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Ex-Fed Chair Yellen Rants Against Bitcoin: “I Am Not a Fan”

Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, shared her dislike of Bitcoin in a five-minute speech at CFA Montreal. The ex-central banker mentioned its little transactional volume, connection to terrorist activities as well as money laundering,…
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Global Money Laundering Watchdog to Establish Crypto-Focused Guidelines by June

The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto Regulation on Money Laundering Paris,…
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacking Jumped 250% YTD, Says Report

A report on cryptocurrency theft published by cyber security firm CipherTrace found that hacking of exchanges and trading platforms has jumped 250 percent in the first nine months of 2018 on a year-over-year basis, reaching $927 million. $2.5…
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Couple Charged with Money Laundering, NSW Police Call Crypto a Challenge

The New South Wales Police Force have placed two Sydney residents in custody after they allegedly attempted to launder $300,000 in cash that was suspected to be involved in a string of crimes, by converting them into crypto. Criminal Crypto…
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Crypto Money Laundering Expected to Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

A new report has revealed that three times more cryptocurrency has been stolen from crypto exchanges so far in 2018 compared to 2017. Data security company CipherTrace, which released the report, analyse cryptocurrency data to identify illicit…