Paypal Plans to Study Transactions That Fund Extremism, Anti-Government Groups

The payment processing giant Paypal has revealed it has partnered with the nonprofit organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). According to the announcement, Paypal is researching transactions settled on the payment network that allegedly fund hate groups and extremism. Paypal to Study Transactions With the Anti-Defamation League A report from Reuters notes that Paypal is studying […]

Digital Euro to Handle ‘Almost Unlimited’ Payments, Estonian Central Bank Says After Test

Digital Euro to Handle ‘Almost Unlimited’ Payments, Estonian Central Bank Says After TestA blockchain-based digital euro would be highly scalable allowing it to process an almost unlimited number of payments, the central bank of Estonia has concluded following a recent experiment. Central banks from several euro area countries and the ECB participated in the test, which also professed to show the digital currency’s carbon footprint would be […]

Hong Kong Busts Money Laundering Ring Using Tether to Wash Millions

Hong Kong Busts Money Laundering Ring Using Tether to Wash MillionsAuthorities in Hong Kong have arrested four people suspected of money laundering a total of $155 million through cryptocurrency wallets and bank accounts. The city’s customs agency said this was its first case in which virtual money had been used to launder dirty cash. Money Laundering Syndicate Recycles $155 Million in Crypto and Fiat Transactions […]

Hong Kong Busts Money Laundering Ring Using Tether to Wash Millions

Hong Kong Busts Money Laundering Ring Using Tether to Wash MillionsAuthorities in Hong Kong have arrested four people suspected of money laundering a total of $155 million through cryptocurrency wallets and bank accounts. The city’s customs agency said this was its first case in which virtual money had been used to launder dirty cash. Money Laundering Syndicate Recycles $155 Million in Crypto and Fiat Transactions […]

Digital Euro Project Gets Going as ECB Launches Investigation Phase

Digital Euro Project Gets Going as ECB Launches Investigation PhaseAfter months of deliberation, the European Central Bank has decided to proceed with a digital euro project. Officials insist the new version of Europe’s common currency should “ensure privacy” and provide access to “the safest form of money” at a “negligible” cost to the environment, in comparison with bitcoin. Eurosystem Initiates Digital Euro Project The […]