Cryptocurrency Accounts for Less Than 2% of All Japanese Money Laundering Cases

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Money laundering cases related to cryptocurrencies in Japan have increased significantly in 2018. Nevertheless, their number remains a fraction of the total. According to the Japanese press, the majority of reported money laundering instances actually involve banks and other traditional financial institutions. Also read: Platform for Crypto Payments to Bank Accounts Launching in the UK…

A Millennial and Crypto Love Story: How This Generation Is Ghosting Banks

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America’s youth has long been in a bad relationship with banks. Their predatory, self-serving practices have left a bad taste in the mouths of many young consumers, who have historically acclimated and resigned themselves to the system as they aged. Millennials have been accused of killing almost every industry, from golf to napkins, but now…

Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

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22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit…

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

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The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 6 How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice The key to…an anarcho-capitalist court system is found in the concept of a “personal judiciary”. [Acting as your own judge.]…The courts’ purpose is to enable men to settle disputes so…

Korean Court Rules in Favor of Cryptocurrency Exchange Against Bank

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A South Korean district court has ruled that Nonghyup Bank, a major bank in the country, cannot block transactions to the account of cryptocurrency exchange Coinis based solely on the government’s anti-money laundering guidelines. This is reportedly the first time a Korean crypto exchange has taken legal action against a bank for blocking its transactions.…

Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of…

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

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During Ripple’s annual Swell conference, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced three firms that will use XRP in commercial cross-border payments.

Brazil’s Biggest Banks Under Investigation For Monopoly In Cryptocurrency Trade

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Some of Brazil’s biggest banks have come under investigation for alleged monopolistic tendencies in the trade of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense, a transparency and competition body, accuses the financial institutions shutting down accounts of brokers trading cryptocurrency without merit. Also read: Zimbabwe’s Golix Battles To Grow Volume After Breaking Into…

Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners

Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners

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In a chilling but sadly all-too-familiar sequence of events, UK banks have been targeting cryptocurrency owners. Individuals who have cashed out large amounts of cryptocurrency – legitimately – have had their assets frozen and accounts locked without warning, fueled by fears of money laundering and a general distrust of bitcoin. One victim even claims to…