyBox is getting ready to launch its crypto trading service later this year. The firm has announced a $35 million seed funding round to help it accelerate the plan.

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Responds to European Banking Authority's Consultation on Anti-Money Laundering Measures

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Responds to European Banking Authority's Consultation on Anti-Money Laundering Measures

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has closed its public consultation on revising guidelines for money laundering and terrorist financing risk factors, extending the scope to include crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). ConsenSys, MetaMask's development lead, defended the EBA's approach, stating self-hosted wallets should not be considered a risk factor and praised the EBA's recognition of blockchain analytics' role in risk mitigation.

‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ Author Kiyosaki Praises Bitcoin, and Says “Bitcoin is In, Real Estate & Gold are Out”

‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ Author Kiyosaki Praises Bitcoin, and Says “Bitcoin is In, Real Estate & Gold are Out”

In a talk radio segment, New York Bestseller Robert Kiyosaki and crypto investor Anthony Pompliano discussed the growth of Bitcoin (BTC) and the major role the cryptocurrency will play in the future.

UK Authorities Make Record-Breaking Crypto Seizure Worth Approximately $250 Million

UK Authorities Make Record-Breaking Crypto Seizure Worth Approximately $250 Million

UK Police have seized a cryptocurrencies crime worth nearly £180million, approximately $250 million. A 39-year-old woman was released on bail after under arrested.

Coinbase CEO Criticizes Anti-Crypto Stance of American Politicians

Coinbase CEO Criticizes Anti-Crypto Stance of American Politicians

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong warns that anti-crypto politicians may face strategic disadvantages in 2024 elections due to growing crypto adoption and the proposed Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act's impact.

RippleNet Expands Access to Cross-Border Payments in the Asian Market with Thai FinTech Partnership

RippleNet Expands Access to Cross-Border Payments in the Asian Market with Thai FinTech Partnership

Thailand-based fintech company DeeMoney has joined RippleNet to process more efficient money transfers with competitive rates and low fees for all of Asia.

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Pablo Renato Rodriguez, co-founder of AirBit Club, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating a global cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. Co-defendants await sentencing, and the group has been ordered to forfeit approximately $100 million in assets.

Spanish Authorities Arrest Bitzlato Exchange Executives for Money Laundering

Spanish Authorities Arrest Bitzlato Exchange Executives for Money Laundering

On Jan. 18, 2023, police enforcement closed Bitzlato.

Hong Kong Security Chief Vows to Hunt Down JPEX Crypto Scam Ringleaders

Hong Kong Security Chief Vows to Hunt Down JPEX Crypto Scam Ringleaders

Hong Kong authorities are intensifying efforts to apprehend the key operators behind JPEX, a cryptocurrency platform implicated in the city's largest alleged financial fraud. The police have arrested 15 individuals and seized assets worth HK$85 million ($10.8 million). Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po emphasized the need for a proper regulatory framework for Web3-related businesses.

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

The New York Federal Reserve has updated its rules for reverse repurchase agreements (RRP), potentially hindering Circle's access to the Fed's reverse-repurchase program. The Circle Reserve Fund is a money market fund only available to Circle and could be deemed ineligible under the Fed's updated guidelines.

US Government Removes Cryptocurrency AML Provisions from NDAA

US Government Removes Cryptocurrency AML Provisions from NDAA

The US government has removed two AML provisions relating to cryptocurrencies from the NDAA, indicating a cautious approach to crypto regulation and raising concerns about future AML measures.

The Old World. What is going on with Digital Assets in Europe?

The Old World. What is going on with Digital Assets in Europe?

Europe is an enormous market of more than half a billion people. As small amounts up to 8 million euros may be raised without registration of the offering, it is a very attractive market for international projects looking to reach new investors for their security token offering.

MoneyGram CEO Sees Stablecoin As Future of Payments as Service Needs Grow

MoneyGram CEO Sees Stablecoin As Future of Payments as Service Needs Grow

Stablecoins provide low-cost and easily accessible digital payments across international borders.

EU Proposes Cap on Anonymous Crypto Transfers

EU Proposes Cap on Anonymous Crypto Transfers

The European Union is proposing a 1,000 euro cap on anonymous crypto transfers to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The limit would apply to transfers when a customer cannot be identified, and the proposal also caps cash transactions at 7,000 euros. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism package is expected to be confirmed in April.

Elizabeth Warren Wants SEC to Double Down on Crypto Enforcement

Elizabeth Warren Wants SEC to Double Down on Crypto Enforcement

Warren wants the SEC to "double down" on crypto enforcement. The U.S. senator said that the previous SEC administration "basically gave the green light" to a cryptocurrency market "full with trash tokens".

EBA Opens Consultation on Liquidity Stress Test Guidelines for Crypto Assets

EBA Opens Consultation on Liquidity Stress Test Guidelines for Crypto Assets

The EBA is requesting input on draft guidelines for liquidity stress tests for crypto assets, aiming to improve market resilience and comply with data protection regulations until February 8, 2024.

Binance Responds to U.S. Senators Letter, Excludes Financial Data

Binance Responds to U.S. Senators Letter, Excludes Financial Data

Binance has responded to a letter from U.S. Senators sent earlier this month requesting information about the crypto exchange’s operations in the country, including its balance sheet. Despite omitting financial data from the letter, Binance reportedly sent the information to U.S. regulators. In the 14-page document, Binance's chief strategy officer, Patrick Hillman, addressed the exchange's compliance history and recognized previous mistakes while claiming the firm has built solid Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering policies in recent years. However, the response failed to address the senators’ concerns about Binance’s lack of transparency.

Richard Teng Signals Unchanged Core Values at Binance Amid Leadership Transition

Richard Teng Signals Unchanged Core Values at Binance Amid Leadership Transition

Richard Teng, Binance's new CEO, prioritizes user protection and appeal amid leadership changes following Changpeng Zhao's resignation and $4.3 billion legal settlement for anti-money laundering violations.

Former British Politician Godfrey Bloom Announces First Bitcoin Purchase

Former British Politician Godfrey Bloom Announces First Bitcoin Purchase

Godfrey Bloom, the former British Member of Parliament, has revealed that he is making his first purchase of Bitcoin.

China Revamps AML Law, Targets Crypto Crimes

China Revamps AML Law, Targets Crypto Crimes

China is set to implement significant revisions to its Anti-Money Laundering Law by 2025, marking the first major overhaul since 2007. The amendments focus on including cryptocurrency transactions to combat rising crypto-related money laundering crimes.

FDIC Requires Potential Buyers of Failed U.S. Banks to Give Up Crypto Services

FDIC Requires Potential Buyers of Failed U.S. Banks to Give Up Crypto Services

The FDIC has asked banks interested in acquiring failed U.S. lenders, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, to submit bids by March 17. The authority will only accept bids from banks with an existing bank charter, prioritizing traditional lenders over private equity firms. The FDIC has also required any buyer of Signature to agree to give up all cryptocurrency business at the bank. This news comes amid concerns expressed by U.S. Representative Tom Emmer that the federal government is “weaponizing” issues around the banking industry to go after crypto.

Smart Whale Cumberland Liquidated 8K $ETH Prior to Market Crash

Smart Whale Cumberland Liquidated 8K $ETH Prior to Market Crash

Cumberland offloaded 8,000 $ETH before the cryptocurrency market crashed, reducing its valuation to $1.1 trillion. Following the crash, Cumberland withdrawn 4,000 $ETH from Binance. During the FUD due to the SEC's lawsuit against Binance, SmartMoney purchased at lower prices. Cumberland's strategic investment strategies have historically yielded substantial returns.

Legal Team of Samuel Bankman-Fried Seeks to Question Involvement of FTX Lawyers in $300 Million Loans

Legal Team of Samuel Bankman-Fried Seeks to Question Involvement of FTX Lawyers in $300 Million Loans

Samuel Bankman-Fried's defense team has submitted a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, seeking permission to question the involvement of FTX lawyers in the issuance of loans worth up to $300 million from Alameda Research to Gary Wang. The request comes after an October 1 court ruling provisionally barred any mention of FTX lawyers' involvement without prior permission. The defense aims to establish Bankman-Fried's good faith and lack of criminal intent in the ongoing money laundering case.

One in Four South Korean College Students Has Invested in Cryptocurrencies

One in Four South Korean College Students Has Invested in Cryptocurrencies

A study shows 23.6% of South Korean college students are investing in cryptocurrencies.

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Pierre Rochard, a market analyst and a Bitcoin advocate, believes that most people will be more inclined to hold BTC than assets like stocks.

Data Requested by US DOJ to Supplement Money Laundering Probe on Binance CEO: Report

Data Requested by US DOJ to Supplement Money Laundering Probe on Binance CEO: Report

A new report from Reuters has revealed that regulators from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) had, in late 2020 requested information from Binance as it concerns its internal communications with respect to its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems

Two Ex-Robinhood Employees Launch New Remittance Service Atlantic Money

Two Ex-Robinhood Employees Launch New Remittance Service Atlantic Money

High remittance fees charged by the existing fintech ‘challenger’ platforms are some of the issues that prompted Atlantic Money to launch its money transfer service. The platform promises to facilitate cheaper and more efficient remittances.

Bridge the gap between traditional finance and DeFi

Bridge the gap between traditional finance and DeFi

User location was shown to affect transaction authorisation, with Europe having the best success rates.

Elon Musk's X to Launch In-App Payment Services by Mid-2024

Elon Musk's X to Launch In-App Payment Services by Mid-2024

Elon Musk's X plans to launch in-app payment services by mid-2024, indicating a shift from his previous crypto interests to fiat currency.

Western Union Makes Offer to Acquire Cross-Border Payments Firm MoneyGram

Western Union Makes Offer to Acquire Cross-Border Payments Firm MoneyGram

Financial giant, Western Union is in discussions to acquire cross-border payments company MoneyGram according to an anonymous source close to the deal.

Europe's Watchdog MONEYVAL Sees Crypto as a Threat to AML

Europe's Watchdog MONEYVAL Sees Crypto as a Threat to AML

European regulator MONEYVAL has published a report that considered cryptocurrencies a major threat to regulators' efforts to fight money laundering activities.

SafeMoon CEO's Bail Release Suspended Due to Flight Risk Concerns

SafeMoon CEO's Bail Release Suspended Due to Flight Risk Concerns

SafeMoon CEO Braden John Karony's bail release has been postponed due to potential flight risk and community danger following allegations of financial fraud and money laundering.

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram has announced that it will be temporarily suspending the use of XRP and taking a step back from its partnership with Ripple Labs, in light of the fintech firm's legal battle with the SEC.

Stablecoin and Its Potential Business Uses

Stablecoin and Its Potential Business Uses

Blockchain innovation has significantly changed the way we thought in the traditional financial sector. All of those concepts and business models, such as decentralization, cryptographic tokens, and digital ledger, also brought us more imaginations toward the future forms of money.

Visa Crypto Executive: CBDC is the Most Important Trend for Future of Money

Visa Crypto Executive: CBDC is the Most Important Trend for Future of Money

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) could be the most important payment trend in development with the most profound effects on our systems of payment and money issuance according to Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of cryptocurrency.

Britain to Introduce New Bill to Crack Down on Crypto Crime

Britain to Introduce New Bill to Crack Down on Crypto Crime

The U.K. Parliament passed the first readings of an anti-money laundering bill against crypto, which aims to empower law enforcement agencies to seize, freeze or recover crypto in illegal activities.

SBF's Dark Money Contributions Prompted FEC Investigation

SBF's Dark Money Contributions Prompted FEC Investigation

A watchdog wants Sam Bankman-political Fried's contributions investigated. The former FTX CEO acknowledged to illegally giving millions to Republicans. CREW filed the FEC complaint on December 8.

Binance Sued for Cashing Out Illicit Hacked Funds Worth More Than $9 Million

Binance Sued for Cashing Out Illicit Hacked Funds Worth More Than $9 Million

Binance has been taken to court by Fisco, a Japanese crypto exchange, for allegedly facilitating the liquidation of at least $9 million in crypto after the latter was hacked in 2018.

6 Corporate Giants Hold Bitcoin Worth More Than $11.4 Billion

6 Corporate Giants Hold Bitcoin Worth More Than $11.4 Billion

Blockchain insights provider BlockData has acknowledged that six corporate giants have taken the Bitcoin holding culture a notch higher as they have BTC worth more than $11.4 billion in their custody.

El Salvador Becomes the First Country to Accept Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador Becomes the First Country to Accept Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador has just become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. El Salvador President Nayib Bukelet welcomed the adoption and said that is a historical moment.

French Finance Minister Praises Blockchain, but Condemns Cryptocurrency

French Finance Minister Praises Blockchain, but Condemns Cryptocurrency

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has once again made his stance on crypto clear – he is critical of it and does not support it.

US Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Sentence for Crypto Shadow Bank Executive

US Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Sentence for Crypto Shadow Bank Executive

US prosecutors seek a sentence of at least 7 years imprisonment for Reginald Fowler, a former minority owner of the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, over his alleged involvement in shadow banking practices through Crypto Capital Corp, an alleged crypto shadow bank. Fowler is accused of acting as an unlicensed money transmitter and deceiving financial institutions through Global Trading Solutions (GTS), a firm he established under Crypto Capital in 2018. GTS and Crypto Capital are alleged to have processed approximately $750 million in cryptocurrency transactions, providing unlicensed crypto firms with unlawful access to the U.S. banking system.

ETH Merge Will Propel Narrative of Cryptos Being Eco-Friendly: Head of Sales at Moneycorp

ETH Merge Will Propel Narrative of Cryptos Being Eco-Friendly: Head of Sales at Moneycorp

Once Ethereum shifts to a PoS consensus mechanism, validators will replace miners in the confirmation of blocks because they will use the staked Ether. As a result, prompting a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly approach.

Big Banks' Involvement in Drafting the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act Raises Concerns

Big Banks' Involvement in Drafting the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act Raises Concerns

The Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, backed by big banks and introduced by Senators Marshall and Warren, aims to regulate crypto under strict banking laws.

Tornado Cash Founders Face Legal Action Over Money Laundering and Sanctions Violations

Tornado Cash Founders Face Legal Action Over Money Laundering and Sanctions Violations

Tornado Cash co-founders Roman Storm and Roman Semenov have been indicted for money laundering, sanctions violations, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. The US Treasury added Semenov to its list, preventing US residents from using the platform.

OneCoin's Former Legal Head Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

OneCoin's Former Legal Head Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

Irina Dilkinska, former OneCoin legal head, has admitted to wire fraud and money laundering charges in the cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, facing a potential ten-year prison term, while co-founder Ruja Ignatova remains fugitive.

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

Ben Delo has surrendered himself to US authorities to clear his name in court and defend against the charges.

Senator Lummis Advocates for Clear Crypto Regulations

Senator Lummis Advocates for Clear Crypto Regulations

US Senator Cynthia Lummis emphasizes the need for robust regulations in the crypto industry, targeting bad actors rather than the technology. She reintroduces the Lummis-Gillibrand bill to enhance oversight and protect against abuse, stressing the distinction between innovative crypto assets and illicit activities.

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes praised Ripple for the innovation it was providing to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

BitMEX's Greg Dwyer Pleads Guilty for Role in Money Laundering Case

BitMEX's Greg Dwyer Pleads Guilty for Role in Money Laundering Case

Greg Dwyer has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges associated with BitMEX in a US court in Manhattan.

Circle Formally Refutes Allegations of Illicit Financing and Connections to Justin Sun

Circle Formally Refutes Allegations of Illicit Financing and Connections to Justin Sun

Circle denies CfA's allegations of illicit financing and Justin Sun ties, emphasizing regulatory compliance and advocating for stronger stablecoin laws, as clarified by Dante Disparte.

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Amid banking crisis fears, investors have poured $286 billion into US money market funds in March, with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Fidelity among the biggest winners. These funds are offering high liquidity and low risk, making them popular during uncertain times.

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

Kenneth Rhule, a localBitcoins seller is charged by the US Homeland Security for conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business. Rhule can face up to forty years in prison on account of fraudulent activity alongside illegal marijuana production and distribution.

Franklin Templeton to Enable Money Fund Shares on Stellar Network

Franklin Templeton to Enable Money Fund Shares on Stellar Network

Global investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments filed a preliminary prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a money market fund where shares would be recorded and tokenized on the Stellar Network.

New Money Theory Research: Blockchain to Usher in the New Age of Monetary and Financial Freedom

New Money Theory Research: Blockchain to Usher in the New Age of Monetary and Financial Freedom

New Money Theory Research: Blockchain to Usher in the New Age of Monetary and Financial Freedom

How Smart Money Is Investing

How Smart Money Is Investing

With a flurry of renewed interest in cryptoassets, and multiple new opportunities for riches abounding, the vast majority of us can’t help but tentatively listen to that voice whispering in our ear, “remember 2018”. The bull run throughout 2017 ended in tears for many as early 2018 saw the market enter into an abrupt and prolonged bear cycle that lasted the better part of three years.

Bitcoin Halving and Money Printing is BTC’s Rocket Fuel, Says Anthony Pompliano

Bitcoin Halving and Money Printing is BTC’s Rocket Fuel, Says Anthony Pompliano

Bitcoin halving and historic money printing are the rocket fuel propelling BTC's price upwards, according to Anthony Pompliano.

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

According to a report released by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mexico, the G7 banking sector was most at risk of money laundering operations.

United States DoJ Files to Freeze Assets of OneCoin Money Launderer and Recoup $400 Million

United States DoJ Files to Freeze Assets of OneCoin Money Launderer and Recoup $400 Million

The United States Department of Justice has filed to freeze the assets of OneCoin Money Launderer Mark Scott, and Recoup $400 Million.

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