French police arrest terror financing ring that used Bitcoin coupons

A large goup of accomplaces allegedly financing a jihadist network in Syria have been arrested after a sting operation by French police — despite choosing cryptocurrency coupons in an attempt to cover their tracks. In a statement, police said that “constant surveillance of these networks prompted terrorist organisations to seek more opacity by using cryptocurrencies […]

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Indian man arrested on charges of crypto fraud via ‘Morris Coin’ scheme

District police have arrested a 36-year-old man from the Malappuram district of the south Indian state of Kerala on charges of operating a cryptocurrency scam. Nishad has been charged under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act by the district police chief U Abdul Karim. A team led by police inspector P Vishnu […]

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At $10,600, Bitcoin price is on track for its second-best quarter ever

Bitcoin (BTC) is on track for its best third quarter ever, data shows as Q3 2020 has just one day left to go. According to price records from on-chain analytics resource Skew, this year should produce Bitcoin’s strongest Q3 in its history. BTC price challenges Q2 2019 close BTC/USD traded at around $10,680 at press […]

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Bitcoin exchange reserves down $5B in 2020 hints at whale accumulation

The Bitcoin (BTC) reserves of exchanges are continuing to drop, which suggests retail investors and whales might be accumulating. According to data from CryptoQuant, all exchanges’ reserves dropped to 2.4 million BTC, which is equivalent to $25 billion. In contrast, in October 2019, exchanges had around 2.8 million BTC, currently worth $30 billion. Bitcoin reserves […]

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Crypto Finance Conference to host industry experts in-person in January 2021

As the world is battling to recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a major cryptocurrency event in Switzerland prepares to take return to a physical format. Crypto Finance Conference (CfC) St. Moritz, an international crypto event held in St. Moritz, will take place from Jan. 20–22, 2021, and feature speakers from key […]

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BitcoinACKS Lets You ‘Sponsor’ Bitcoin Development – CoinDesk

“If Bitcoin is decentralized, who funds its development?” This longstanding question, historically answered by the quiet work of volunteer Bitcoin developers, now has a new response: a website that allows Bitcoin users to pledge payment for protocol upgrades. The brainchild of Pierre Rochard, BitcoinACKs aggregates pull requests for protocol improvements from the Bitcoin Core GitHub […]

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Global economy saved: Reddit’s MOON token has a $2.64 septillion market cap

In defiance of Reddit’s apparent wishes, crypto traders have devised a way to exchange the social platform’s ‘community points’  tokens for fiat — and it’s resulted in a pretty surprising market cap.  In May Reddit announced it would begin distributing ERC-20 rewards tokens on the Rinkeby testnet among users of its cryptocurrency and Fortnite subcommunities […]

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93% of the top 250 coins declined in price in September

Over the last few months, DeFi protocols including Yearn.Finance, Compound, Synthetix, and Chainlink have seen their token prices go through the roof, sparking talk that the long-awaited bull market might be here.  The DeFi boom is built on Ethereum and propelled ETH’s price rise from $100 in March to $470 in August. However, the DeFi […]

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Devere Group CEO Predicts Bitcoin Can Replace Gold as Top Safe-Haven Within a Generation | Finance Bitcoin News

A few weeks ago, Devere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green said that he believed the U.S. election would bolster the price of bitcoin. Speaking with the financial broadcast MoneyFM on Monday, Green said he also believes that bitcoin will replace gold as the ultimate financial safe haven within the timespan of a generation. Devere […]

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FinCEN director warns banks about cryptocurrency risk exposure

The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) director Kenneth Blanco has warned banks to think seriously about their cryptocurrency risk exposure. During the virtual 2020 ACAMS anti-money laundering Conference in Las Vegas this week, Blanco discussed the obligations of banks in implementing effective anti-money laundering (AML) policies. Current FinCEN regulations (FIN-2019-A003) state that it is […]

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