Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest

Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 - Over $400k Sent After Julian Assange's ArrestThe world was shocked when Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange was arrested in April after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Following his arrest, the original Wikileaks bitcoin address saw significant support as $32,000 worth of BTC poured into the wallet in two days. Since 2010, Wikileaks’ address saw 4,043 BTC […]

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US Develops Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program Targeting P2P Sites, Forums, Darknet Markets

US Develops Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program Targeting P2P Sites, Forums, Darknet MarketsThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed a cryptocurrency intelligence program aimed at identifying unlicensed crypto businesses using P2P sites, online forums, and darknet markets. These areas have consistently presented “a significant challenge to law enforcement” and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Trump’s Cryptocurrency Proposals, IRS Changes Rule, […]

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Are ‘Like a Giant Garbage Dumpster,’ Says Minneapolis Federal Reserve President

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Are 'Like a Giant Garbage Dumpster,' Says Minneapolis Federal Reserve PresidentThe president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, said on Tuesday that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “like a giant garbage dumpster.” He would rather his one-year-old daughter have a low yielding Treasury bond than a bitcoin, emphasizing that all that’s emerging from the crypto world “is burning garbage.” Also read: Fed […]

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Trump Views Crypto a Threat, Proposes Countermeasures in New Budget

Trump Views Crypto a Threat, Proposes Countermeasures in New BudgetThe White House released the Budget of the U.S. Government on Monday, outlining some proposals to increase cryptocurrency oversight which President Donald Trump views as priorities. The budget proposes giving the Treasury more power over crypto and requests funding for FinCEN to expand its efforts to combat threats including from cryptocurrency. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla […]

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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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Another Crypto Exchange Discourages the Use of Bitcoin Mixing Services

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance was recently scrutinized for flagging a customer’s funds because the individual had used a bitcoin mixing application. Now the platform Paxos Global is discouraging the use of crypto mixers after a customer allegedly sent coins to a mixing service. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, […]

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As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are Targeted

As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are TargetedSince the inception of Bitcoin, governments have tried to keep track of all the transactions taking place on the public blockchain. As the years progressed, authorities have shown a distaste for cryptocurrency mixing applications like Coinjoin. On Dec. 19, a Binance customer couldn’t withdraw his bitcoin because the exchange told him he used the mixing […]

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