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Janet Yellen Reveals Plans for Bitcoin — Sees Cryptocurrencies Used Mainly for Illicit Financing

Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s pick for the Treasury Secretary, has revealed her policy for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. She claims that cryptocurrencies are mainly used for illicit financing and their use needs to be curtailed. Janet Yellen Reveals Her Plans for Cryptocurrencies In the Senate hearing to consider Janet Yellen’s nomination as Secretary of the Treasury […]

Major Darknet Marketplace for Stolen Cards Shuts Down After Making Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin

The longest-running marketplace for stolen credit cards on the darknet has announced the shutting down of its services. The administrator of Joker’s Stash, founded in 2014, stated that the site would be taken down in February. Site Generated Over $1 Billion in BTC ‘Over the Past Years,’ Claims a Security Research Firm According to the […]

Bithumb CEO Predicts Only Four to Seven South Korean Crypto Exchanges Will Survive New Rules

The CEO of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has made some predictions regarding the upcoming new rules governing the national industry. In fact, the executive believes there will only be between four and seven exchanges surviving the new regulation. Smaller Companies Unlikely to Meet New Banking, Anti-Money Laundering Protocols on Time During an interview […]

Economist Slams ECB Chief Lagarde’s Bitcoin Remarks as Dangerous for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Responding to European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde’s recent remarks about bitcoin, the chief economist at investment firm Tressis said what Lagarde implied was “outrageous” and “dangerous” for cryptocurrency regulation. Economist Says Governments Would Be Happy to Implement Strict Crypto Regulations Daniel Lacalle, fund manager and chief economist at Tressis Gestion, commented on Christine […]

Australian Bitcoin Trader Sues Banks for Systematic Discrimination

An Australian bitcoin trader has filed a lawsuit against two of the country’s biggest commercial banks, accusing them of systematic discrimination when they closed his accounts on short notice. Allan Flynn is demanding compensation of AU$250,000 ($193,000) from ANZ and Westpac banks for closing his accounts immediately after they had been opened, the Australian Financial […]

Are bitcoins easy to mine?

Bitcoin is at par with the market’s leading commodity- Gold due to its high value in the financial market. It is often termed “Digital gold.” Like gold mining happens from the earth’s surface, bitcoins, with the help of computers. Bitcoin is the most dominant crypto-currency since its start in 2009. It has existed for more […]

Russian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Amid Accusations of Exit Scam

The Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin has shut down amid accusations that it has pulled an exit scam. Customers are unable to withdraw their funds and have been asked to provide extensive identifying information which they fear would lead to identity theft. The exchange claims that it was hacked in December. Livecoin Crypto Exchange Closes Down […]

Why Poker Players Love Crypto

In 2020 and beyond we have seen a significant increase in the number of cryptocurrency casinos available online. Players now have several dedicated Bitcoin casinos from which to choose and that number is only going to get greater over time. Cryptocurrency casinos offer exactly the same type of games as standard online casinos but poker […]

European Parliament Petitioned to Create Crypto Crime Compensation Fund

A petition has been submitted to the European Parliament, asking to implement a scheme to compensate crypto-related victims. The crimes mentioned in the petition 0421/2020 include fraud, piracy, and extortion. Petition’s Author Represents Victims in the Bitsane Alleged Scam Case According to the author, lawyer Jonathan Levy, the petition asks the bloc to implement a […]