Major South Korean Bank BNK Busan Plans to Offer Banking Services to Domestic Crypto Exchanges

Major South Korean Bank BNK Busan Plans to Offer Banking Services to Domestic Crypto ExchangesThe South Korean crypto frenzy among the banking industry remains on fire, as another major bank is treading waters to offer banking services for crypto exchanges. The BNK Busan Bank launched a program that consists of visiting competitors’ banks that already offer it. BNK Busan Is Visting Its Competitors to Conduct the Research According to […]

US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted Phones

US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted PhonesA communications provider is in legal trouble with the U.S. authorities for a money laundering case involving cryptocurrencies. A federal court incited Sky Global for allegedly having facilitated criminal organizations to launder millions worth in crypto. Sky Global Is Also Accused of Remotely Destroying Devices to Avoid Seizing Per the filings, the Southern District of […]

Bitmex Cofounder Ben Delo Surrenders to US Authorities— Arthur Hayes to Follow in April

Bitmex Co-Founder Ben Delo Surrenders to US Authorities — Arthur Hayes to Follow in AprilLegal issues with crypto exchange Bitmex’s cofounders still make the headlines. Benjamin Delo surrendered to the U.S. authorities, and Arthur Hayes agreed to make the same maneuver in April. Delo Released on a $20M Bail Bond According to Bloomberg, Bitmex’s cofounder Benjamin Delo traveled from the U.K. to the United States and pleaded not guilty […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Defends Decision to Exclude Crypto Players, Says the Order Is ‘in the Best Interests of Nigerians’

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Defends Decision to Exclude Crypto Players, Says the Order Is 'in the Best Interests of Nigerians'The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has defended the apex bank’s decision to exclude cryptocurrency transactions from the banking ecosystem. In his testimony before the Nigerian Senate, Emefiele claimed that the February 5 directive is “in the best interests of Nigerians.” Crypto Not Money Immediately following the announcement of the […]

IMF Representative of Nigeria Calls for Caution Over the Use of Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen recently discussed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive that targets crypto entities. In remarks made during a special virtual press briefing, Aisen repeats some of the CBN’s claims that cryptocurrencies were being used “for illegal transactions such as money laundering and drug trafficking.” […]

Mirror Trading International Named Biggest Crypto Scam of the Year After Raking in $589 Million

Mirror Trading International Named Biggest Crypto Scam of the Year After Raking in $589 MillionBlockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis’ latest crime report has named Mirror Trading International (MTI) as the biggest cryptocurrency scam of 2020. Chainalysis arrived at this conclusion after an investigation found that MTI had taken in $589 million from more than 471,000 deposits. According to the report, MTI’s haul is significantly higher than that of Forsage and […]

Iran Finds Scapegoat In ‘Easy Victim’ Bitcoin as Officials Shut Down 1,600 Mining Farms

Iran Finds Scapegoat In 'Easy Victim' Bitcoin as Officials Shut Down 1,600 Mining FarmsAs Iran experiences rolling electricity blackouts, the country’s authorities have responded to the crisis by targeting bitcoin mining farms. The sanctions-hit country’s campaign against miners has seen a total of 1,600 mining centers being shut down. This Iranian blitz on cryptocurrency miners, however, appears to contradict the country’s previous policies towards cryptocurrency mining. The Real […]