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Feds: Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Acted as ‘Vehicle for Money Laundering’

The  New York Times reports that federal authorities have brought criminal charges against the owners of one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency trading exchanges, BitMEX, alleging that the Hong Kong-based company was used to launder money and engage in illegal transactions. BitMEX handles a volume of $1.5 billion in crypto trades each day, making it one of the top five cryptocurrency exchanges.

Largest Nordic bank Nordea bans employees' bitcoin trade

Police: Florida Teenager Orchestrated Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, has been arrested after being accused of orchestrating the recent Twitter hack that saw the accounts of multiple high-profile users hijacked to spread a Bitcoin scam. The teen faces 30 felony charges related to the hack.

Graham Clark Twitter Hack

Twitter: Massive Hack Based on ‘Coordinated Social Engineering Attack,’ Full Extent Not Known

Multiple verified Twitter accounts fell victim to a widespread hack that aimed to scam Twitter users into sending Bitcoin to anonymous accounts, now reports claim that hackers gained access to the accounts with the help of Twitter employees, possibly in exchange for money. The company blamed a “coordinated social engineering attack,” which implies that Twitter employees were tricked into unwittingly helping the hackers.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Dorsey faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about how foreign …

DOJ: Ohio Man Ran $300 Million Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

An Ohio man has been arrested by federal authorities for running a “Bitcoin mixer” service on the dark web that helped to launder as much as $300 million in Bitcoin. The bitcoin allegedly laundered by the service are now worth $3.5 billion at the current valuation.

A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Treasury Cracks Down on Chinese Fentanyl Traffickers

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the “Chinese drug kingpins fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis.” The individuals and organizations designated for Treasury action deal in powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are often mixed into other street drugs without the knowledge of customers, resulting in countless deaths by overdose.

The US opioid epidemic is accelerating, with hospital emergency room visits for overdoses from drugs like heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers up 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trump Faces Backlash from Base over Bitcoin

President Donald Trump faced a backlash from his online supporters last week after he condemned the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as “highly volatile” and a facilitator of illegal activity. Trump called for Facebook’s new “Libra” cryptocurrency to be regulated like a bank.

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on July 12, 2019. - Trump is traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Delingpole: Watch – the Best Ever Song About Brexit…

The excellent Dominic Frisby has written a Brexit song which I think you all might enjoy. It has a particularly fine chorus, sung to the tune of the old Devon folk song Widdecombe Fair which brilliantly mocks Project Fear and all its myriad dodgy Establishment promulgators…

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