カテゴリー: US sanctions

ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Evade US Sanctions

ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Avoid US SanctionsMalta’s Pilatus Bank has been shut down by the European Central Bank (ECB). Its banking license was revoked after its chairman was charged in the U.S. with money laundering and organizing a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions. The bank had also been accused by a murdered journalist of processing corrupt payments. EU authorities now want new […]

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Analysts Suspect Cryptocurrencies Used to Evade US Sanctions in North Korea

Analysts Suspect Cryptocurrencies Used to Evade US Sanctions in North KoreaDuring an interview earlier this week, two Washington-based financial intelligence analysts explain that North Korea is using cryptocurrencies to evade US sanctions. The intelligence researchers Lourdes Miranda, and Ross Delston say the Pyŏngyang region is actively trading established digital assets to avoid US financial sanctions that have been imposed since the fifties. Also read: Developer Paul […]

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Details of Iran’s National Cryptocurrency Unveiled

Details of Iran’s National Cryptocurrency UnveiledIran has been developing a national cryptocurrency, a move that could allow them to evade US economic sanctions. Informatics Services Corporations, the country’s leading provider of banking systems, has reportedly been designing and developing the cryptocurrency and has now revealed its features. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Built on Hyperledger Informatics […]

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The Iranian Government Is Preparing to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

The Iranian Government Is Preparing to Launch Its Own CryptocurrencyThe government of Iran is preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to state-controlled media reports. The intended purpose of the new Iranian govcoin is to help the country skirt the international financial sanctions meant to cut its access to the global economy. Also Read: The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $100M […]

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Report Claims Putin Aided Maduro in Creating Venezuela’s Crypto, Petro

Report Claims Putin Aided Maduro in Creating Venezuela’s Crypto, PetroA Time investigation into the development of Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, petro, revealed strong anecdotal and circumstantial evidence connecting Russia to its launch. At least two Russians with ties to Vladimir Putin were present at petro’s unveiling, complete with the Venezuelan president’s thanks. Analysts are claiming the South American country is Mr. Putin’s crypto guinea pig […]

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