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…

Banks Launder $2.7 Billion Every Day, Crypto Exchanges $9 Million in Two Years

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Earlier this month, Danske Bank, the biggest bank in Denmark, faced its largest scandal to date for laundering more than $230 billion. Despite the billions of dollars banks launder on a daily basis, critics are still focused on crypto exchanges. On Sept. 28, Erik Voorhees, the CEO of popular cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift, responded to the…

Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

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Respected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For…

World’s First Legal Literature on ICOs Calls Out Fundraising Method

World’s First Legal Literature on ICOs Calls Out Fundraising Method

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A University of Pennsylvania legal research report concluded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have mostly “failed” to reflect on their contractual promises as described in their whitepapers. ICO Projects a Far-Fetched Endeavour Titled “Coin-Operated Capitalism,” the paper was released on July 17, 2018, and aims to explore ICOs as a legitimate option of fundraising. The paper…