Police in Spain Say Bitcoin ATMs Expose Problems in Europe’s AML Laws

Spanish police authorities are raising the alarm because a recent criminal case involved the use of bitcoin ATMs, making their jobs more difficult.

Scammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud

An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their losses.

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Fake ID-for-Bitcoin Case

A fake ID ring operated between June 2013 and February 2018 and may have netted over $4.7 million in bitcoin.

It’s FATF’s Way or the Highway for Crypto Exchanges. That’s a Big Mistake

The crypto industry can fight money launderers effectively, but not the way FATF wants it to, a CEX.IO compliance officer writes.

I Started the Silk Road Wikipedia Page (Because Bitcoin)

Online black marketplace Silk Road had quite the effect on bitcoin, being one of the technology's biggest use cases in the early days, and...

EU Authorities Shut Down Bitcoin Transaction Mixer

A bitcoin transaction mixer has been seized and shut down by authorities in the European Union.

Deepdotweb Duo Indicted for Linking to Darknet Markets

Federal indictments unsealed on May 8 have revealed further details of the case against Deepdotweb’s operators. Tal Prihar, 37, an Israeli citizen residing in...

DeepDotWeb Defendants Used Bitcoin to Hide Criminal Proceeds, Say Feds

U.S. authorities formally charged the alleged moderators of DeepDotWeb with money laundering and other crimes.

FBI Seizes Popular Dark Market Search Site DeepDotWeb for Money Laundering

The FBI has seized DeepDotWeb, a comparison search system and news site for dark web markets, for alleged money laundering.

NYPD Warns $2 Million Stolen in Scam Involving Bitcoin

The New York Police Department warned the public to be aware of phone scams where callers impersonate government officials and demand bitcoin.

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