Tag: Regulation

OFAC Escalates Russian Sanctions Listing Bitcoin Addresses, US Treasury Crypto Crackdown Rumors Spread

Rumors concerning the U.S. Treasury cracking down on several financial institutions over money laundering has been spreading like wildfire on social media and forums. There’s been no formal announcement from the U.S. entity and at this stage, the news is widely considered FUD. However, some are assuming the hearsay stems from the recent Russian sanctions […]

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Court Summons Mirror Trading International Executives Over BTC Global Scam Allegations

Two executives of Mirror Trading International (MTI) have been summoned by a high court in connection with another cryptocurrency investment scam called BTC Global. The court summons followed a civil lawsuit filed by 18 plaintiffs demanding compensation from them. Two MTI Executives Linked to BTC Global Scam A High Court summons was issued to Clynton […]

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Vehicles for Speculation’

The Federal Reserve chairman believes that cryptocurrencies are “really vehicles for speculation” and “No one is using them for payments.” He then compared crypto to gold. His comments about cryptocurrency followed Coinbase’s direct listing on Nasdaq. Fed Chair Powell Thinks Crypto Is for Speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talked about cryptocurrency in an interview […]

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Turkey Bans Cryptocurrency Use for Payments as Local Currency Plunges

The Central bank of the Republic of Turkey has issued a cryptocurrency regulation prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments of goods and services. From the end of this month, crypto assets cannot be used directly or indirectly as a means of payment in the country and no service can be provided for this purpose. […]

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Turkey’s central bank bans the use of cryptocurrencies for payments

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has banned the use of cryptocurrencies for payments. Announcing the news on Friday, the central bank said crypto-assets cannot be used directly or indirectly for payments, and no firm can provide such services. “Payment service providers cannot develop business models in a way that crypto assets are […]

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At Congressional hearing, panelists question why crypto and fintech firms need bank licenses

Congress gathered a group of legal experts Thursday for a hearing on fintech’s use of bank licenses. Ultimately, much of the dialogue centered on one particular subject: if a crypto firm wants to offer certain banking services, is the OCC in charge of giving the green light? The hearing featured three law professors, a representative […]

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South Korean City Threatens to Seize Cryptos From Tax Evaders

Crypto tax evasion is becoming a hot potato for the authorities in some Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea. A South Korean city is now actively fighting against tax evaders who are suspiciously reporting meager earnings in their filings. 511 Individuals in the Authorities’ Eyes According to Gugkje News, the authorities of Gyeongju, […]

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Proposed Miami-Dade crypto task force would explore whether to accept crypto for county payments

Residents of Miami-Dade County in the U.S. state of Florida may one day be able to pay their taxes in the form of cryptocurrency. A memorandum made public on Thursday indicates that Miami-Dade County commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins has proposed the creation of the Miami-Dade Cryptocurrency Task Force, which, among other objectives, would seek to […]

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Biden calls out crypto’s use in sanctions evasion in executive order response to Russian cyberattacks

US President Joe Biden’s White House issued an executive order on Wednesday morning declaring a national emergency and expanding sanctions in response to Russian cyberattacks. The order issues wide-bore priorities for the Treasury to bar transactions in the US by anyone the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) determines to have been involved in a […]

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