カテゴリー: Money Laundering

Investigation of South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Continues

Investigation of South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit ContinuesSince the South Korean prosecution started investigating Upbit, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, more events have unfolded. While local media still discuss allegations and raise questions about Upbit’s business practice, some people believe that Upbit is already in the clear. The investigation continues. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The Allegations Local […]

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EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto Users

EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto UsersA directive affecting the crypto sector in Europe has been adopted by the EU Council. The document updates the anti-money laundering legislation of the European Union to address, among other issues, “the risks linked to virtual currencies.” The new rules aim to reduce anonymity for both users and transactions with requirements for know-your-customer procedures that […]

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Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?

Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add?Steve Eisman, the American investor best known for having shorted collateralized debt obligations before the 2008 financial crisis, doesn’t see what is the real value of cryptocurrency. He reportedly holds that the popularity of the phenomena comes down to only two factors, speculation and money laundering. Also Read: Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders […]

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Korean Regulators Widen Investigation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Korean Regulators Widen Investigation of Cryptocurrency ExchangesSouth Korea’s government is widening its probe on cryptocurrency exchanges, particularly the use of corporate accounts which the regulators say can lead to money laundering. This announcement follows the prosecutors launching an investigation on the country’s largest crypto exchange, Upbit. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Widening the Crypto Probe South Korea’s […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms, Plot to Kill Vinnik Uncovered in Greece

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms, Plot to Kill Vinnik Uncovered in GreeceIn Monday’s Bitcoin in Brief, Belgium’s financial watchdog, which earlier this year published a warning about potentially fraudulent platforms promising fast and easy profits to crypto investors, has just expanded its blacklist. In Russia, reports have surfaced of a plot to assassinate Alexander Vinnik in Greece, where he fights an extradition request from US authorities […]

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Localbitcoins Updates ToS: ‘Some Situations May Require ID’

Localbitcoins Updates ToS: 'Some Situations May Require ID'Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on traders who exchanged “significant” trade volume using the peer-to-peer platform, Localbitcoins, by receiving warnings to upload their identity before they could proceed trading. Now the Localbitcoins organization has updated its terms of service agreement which comes with a few new guidelines concerning ID verification and data retention. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies […]

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Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong GovernmentBitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief […]

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Taiwanese Bitcoin Regulations Expected by November 2018

Taiwanese Bitcoin Regulations Expected by November 2018Taiwan’s Minister of Justice has indicated that the country is anticipating to have implemented a regulatory apparatus for cryptocurrencies by November 2018. The Minister made comments revealing the expected deadline during a recent anti-money laundering conference. Also Read: Venezuela Shuts Down Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges Cryptocurrency Regulations Expected to be Enacted in Taiwan Before 2019 High-ranking Taiwanese […]

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Know Your Transaction Is the KYC of Blockchain

You’ve heard of KYC – Know Your Customer – and possibly also KYT – Know Your Transaction – but have likely yet to experience it in action. KYC have lately become the norm for crowdsale registration and exchange verification. Now, KYT is on the rise, and it threatens to blacklist bitcoiners whose cryptocurrency is deemed […]

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Quebec Chief Scientist Rejects “Myth” of Widespread Illicit Bitcoin Use

Quebec Chief Scientist Rejects "Myth" of Widespread Illicit Bitcoin UseThe Chief Scientist of Quebec, Rémi Quirion, has published a document rejecting the popular “myth” that illicit transactions are among those for which bitcoin is principally used. Quebec’s Chief Scientist is closely associated with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) – a publicly funded institution dedicated to “providing support for the production and dissemination […]

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