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Chainalysis Finds Terrorists Are Refining Crypto Financing Operations

News A new study by Chainalysis finds that terrorists are refining their financing operations using cryptocurrencies. Faster and broader fundingEarlier today, Jan. 17, the blockchain analysts identified Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (AQB), Hamas’s military arm and noted terrorist organization, as..

US Congress Looks at Role of Crypto and Internet in Funding Hate Crimes

News The House Financial Services Committee has raised concerns over the use of cryptocurrencies to fund domestic terrorism in the United States. In a Jan. 15 hearing, the FSC Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy has examined how U.S. financial instituti..

EU Won’t Let Stablecoins Enter Market Until Risks Are Addressed

News No global stablecoin project will begin operation in the European Union (EU) until the associated risks to monetary sovereignty are addressed, according to EU authorities. In a joint statement adopted by the Council of the European Union and the European Commission (EC), the Council and the C..

US Deputy Treasury Secretary: Crypto Raises Questions on Self-Government

News The United States Deputy Treasury Secretary argued that decentralized privately-issued digital currencies can shift some functions from the state to the private sector. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Justin Muzinich presented his view on the emerging ecosystem of financial intermediation an..

Do Lawmakers Use AML as an Excuse to Centralize Crypto and Blockchain?

Crypto Myths Cryptocurrencies came to life as a counterweight to the global financial restrictions that are powered by banks and regulators through the use of fiat. Therefore, it is fitting that Bitcoin (BTC) broke into the limelight in 2009 and raised a lot of controversies right form the start. ..

FBI: Crypto Is A “Significant Problem That Will Get Bigger And Bigger”

News Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on security threats facing the United States. On Nov. 5, during the hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affai..

Australian Home Affairs Minister Says Terrorists Use Crypto to Obfuscate Crimes

News The Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton warned that terrorists are exploiting cryptocurrencies to “fund their deadly missions.” During a counter-terror conference in Melbourne on Nov. 7, Dutton said that the anonymity of cryptocurrencies allow extremists to avoid scrutiny. He sta..

US Secretary of State Wants to Regulate BTC Like Other E-Transactions

News United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that Bitcoin (BTC) should be regulated the same way as other electronic financial transactions. Security risks of reduced governmental monitoringIn an interview on Squawk Box on Aug. 20, Pompeo pointed out the risk of anonymous transaction..

Virgin Bitcoin — Most In-Demand Crypto That Is Regulated Differently?

How to crypto In a world where the global crypto community continues to face a growing number of regulatory hurdles with each passing day, the term “virgin Bitcoin” is starting to become more common among digital currency enthusiasts. However, it is of utmost importance to clarify what this term a..

How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

On July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were le..

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