The Department of Justice (DOJ) has unsealed documents related to a drug smuggling case alleging that a cartel attempted to bribe U.S. officials and purchase U.S. passports using the cryptocurrency Tether. As first reported by Decrypt, the documents, which were published September 24, accuse six individuals of laundering millions for drug cartels over the course […]
US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework
United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr says the recent publishing of the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework will help law enforcement to fight elements using digital currencies for illicit ends. Produced by the AG’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, the framework provides law enforcement with what Barr terms a “comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges […]
The “Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework” recognizes the potential and risks associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC). It identifies the DeFi space and privacy coins as part of its biggest challenges. The U.S. Department of Justice has published a report that could serve as a guide to shape the future vision of authorities and regulators in […]
Quick Take Now that the U.S. government has come down on BitMEX and its former executives, three big questions linger about what might happen next. The Block interviewed legal experts to get answers. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block.