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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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Europol Reveals Gamified Coin Tracing Training for Law Enforcement at Crypto Conference

Europol — the law enforcement agency of the European Union — is hosting its sixth cryptocurrency conference, with over 300 crypto experts from law enforcement and the private sector reportedly in attendance. The news was revealed in a Europol press release published on June 14.The conference — organized by

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Japan Hopes to Set Global Crypto Law Benchmark With Latest Regulatory Update

On May 31, the Japanese House of Representatives amended two cryptocurrency-related laws, the Payment Services Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, which will come into effect in April 2020.Most Japanese crypto exchanges have welcomed the changes, since they expect more institutional investors to join the crypto industry.

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Supreme Arbitration Court Judge Urges for Inclusion of Crypto in Civil Law

A judge at Russia’s Supreme Arbitration Court has argued that the term digital assets should be included in the Russian Civil Law, local state-backed media agency Federal Press reports on June 4.Lyudmila Novoselova, chairman at the Court for Intellectual Rights of Russian Federation and a judge at the Supreme

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Central Bank’s Draft Law Requires Licenses for Crypto-Related Activities

A new banking law drafted for the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) would make it mandatory to obtain licenses in advance of creating, advertising or operating platforms for issuing or trading cryptocurrencies. The news was reported by online newspaper The Egypt Independent on May 28.Citing an official source’s remarks

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UK Gov’t-Led Jurisdiction Team to Define Status of Crypto Under English Private Law

A British government-led jurisdiction team has launched a public consultation to determine the status of crypto assets under English private law, according to an official statement on May 9.In the document, the United Kingdom Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT) stated that the existing legal uncertainty around the crypto industry is a

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