Apr 05, 2019 at 09:48
Mafias in Italy Use Bitcoin & Cryptos for Money Laundering
The rate of illegal activities including money laundering through Bitcoin (BTC), is alarming in Italy and throughout Europe at large. Crypto startup Eidoo, founded by Italians, which allows users to store, convert and spend digital currencies, selected an apartment in 2017 in a building structure that was sequestered for ndrangheta in Chiasso, Switzerland, just 0.4 kilometers from the Italian border.
Mar 24, 2019 at 15:54
San Marino Issues Blockchain and Crypto AML Decree
In an effort to prevent illegal activities that go with blockchain and crypto, Republic of San Marino has come up with a decree aiming at creating strong anti-money laundering regulation (AML) in relation to the distributed ledger technology (DLT), so as to standardize the technology, and further evaluate all potential scenarios in Italy.
Mar 17, 2019 at 15:28
Europe Fights Illegal Activities Associated with Crypto
Crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple and others, facilitate money laundering activities by 4% in Europe. In June 2018, the European Union (EU) created the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML5) to tackle these illegal activities related to virtual currencies including funding terrorism.
Crypto Italy: OECD Takes Measures Against Laundering Money
OECD developed a set of anti-money laundering methods that covers manipulations with digital currencies as well as fiat currencies. Such measures include adequate verification of customers for transactions exceeding $1,000, sanctions for legal violations, and registering the subjects that provide crypto related services.
Ethereum Fees: $300k is Charged for Sending $14 ETH
Ethereum (ETH), the second bull cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, has a massive number of users but one of them is drawing out another mortgage following a charge of more than 2100 ETH in an attempt to send someone $14 worth of ETH. This fee is abnormal and appears as if it was a mistake, but the customer’s account is still active meaning that the possibilities of making such kind of a mistake is high.
Citigroup Has Started Headhunting Bitcoin Pros to Join Its AML Group
Given the risks associated with money laundering, one of the largest companies on the American financial market, Citigroup, has decided to hire a couple of cryptocurrency-educated workers. Potential candidates possessing a so-called Bitcoin Professional Certification (BPC) are of greater preference.