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Fincen Claims Iran Is Using Crypto to Evade Sanctions

ranian Bitcoin Transactions Estimated at $3.8M Since 2013The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has warned U.S financial institutions that the Iranian government might be dodging economic sanctions by using cryptocurrencies. The document highlights challenges arising from peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanges and encourages banks to monitor blockchain ledgers for transactions tied to the country. Also Read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates Iranian […]

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Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin CashOnline automotive parts store, Newparts, said on Monday that it will start accepting payment in seven cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH). The U.S. dealer, which has a catalog of over one million parts, says cryptocurrency will enable it to expand its international reach. Also read: Nothern Bitcoin, Rawpool Sign Wallet And Mining […]

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U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan Petro

U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan PetroA bipartisan group of senators in the United States are seeking strong sanctions against Venezuela’s Petro. The proposed sanctions would extend an executive order from March to prohibit U.S. residents from providing software to the Venezuelan government in its efforts to launch the Petro. Also Read: Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With Petro U.S. Lawmakers […]

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Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary

Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF CommentaryIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, French lawmakers are considering a proposed amendment that would introduce a regulatory framework for crypto-asset intermediaries; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced October 26th as the deadline for the submission of public comments relating to the nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) it recently rejected; and a […]

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North Dakota Issues Orders Against Bitconnect, Magma, Pension Rewards

North Dakota Issues Orders Against Bitconnect, Magma, Pension RewardsThe securities department of the US state of North Dakota has issued orders against three companies promoting initial coin offerings in the state. They are Bitconnect, Magma Foundation, and Pension Rewards. The investigations are part of Operation Cryptosweep which involves over 40 US and Canadian securities regulators. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese […]

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Bitcoin Group SE Reports Half-Year Profit Surges 300% to $3.85 Million

Bitcoin Group SE Reports Half Year Profit Surges 300% to €3.33 MillionGerman digital currency exchange Bitcoin Group SE reported on Friday a first-half net profit increase of more than 300% to €3.32 million (~$3.85 million USD). The company added 86,000 new accounts of people buying and selling cryptocurrency like bitcoin and bitcoin cash in the first six months of 2018. Also read: Debit Card Issuer Bitnovo Announces […]

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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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Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan

Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and JapanGoogle has announced that regulated cryptocurrency exchanges will be allowed to advertise on its platforms in the United States and Japan starting in October. This removes some of the restrictions the company placed on crypto ads in June. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Some Crypto Ads Will Be Allowed […]

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Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets SeizedIn recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of Amit Bhardwaj, and the Bank of International Settlements finds cryptocurrencies to “not, at this point, […]

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