Tag Archives: Money Laundering

Brazil: Tether’s New Banking Partner Deltec Suspected of Accepting Laundered Funds

Brazilian law enforcement has solicited the help of Bahamian authorities to investigate suspicious transactions to Deltec Bank & Trust – the recently-announced new banking partner of controversial stablecoin Tether (USDT) – major Brazilian newspaper O Globo reports Nov. 6. As per the report, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office in São Paulo is on the trail of Paulo Vieira… Read More »

Ex-Fed Chair Yellen Rants Against Bitcoin: “I Am Not a Fan”

Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, shared her dislike of Bitcoin in a five-minute speech at CFA Montreal. The ex-central banker mentioned its little transactional volume, connection to terrorist activities as well as money laundering, and inefficiencies for the purpose of processing payments. Janet Yellen Forgets USD, Tells Financial Analysts Bitcoin is Connected to Terrorism and… Read More »

Binance Freezes Funds With Suspected Money Laundering Links From Controversial Exchange WEX

Troubled cryptocurrency exchange WEX.nz has seen its funds frozen by fellow exchange Binance after users claimed the exchange was involved in money laundering, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed on social media Oct. 29. In response to an alert by an online trader known as John James on Twitter, Zhao said Binance had quarantined funds sent from wallets associated with… Read More »

Global Money Laundering Watchdog to Establish Crypto-Focused Guidelines by June

The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto Regulation on Money Laundering Paris, France-based money laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has seen increasing pressure from global governments to unify regulation of the cryptocurrency… Read More »

Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The giant confirmed that… Read More »

Another Case For Crypto: Bank That Banned Bitcoin Accused Of Money Laundering

There is no greater irony than a bank which banned its employees from buying Bitcoin getting nailed for money laundering. Finance industry regulators in Sweden have received a report which alleges that Finland based Nordea Bank could be embroiled in a money laundering scandal. According to reports the Nordic banking giant accepted dirty money from two banks in… Read More »

FinCEN Blasts Iran’s ‘Malign’ Use of Crypto to Bypass Economic Sanctions

A U.S. crime-fighting agency is urging domestic exchanges to help prevent the Iranian regime from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advisory Friday, stating that Iran’s “illicit and malign” use of cryptocurrency to “exploit” the financial system includes at least $3.8 million-worth of bitcoin-denominated transactions every year. “While the use of virtual currency… Read More »

Nearly $1 Billion Stolen In Crypto Hacks So Far This Year: Research

The losses related to crypto hacks continue to rise sharply, with nearly $1 billion stolen so far this year, new research suggests. In the first nine months of 2018, hackers stole $927 million from the cryptocurrency exchanges and other platforms, according to a recent report from blockchain security firm CipherTrace. The document, titled “Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering 2018 Q3,” indicates… Read More »

Suspect in Thai Bitcoin Scam Unable to Return to Thailand Due to Passport Revocation

The Foreign Ministry of Thailand has revoked the passport of an alleged crypto scammer, which has reportedly rendered him unable to return to his home country for prosecution, the Bangkok Post reports Wednesday, Oct. 10. According to the report, Prinya Jaravijit was in the U.S. after a cryptocurrency investment scheme surfaced in which he and several accomplices allegedly… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacking Jumped 250% YTD, Says Report

A report on cryptocurrency theft published by cyber security firm CipherTrace found that hacking of exchanges and trading platforms has jumped 250 percent in the first nine months of 2018 on a year-over-year basis, reaching $927 million. $2.5 Billion Laundered on Top 20 Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Says CipherTrace Report Smaller thefts within the digital currency space, ranging from $20… Read More »