US Regulator Zeroes in on Binance Chain as SEC Awards Monitoring Contract to Ciphertrace

US Regulator Zeroes in on Binance Chain as SEC Awards Monitoring Contract to CiphertraceThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intends to award a fixed-price contract on a single source basis to Ciphertrace. The SEC is awarding the contract to the blockchain monitoring company as it plans focus on BNB coin, as well as other tokens on the Binance’s DEX. The BNB token has multiple forms of utility […]

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US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit financial transfers. Jeffries urged “the need for more uniform regulatory enforcement and compliance” as governments […]

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Hackers Move Another $800K in BTC Stolen From the 2016 Bitfinex Breach

Hackers Move Another $800K in BTC Stolen From the 2016 Bitfinex BreachAnother $800,000 worth of bitcoin from the Bitfinex hack of four years ago has been moved to an unknown wallet. Whale Alert reports that hackers transferred 77.64 bitcoin (BTC) on Tuesday, which amounts to $797,000 at the time the alert was issued. The thieves last moved about $255,000 or 28.4 BTC on May 22, in […]

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Plustoken Cash-Outs Could Be Behind BTC Price Drop, Says Report

Plustoken Cash Outs Could be Behind BTC Price Drops, Says ReportOn Monday, the blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis published an excerpt from the firm’s upcoming crime report that will publish in January. According to the Chainalysis research, the Ponzi scheme called Plustoken not only defrauded investors out of $3 billion but the scam “may also be driving down the price of bitcoin.” Also read: Mystery Surrounds […]

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Ciphertrace Says Banks Unknowingly Process $2 Billion in Crypto per Year

According to the blockchain analysis firm Ciphertrace, major U.S. banks process roughly $2 billion in digital currency transactions that go undetected every year. Ciphertrace disclosed a slew of financial institutions have not deployed the right KYC/AML infrastructure to detect unregistered cryptocurrency transfers. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines All […]

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80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain Surveillance

80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain SurveillanceEver since governments worldwide started showing adversity toward cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, a few startups have dedicated their business model to blockchain surveillance. Two weeks ago, Chainalysis revealed the company is monitoring 21 different tokens that stem from Ethereum. On Tuesday, the firm Ciphertrace announced that it’s now tracking 700 cryptocurrencies providing “visibility into 87% of […]

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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A Look at the Shocking Tactics IRS Agents Suggest Using to Investigate Bitcoin UsersA recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on […]

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