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Eike Batista Arrested on Suspicion of Money Laundering Via Bitcoin

Wealthy businessman Eike Batista has been arrested by federal police on account of suspected money laundering, which they believe he achieved by trading Bitcoin (BTC) on his wife’s behalf.The details of Batista’s arrest were reported by Cointelegraph Brasil on Aug. 8. Prosecutors reportedly found notes indicating that he had

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Bitcoin Safe Haven Sucking in Money From China, Says Blockchain Executive

Bitcoin (BTC) really does function as a safe haven asset in 2019, another source has told mainstream media as the United States-China trade war rages.Bitcoin increasingly important amid economic uncertaintySpeaking to Forbes in an interview on Aug. 8, Chris Reinertsen, chief marketing officer of blockchain consultancy Rhythm Technologies, said

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Elliptic Launches Data Set to Identify Crypto Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has released the Elliptic Data Set, geared toward identifying cryptocurrency transactions associated with money laundering (AML). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2.Making the crypto world more transparentHaving developed a data set of 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with

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ECB Money Printing Is ‘Rocket Fuel’ for Bitcoin Price, Says Pompliano

Morgan Creek Digital Assets co-founder Anthony Pompliano says the European Central Bank (ECB)’s expected dovish turn will be “rocket fuel” for Bitcoin.In a tweet posted on July 26, Pompliano commented on a fresh Bloomberg article investigating the ECB’s imminent policy moves — potentially including interest-rate cuts and renewed quantitative

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I’m Not Satoshi — I Don’t Have That Much Money, Says Sci-Fi Author

Popular speculative fiction author Neal Stephenson says suggestions he could be Satoshi Nakamoto are “flattering” but unfounded. Cryptonomicon or bustStephenson made his remarks during an interview on the Conversations with Tyler podcast on July 17 in response to a half-jocular suggestion first proposed in Reason magazine article this spring. The novelist

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Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes Corporate-Controlled Money in House’s Libra Hearing

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the control of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in today’s United States House Committee on Financial Services hearing.As per a recording of the event, provided by C-Span on July 17, Ocasio-Cortez addressed Calibra wallet CEO David Marcus, asking, “[Facebook] wants to establish a currency and

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