Multi-Million Bitcoin ATM Plot Exposes Holes in EU’s Money Laundering Net

Spain’s Guardia Civil (Civil Guard) police unit has indicated that current rules in Europe are inadequate with regards to discouraging the use of Bitcoin ATMs to launder money. According to Bloomberg, this deficiency results from the fact that the owners of the Bitcoin ATMs are not required by the strict AML regulations to vet users …

Hackers Thieve $32 Million in Cryptocurrency from Japanese Exchange Bitpoint

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint’s parent company Remixpoint has just revealed that the operator has lost 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) to hackers, as reported by the Nikkei Asian Review. ¥3.5 billion hacked from Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange https://t.co/zbdqXgFCIO — The Japan Times (@japantimes) July 12, 2019 Customer funds worth 2.5 billion yen have been stolen by …

Binance Launches Bitcoin Margin Trading on 2.0 Platform with 3x Leverage

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has officially launched a margin trading platform. After strong demand from traders, the Binance 2.0 platform will allow users to leverage their trades across six digital assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Binance Coin (BNB), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Tether (USDT), and Tron (TRX). #Binance Launches Margin Trading service for …

Iranian Authorities Disagree on Whether Bitcoin Is Legal

The crypto community in Iran is still riding a roller coaster as the country seeks to bring its economy forward. Even though the country has expressed its interest in digital assets, enthusiasts cannot be very optimistic yet. According to recent statements by Nasser Hakimi, who serves as the deputy governor for new technologies at the …

Bitcoin Price Breakout Eyes Massive Upside Beyond 2019 High

Bitcoin price bounced into the green during the European morning session yesterday and hasn’t left the territory ever since. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate today established an intraday high of $12,794.27 on Coinbase exchange. The move upside brought the pair’s month-to-date returns 19.17 percent higher. But most importantly, the move helped bitcoin break above a crucial resistance …

Coinbase Competition Grows as Veteran CEX.io Launches US Office

Users of long-time Coinbase competitor CEX.io will have gotten an e-mail today informing them of the exchange’s decision to open a U.S. entity. It’s official!https://t.co/OPoleqNuJO has received a Money Transmitter License in 9 more states: Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Maryland, Alaska, and New Hampshire.Welcome to secure and regulated #crypto trading! …

Iran Accuses US of Looking to Thwart Its Bitcoin Mining Operations

Iran’s Assistant Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Saeed Zarandi, said that Trump’s administration is working to block bitcoin mining in the country, according to local news outlet Fars. After lobbying to get the country out of the SWIFT system, the U.S. now seems to have its eyes set on the recent interest of Iranian …