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Securities Regulator Says Crypto Investments Are Top Investor Threat in 2020

News Cryptocurrency investment is among the top five investor threats for 2020, according to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The NASAA, the oldest international investor protection organization, has officially announced the top five products or schemes likely to d..

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Nov. 10–16 in Review

Local News In this week’s news from the Spanish-speaking world, a Venezuelan official claims that all currencies will be replaced by cryptocurrencies, the Argentinian chief of the Banking Association criticizes fintech and crypto, and Spain offers prepaid visa card to teenagers that they can reloa..

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 13–19 in Review

Local News The Spanish-speaking world has seen another week of major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with the Mexican government announcing a new alliance to support the development of blockchain initiatives. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally r..

Ripple, Coinbase Invest in Mexico’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Bitso

News Ripple, the firm behind the third biggest cryptocurrency XRP, has led an investment round in Bitso, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the Spanish-speaking world. The first Mexican crypto exchangeAn early partner of Bitso, Ripple has led the new investment round to support the first crypt..

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 in Review

Local News The Spanish-speaking world is seeing additional cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with the inauguration of a new blockchain campus at a Madrid university, a number of new allegations of crypto scams in the Dominican Republic, Mexico issuing professional certificates on blockcha..

ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

News Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America. Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services lo..

New Study Reveals Countries With Most Registered Crypto Exchanges

News The United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore have the largest number of registered digital currency exchanges, according to data from Bitfury’s blockchain analytics platform Crystal. Crystal published its “Report on International Bitcoin Flows 2013–2019” on Sept. 9, in which..

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 2–8 in Review

Local News The Spanish-speaking world saw some major developments this week with Spain introducing a reinforced authentication system for payments, Mexico giving fines up to $47,000 for the unauthorized use of crypto and a South Korean blockchain delegation visiting Peru. Here is the past week of..

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. authorities released the MSC Gayane after the owner, JP Morgan’s..

CBDCs Hold No Interest Without Full Anonymity: Banxico Deputy Governor

News Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) will not hold much interest for the general public unless they provide full anonymity, the deputy governor of Mexico's central bank has argued. The executive’s remarks were published by the Bank for International Settlements on July 11. Javier Calaf..

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