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Global Money Laundering Watchdog to Establish Crypto-Focused Guidelines by June

The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto Regulation on Money Laundering Paris, France-based money laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has seen increasing pressure from global governments to unify regulation...

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SEC Establishes FinHub to Engage Public on Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches FinHub Portal in Connection with the Issuance of Its DAO Report FinHub, which replaces several internal working groups at...

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iCloud Hacker Demanded $175,000 Ransom to be Paid in Bitcoin

A hacker who filmed himself accessing Apple iCloud accounts has appeared in a U.K. court. Kerem Albayrak had demanded around $175,000 in ransom be paid in Bitcoin and Apple iTunes vouchers for the non-disclosure of sensitive user data. Apple Hacker Charged in Connection with Bitcoin Blackmail An IT analyst from north London has been charged...

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Could Celebrity-Issued Cryptocurrencies Become a New Trend?

World number two tennis professional, Caroline Wozniacki plans to issue her own digital token with celebrity blockchain platform Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX). Fans of the Danish ace will eventually be able to trade the tokens for various exclusive perks. Celebrity Tokens: Next Big Thing or Blatant Attempt to Cash In? Tennis professional Wozniacki has...