US Charges North Korea-Linked Chinese Nationals for Laundering Over $100 Million in Stolen Cryptocurrency

US Charges North Korea-Linked Chinese Nationals for Laundering Over $100 Million in Stolen CryptocurrencyThe U.S. government has charged two Chinese nationals involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency worth $100 million from an exchange allegedly for the benefit of North Korea. They are linked to the U.S.-designated North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group. A total of 113 cryptocurrency accounts and addresses used to launder funds have been identified. Also read: SEC […]

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Wells Fargo Fined $3 Billion for 15 Years of Illegal Practices Affecting Millions of Customers

Wells Fargo Fined $3 Billion for 15 Years of Illegal Practices Affecting Millions of CustomersWells Fargo, one of the largest U.S. financial services companies, has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve the U.S. government’s investigations into fraudulent sales practices spanning over 15 years. The Wells Fargo fraud case involved the company forging customer signatures, moving money from millions of customer accounts to unauthorized accounts, and misusing customers’ sensitive […]

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Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M But Can’t Sell for 7 Years

Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996. A new era […]

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Regulatory Roundup: Trump’s Cryptocurrency Proposals, IRS Changes Rule, China Quarantines Cash

Regulatory Roundup: Trump's Cryptocurrency Proposals, IRS Changes Rule, China Quarantines CashIn this roundup, we cover numerous cryptocurrency regulatory developments in the U.S., including President Trump’s crypto proposals, testimonies by the Federal Reserve chairman and the Treasury secretary, a crypto-friendly SEC proposal, and the IRS changing a crypto tax rule. We also cover China quarantining yuan bills, its central bank filing 84 digital currency patents, 40 […]

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US Government Auctioning off Bitcoins Worth $37 Million in 2 Weeks

US Government Auctioning off Bitcoins Worth $37 Million in 2 WeeksThe U.S. government has opened registration for the bidding of over 4,040 bitcoins, currently worth more than $37 million, which will be auctioned off on Feb. 18. The winning bidder will be notified on the same day. These bitcoins were forfeited in various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service explained. Also […]

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US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and WhatsappUnder the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors on their services to make sure law enforcement can easily monitor everything they want or […]

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After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His Enemies

After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His EnemiesFor a few weeks now, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee has said he is fleeing from the U.S. government for not paying his taxes. More recently McAfee’s been on a tweet tirade, speaking directly to his “pursuers” and telling them to leave him alone. Also Read: CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records McAfee: […]

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Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for Operating ‘Fraudulent Pyramid Scheme’

On March 8, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced that officials have indicted two of the top leaders of the notorious Onecoin project. The prosecutors charged Onecoin cofounders Konstantin Ignatov and Ruja Ignatova with a slew of charges in connection with defrauding investors. Konstantin Ignatov […]

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Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Btc-e's Vinnik, Postpones HearingThe judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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