Tag: america

Apr 12 2021

FBI Using Bitcoin Mixers With Victims’ Assets

Reading Time: 2 minutes The FBI has been accused of using Bitcoin mixers when recovering stolen assets Bitcoin mixers aren’t actually illegal, although the DoJ has called them “a crime” Victims cannot be sure of just how much of their bitcoin was really recovered...

Apr 07 2021

Ex BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Pleads Not Guilty to CFTC Charges

Reading Time: 2 minutes BitMEX co-founder and former CEO Arthur Hayes has handed himself into U.S. authorities Hayes pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10 million bond Four former BitMEX high ranking employees have been charged with operating an unlicensed...

Apr 06 2021

Why Decentralization Is Uniquely American

Apr 06 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  america culture liberty

Liberty is an ideal inherent to the founding of America, and this is reflected in Bitcoin.Hello everyone,First of all, I appreciate Joe Rogers, and the Bitcoin Magazine team giving me a chance to contribute, even though I am a total newbie to Bitcoin. I am a passionate student of history, so my interest in Bitcoin started because of my political philosophy...

Mar 17 2021

BitMEX Co-founder Ben Delo Pleads Not Guilty to CFTC Charges

Reading Time: 2 minutes BitMEX co-founder Ben Delo has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the trading platform Delo flew to the US to be arraigned but has returned to the UK on bail BitMEX employed no AML/KYC protocols and may have allowed individuals from...

Mar 13 2021

Hiding Crypto Profit? Operation Hidden Treasure is After You

Reading Time: 2 minutes Operation Hidden Treasure is a new taskforce set up by the IRS to identify crypto tax avoiders The new taskforce will use blockchain specialists to identify ‘signatures’ that are indicative of tax avoidance The IRS has tried various means of...

Mar 12 2021

Token Taxonomy Act Gets Reintroduced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Token Taxonomy Act has been re-tabled more than two years after it was first submitted The act hopes to distinguish digital assets from other securities and change their taxation The Token Taxonomy Act has failed to make it to the vote...

Mar 09 2021

Centra Tech Scam Is The Posterchild for the ICO Boom

Mar 09 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america cryptocurrency fraud ico opinions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The story of the Centra Tech scam is almost over, as the second co-founder was jailed Centra Tech has come to embody the ICO boom of 2017/18 From inception to demise, no other project encapsulates an era quite so much The...

Mar 08 2021

McAfee Faces 45 Years in Prison for Financial Crimes

Reading Time: 2 minutes John McAfee has been formally charged with a litany of fraud and money laundering charges McAfee and his executive advisor Jimmy Watson Jr could face up to 40 years in prison McAfee hasn’t filed a tax return in four years, during which time he...

Mar 03 2021

Biden SEC Pick Gary Gensler Vague Over Crypto Regulation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gary Gensler was vague when discussing cryptocurrency regulation yesterday Joe Biden’s SEC chair pick sounded tougher on platforms like Robinhood Gensler teaches on blockchain and cryptocurrency at MIT’s Sloan School Joe Biden’s pick for...

Feb 24 2021

Powell: U.S. Looking “Very Carefully” at Digital Dollar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell yesterday said that the Fed was looking “very carefully” at a digital dollar Powell added his backing for the development of a CBDC but added that there was pressure to “get it right” Countries like China are...

Feb 21 2021

North Korean Hackers Added to $1.3 Billion DoJ Charge

Feb 21 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america crime cryptocurrency news hack

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three North Koreans, alleged to be working for the state’s cyberattack unit, have been added to a $1.3 billion hacking case The Department of Justice has expanded the reach of its investigation, which includes the creation of malicious cryptocurrency...

Feb 18 2021

NYDIG Files for Bitcoin ETF in Association with Morgan Stanley

Feb 18 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news sec

Reading Time: < 1 minute NYDIG has joined the list of companies filing for a Bitcoin ETF The filing sees Morgan Stanley named as the “initial Authorized Participant” NYDIG is the third company to have filed for a Bitcoin ETF this year New York Digital...

Teenaged Virgil Capital Crypto Founder Rinsed $90 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgil Capital was thought to be a cryptocurrency hedge fund posting phenomenal returns Instead it was a Ponzi scheme set up by a 19-year-old college dropout Virgil Capital founder Stefan Qin now faces 14 years in prison for the $90 million fraud...

Feb 13 2021

Bitcoin Integrated into Miami Public Finances in U.S. First

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bitcoin will be integrated into the public finance system of Miami, mayor Francis Suarez has confirmed Suarez chaired a meeting of the city council on Thursday, during which his “crypto-forward” plans were rubber stamped City employees will be...

Feb 11 2021

$3 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Wallet Owner Identified?

Feb 11 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news crime silk road

Reading Time: 2 minutes The owner of the wallet that held ₿69,370 which was seized by the IRS in November may have been identified Fortune has linked the wallet to Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent who was imprisoned in 2015...

Feb 10 2021

Miami Mayor Wants Bitcoin on the Books

Reading Time: 2 minutes Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has said he wants to add Bitcoin to the city’s balance sheet Suarez cited Tesla’s adoption of Bitcoin as “very helpful” The Miami mayor is working on a resolution to achieve the goal The mayor of Miami, Francis...

Feb 02 2021

Bitcoin Money Launderer Pleads Guilty After Sting Operation

Feb 02 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news crime

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Bitcoin money launderer has pled guilty to laundering over $13 million in bitcoin Hugo Mejia ran his business for over two and a half years Mejia was undone by a sting operation where a police officer posed as a customer A...

Jan 27 2021

CoinSignals Operator Jeremy Spence Arrested by FBI

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bitcoin fund manager Jeremy Spence has been arrested after an FBI investigation into his CoinSignals trading operation Spence lost some $5 million in user funds between November 2017 and November 2018 A class action lawsuit prompted the...

Yellen to Seek “Effective Regulatory Framework” for Crypto

Reading Time: 2 minutes Janet Yellen has been confirmed as the first female Treasury Secretary in U.S. history Dr. Yellen caused a stir in the crypto community when she said in her confirmation hearing that cryptocurrencies were “of particular concern” Her written...

Jan 26 2021

Mohi-uddin Bitcoin ETF Comments Don’t Signal SEC Change

Jan 26 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news etf sec

Reading Time: 2 minutes The comments made about new SEC chair by Bank of Singapore chief economist Mansoor Mohi-uddin aren’t bullish on a Bitcoin ETF Mohi-uddin said that a Bitcoin ETF would be “an important milestone” His statements have been taken out of context and...

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