Tuesday, November 12, 2019
On January 25 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy assistant director, Greg Nevano, explained in a testimony that the agency was using “blockchain exploitation tools” to combat cryptocurrency use in illicit markets. Nevano’s testimony revolved around the growing opioid addiction problem in the U.S., and how the...
A state securities regulator in Texas has put out yet another cease-and-desist order on cryptocurrency-related activities.According to an emergency order signed on Jan. 24, the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) is taking aim at a Hong Kong-based firm dubbed R2B Coin, which the agency alleges is issuing unregistered securities to...
Lawmakers in Arizona have advanced a proposal that would allow residents in the state to pay their taxes in bitcoin.CoinDesk reported earlier this month that a proposed law before the Arizona legislature would, if approved, let taxpayers make their payments in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The bill was submitted...
This week the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security agency (ICE) has revealed that it is charging two Canadian brothers and the company Payza with illegal money transmission and money laundering charges tethered to cryptocurrency transactions. Also read: ICO Trackers Are the New Gatekeepers of Crowdsales Money Transmitters are Required to...
The South Korean government has announced that cryptocurrency traders will be fined if they do not convert from existing virtual accounts, which allows for anonymous trading, to real-name accounts. Regardless of their service levels to crypto exchanges, banks have been ordered to implement the new system this month as...
The Greek supreme court in Athens has rejected today the appeal by the suspected BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik regarding his extradition to the United States. The way is now clear for the Greek justice minister to give the final verdict whether to extradite the Russian national to American authorities or...
On Tuesday, Mexico’s Senate passed a bill designed to regulate the country’s emerging fintech sector, including regulatory provisions pertaining to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Mexico.  Also Read: Bank of Mexico Rejects ‘Virtual Currency’ as Legal Classification for Bitcoin The Fintech Bill Is Expected to Pass a Final Lower House Vote by...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s investigation over shady behavior in the cryptocurrency market will only continue, said former chairman Harvey Pitt. Also Read: Popular Chat App Kakao’s Exchange Upbit Claims Number One Spot in South Korea Tighter Regulation on the Horizon SEC this Tuesday halted trading of The Crypto Co. over...
An increasing number of lawyers are taking payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With many ICO startups destitute until their crowdsale, ether or tokens are often all they can offer. Rather than turn away business, some lawyers have admitted to taking payment in crypto. While increased acceptance of cryptocurrency...
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has halted Black Cell Technology Limited from issuing its initial coin offering (ICO) in Hong Kong. Black Cell has agreed to distribute refunds to Hong Kong-based investors. Also Read: Bittrex to Delist 82 Altcoins at End of March  Black Cell ICO Halted in Hong Kong Hong...