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Drug Trafficking Group in Spain Used Crypto ATMs for Money Laundering

With cryptocurrency came a lot of innovative developments. One of such innovations is the creation of ATM-like machines specifically for dispensing virtual currencies.These machines function like the conventional automated teller machines (ATMs). You can put in a specific amount to get the equivalent worth in crypto coins or convert the

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Bitcoin ATMs Undermine EU Anti-Money Laundering Efforts, Says Spanish Police

Spanish law enforcement says Bitcoin ATMs enable criminals to circumvent anti-money laundering (AML) regulations according to a report by Bloomberg. This statement comes following calls from officials in Canada for crypto cash machines to be banned over money-laundering concerns. Meanwhile, the number of crypto kiosks worldwide has crossed 5,000 and

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FATF to Strengthen Control Over Crypto Exchanges to Prevent Money Laundering

Today’s Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) announcement focused on digital currency’s role in money laundering and heightened regulation, as Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted in his closing remarks.The FATF — an intergovernmental organization that focuses its efforts on fighting money laundering — is planning to strengthen control over cryptocurrency exchanges

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CFTC Launches Action against U.K. Firm for Laundering More than 22,800 Bitcoin (BTC)

According to a report by Finance Feeds published on June 18, 2019, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint against a U.K.-based firm named Control-Finance Ltd. and its sole Director Benjamin Reynolds. The regulator reported that they stole more 22,800 bitcoin (approx. $147 million) from customers by

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Spanish Law Enforcement Arrests 35 Suspects for Bank Fraud, BTC Money Laundering

Spanish law enforcement arrested 35 people for allegedly counterfeiting banking cards and laundering the proceeds through bitcoin (BTC), local media La Verdad reports on June 14.Per the report, the organization obtained over €600,000 ($674,000) and laundered over €1 million ($1.2 million) using bitcoin. Furthermore, the Command of Alicante reportedly

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G20 passes guidelines for Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering for cryptocurrencies

A meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors has passed a resolution to apply recently amended FATF (Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering) guidelines to cryptocurrencies. “We reaffirm our commitment to applying the recently amended FATF standards to virtual assets and related providers for AML and CFT,” says

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Bestmixer.io Seized by Europol | Money Laundering

Europol indicated that on Wednesday the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service had seized Bestmixer.io which is a bitcoin transaction mixer. A statement from Europol referred to the action as the “first law enforcement action of its kind against such a cryptocurrency mixer service.” Europol, FIOD and Luxembourg Authorities Seize Bestmixer.io

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