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Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US Sanctions

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Right after Washington’s move to impose sanctions that will restrict Iran’s access to US currency, reports came out that Tehran is speeding up the project to develop a national cryptocurrency. Officials in the Islamic Republic believe the state-issued coin could help circumvent the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. Iran to Evade US Sanctions Using Read More

New Extradition Request Complicates Case of Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik

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A Greek court has accepted a Russian request to extradite Bitcoin (BTC) fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik, complicating subsequent international litigation, the Associated Press reported July 30. A panel of senior judges in the city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of a new extradition request from Russia for the accused computer expert. At a hearing on Read More

The EU de-escalated a trade war with the US by promising to do things it wanted to do anyway

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker went to the White House yesterday (July 25) hoping to avert an all-out trade war with the US. He came away having seemingly cajoled Donald Trump into a remarkable climbdown—and mainly by promising to do things that the EU has been planning to do for years. Obviously the European Union, Read More

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

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Services The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Whitelist of Crypto Firms The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created Read More

U.S Congressman Sounds Off On Cryptocurrency Industry Amid Democratic Hacking Scandal

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Advertisement The recent indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers by the team of Special Counsel Robert Muller has been dominating headlines. The officers are charged with hacking the computer networks of some staffers on the Hillary Clinton campaign, people involved with the Democratic National Committee, and people involved with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Deputy Read More

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX

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Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems, raising new questions about an already mysterious trading platform. “‏Dear Wex, when withdraws will enable ??” asked Twitter user Alireza Moosavi on Friday, joining a crowd of Wex customers complaining they couldn’t withdraw funds for the second day in a Read More

Greek Court Rules to Extradite Alexander Vinnik, Accused of Laundering $4 Bln in Bitcoin

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A Greek court has ruled to extradite the alleged former operator of crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, to France, local news outlet CNN Greece reported Friday, July 13. The 39-year old Russian national Vinnik, also known colloquially as “Mr. Bitcoin,” was indicted by U.S. authorities on charges of fraud and money laundering last year, reportedly Read More