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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..
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..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..