Tagged: department of treasury

US Treasury Department Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned the Bitcoin addresses of two Iranians the office says processed Bitcoin ransoms on behalf of Iranian hackers who targeted government and business sites in the US and Canada. Anyone who does… Read More

Bill Approved by House of Representatives Requires Department of Treasury to Develop Plan to Combat Criminal Financial Networks Including use of Digital Currencies

The US House of Representatives has just passed a Bill, HR 4768, that will require the US Department of the Treasury, in consultation with various U.S. agencies, to develop a national strategy to combat the financial networks of transnational organized criminals. The Bill passed the… Read More

OCC Fintech Charter: We Need a Government that Embraces Financial Innovation

The Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is an independent bureau within the United States Department of the Treasury that was created by the National Currency Act of 1863 (154 years ago, 20 years before the automobile was invented by Karl Benz from Germany)…. Read More

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