Tag: U.S.

Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here The U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) […]

U.S. Warns Visa, Mastercard to ‘Proceed With Caution’ Regarding Libra

U.S. Warns Visa, Mastercard to ‘Proceed With Caution’ Regarding Libra In the wake of Paypal’s very public exit from the Libra project, U.S. lawmakers are now pressuring Stripe, Visa and Mastercard to rethink their membership of the Libra Association as well. On October 8, three letters from two U.S. senators […]

U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto Climes

U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto Climes Cryptocurrency companies in the United States aren’t happy. Token issuers, exchanges, and VCs are up in arms about vague and contradictory guidance on crypto asset regulation. Should the U.S. fail to revise its financial laws, they warn, there is […]

Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for Operating ‘Fraudulent Pyramid Scheme’

Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for Operating ‘Fraudulent Pyramid Scheme’ On March 8, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced that officials have indicted two of the top leaders of the notorious Onecoin project. The prosecutors charged Onecoin cofounders Konstantin […]

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been denied a motion to stay in a class action lawsuit in the U.S. The Northern District of Illinois lawsuit originally filed by Anthony […]

Bitcoin Primely Positioned as U.S. Foreign Policy Pushes Rivals to Ditch Dollar

Bitcoin Primely Positioned as U.S. Foreign Policy Pushes Rivals to Ditch Dollar As President Donald Trump presides over geopolitical shape-shifting as the poster boy of separatist politics, the most significant clapback yet may be loss of confidence in the U.S. dollar. The dollar has been politically weaponized in the service […]

Bitcoin Bomb Threats Strike Hong Kong After Debacle In U.S., Canada

Bitcoin Bomb Threats Strike Hong Kong After Debacle In U.S., Canada Over the past 72 hours, bomb threats attempting to extort Bitcoin (BTC) from business owners and governmental agencies have taken the world by storm, affecting thousands across Canada, the U.S., and New Zealand. Although the threats have begun to […]

U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins

U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins An American man has pled guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, having sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin on LocalBitcoins.com Cointelegraph.com News

U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan Petro

U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan Petro A bipartisan group of senators in the United States are seeking strong sanctions against Venezuela’s Petro. The proposed sanctions would extend an executive order from March to prohibit U.S. residents from providing software to the Venezuelan government in its efforts to […]