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How Hackers Launder Their Illicit Cryptocurrency Funds

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, News

How Hackers Launder Their Illicit Cryptocurrency Funds

Cyber-attacks on exchanges, ICO hacks, and crypto-demanding ransomware are an unfortunate but regular occurrence in the cryptocurrency space. As a result, cybercriminals manage to amass a substantial amount of cryptocurrencies from their illicit activities. According to a report released by Malware Bytes, there was a 90 percent increase in such attacks in 2017. Most of these hackers demanded their ransom…

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Bitcoin Exchange Bits of Gold to Share Data with Israeli Tax Authorities to Prevent Money Laundering

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Exchange Bits of Gold to Share Data with Israeli Tax Authorities to Prevent Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency exchange Bits of Gold and the Israeli Tax Authority have joined hands to fight against money laundering via digital assets in the country. Local news outlet Calcalist reported on July 5, 2018, the agreement between the two entities as Israel seeks to curb any illicit money laundering via cryptocurrencies while maintaining a decisive stand for the volatile asset class….

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Polish Government Appeals Citizens to Not Panic over Cryptocurrency Regulations

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Polish Government Appeals Citizens to Not Panic over Cryptocurrency Regulations

Announcements of a cryptocurrency investigation or taxation are usually met with backlash from the cryptocurrency community. While crowd psychology is difficult to predict, the government of Poland has a simple appeal for those jumping on the hysteric bandwagon- don’t panic. No Reason for Panic According to a report on Finance Magnates, both mainstream and local media in Poland have propagated…

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Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, News, Tech

Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

Halmi Git was charged Monday for credit card fraud of 1 million NIS and 31 million NIS of money laundering through bitcoin. 800 Cards, 20,000 Transactions   Git obtained his funds through running illicit forums, sharing and selling credit card details for over a decade. Over 800 credit cards were affected in over 20,000 transactions, resulting in nearly $3,000,000 of…

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Australian Government Set to Ban Cash Transactions Over $10,000, an Opening for Cryptocurrencies

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Australian Government Set to Ban Cash Transactions Over $10,000, an Opening for Cryptocurrencies

The Australian government is looking to curb money laundering practices by introducing cash payment limits. In the May 8, 2018, federal budget unveiling, authorities made clear their intentions to tackle this menace by making it illegal to carry out cash payments exceeding $10,000. The new cash limit could also encourage the use of cryptocurrencies in the country. $50 Billion of…

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Latvian Government to Tax Bitcoin Transactions

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Latvian Government to Tax Bitcoin Transactions

While governments around the world debate over the legality of cryptocurrencies, Latvia has a simple solution to keep the industry running; Make it legal and charge high taxes. Additionally, the government is mulling over the introduction of clear regulations for digital currencies. Latvian Government Discusses Crypto In the first week of April 2018, Latvia’s Ministry of Finance expressed its views…

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Authorities Blame Bitcoin for Rising Drug Usage, Fail to Consider Loopholes

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation

Authorities Blame Bitcoin for Rising Drug Usage, Fail to Consider Loopholes

Designed as a peer-to-peer, borderless, digital payment solution, bitcoin (BTC) continually finds itself shrouded in controversies, scams, uninformed media claims and, unfortunately, dark net marketplaces. Bitcoin’s Properties Make It a Perfect Darknet Currency Although bitcoin’s existence is that of a simple digital token, its misuse results in widespread legal crackdowns. Gangsters and darknet entrepreneurs increasingly use BTC to finance their…

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Coincheck Hackers May Have Successfully Laundered all their Stolen NEM Coins

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Coincheck Hackers May Have Successfully Laundered all their Stolen NEM Coins

According to recent reports, the hackers responsible for the January 2018 NEM heist from the Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange platform may have successfully laundered all their stolen NEM coins (XEM). Laundering the Loot In March 2018, BTCManager reported that the Coincheck hackers were laundering their loot on dark web cryptocurrency exchange platforms. At the time of the report, it was believed…

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Backpage.com Accused of Using Bitcoin to Launder Illicit Ad Revenue

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Backpage.com Accused of Using Bitcoin to Launder Illicit Ad Revenue

The online classified website Backpage, which was previously accused of facilitating prostitution, has finally been seized by American law agencies. Prostitution, not Dating Advertisements The move came after a grand jury in Arizona indicted seven employees of the company on March 28, 2018. It is alleged that executives of the website took no action despite having direct knowledge of the…

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Polish News Hints at Bitfinex, Bitcoin, and Colombian Cartel Connection

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Polish News Hints at Bitfinex, Bitcoin, and Colombian Cartel Connection

The Polish media have made a tenuous link between the arrest of two companies on suspicion of money laundering, and the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The news comes two months after it emerged that Polish Central Bank had funded a social media campaign against crypto. But is this latest scandal another smear campaign, or a legitimate claim? Verifying a Network of…

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