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15/05/20 18:00 by Tony Spilotro
Australian Woman Accused of Laundering $5M in Bitcoin Through Unregistered Exchange
In a first for the country, an Australian woman has been charged with illegally operating an unregistered Bitcoin exchange.
She further stands accused of using the cryptocurrency “exchange”... Read More
15/12/19 04:50 by Lubomir Tassev
European AML Directive Pushes Crypto Startup Bottle Pay Out of Business
Bottle Pay, a cryptocurrency payments provider from the U.K., has announced its decision to cease operations by the end of the year. Despite attracting some serious funding and expanding its user base... Read More
13/12/19 21:00 by Rick D.
Faced with EU AML Regulations, Bitcoin Social Tipping Platform Terminates Service
A popular service for tipping social network users has announced that it will cease functioning on New Year’s Eve. BottlePay links social accounts with Bitcoin wallets to allow users to reward e... Read More
10/12/19 20:30 by Jamie Redman
Accused Onecoin Co-Conspirators Fight Criminal Charges in the US
The Onecoin scam, a multi-level Ponzi scheme that acquired $4 billion from investors has been falling apart at the seams. Criminal proceedings have started against Onecoin leaders and one alleged asso... Read More
03/12/19 21:00 by Rick D.
Major Blow Dealt in Danish Court: Bitcoin Not Suitable for Bank’s Staff
A Danish court today ruled that Nordea Bank Danmark A/S has the right to say whether its employees can invest in Bitcoin. The bank first introduced a policy prohibiting crypto purchases last year.
Den... Read More
29/11/19 18:15 by Jamie Redman
German Banks Authorized to Store and Sell Cryptocurrency in 2020
Next year German banks will be able to manage cryptocurrencies like bitcoin after the fourth EU money laundering directive goes into effect. The directive passed in the German parliament, Bundestag, a... Read More
28/11/19 21:49 by Anatol Antonovici
German Banks Could Store Bitcoin and Provide Crypto Services Soon
Cryptocurrencies might finally go hand in hand with traditional money services. Starting from 2020, it might be legal for German banks to sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and provide custody solutio... Read More
27/11/19 07:20 by Kevin Helms
South Korean Committee Passes Bill Enforcing FATF Crypto Rules
South Korea’s national policy committee has passed an amendment establishing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies. It requires crypto exchanges and service providers to register with the count... Read More
22/11/19 23:00 by Rick D.
$4.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Seized from New Zealand Digital Pirate
A man suspected of online piracy has had almost US$4.3 million in cryptocurrency seized by authorities in New Zealand. Police also seized a further $700,000 in bank funds.
The funds were restrained by... Read More
20/11/19 09:10 by Ali Raza
Second Largest Australian Bank Broke AML Laws More Than 23 Million Times
Westpac, Australia’s second-largest bank, violated money laundering laws 23 million times and could be fined AUD21 million (US$15.7 million) per breach.
Westpac Banking Corp, the second-largest... Read More
19/11/19 01:30 by Kevin Helms
US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines
The U.S. government will strictly enforce the rules on cryptocurrencies similar to the standards recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has rea... Read More
15/11/19 18:15 by Graham Smith
International Law Enforcement Conference Addresses Crypto and the ‘Criminal Economy’
The 2019 National Proceeds of Crime Conference (NPOCC) held in Brisbane, Australia from November 13-15 addressed “Globalisation and Digitisation of the Criminal Economy,” and featured 200+... Read More