Tagged: elliptic

Steve Mnuchin’s Comments on Libra: “Bullish news for the future of cryptocurrencies”

US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin held a press conference yesterday in advance of Capitol Hill hearings this week addressing concerns surrounding Facebook’s stablecoin Lira. Mnuchin cautioned the audience that Facebook, and any other crypto creator, must adhere to the high standards of KYC and… Read More

Monero Developers Defend Their Cryptocurrency Against Allegations of Criminal Use

The development team behind the “privacy coin” Monero has taken exception to a Reuters report profiling the coin and highlighting its use by criminals. “For a story that ‘examines the features and characteristics of some of the alternatives to Bitcoin that have grabbed the attention… Read More

Wirex Strengthen Partnership With Elliptic to Prevent Cryptocurrency Fraud & Laundering

Wirex, a hybrid personal finance platform that merges blockchain tech and traditional finance, announced on Friday it has strengthened its partnership with cryptocurrency safety services Elliptic to reduce the risk of cryptocurrency fraud and money laundering. According to Wirex, the duo has been working together… Read More

Hamas Sophisticating Its Bitcoin Donations System

Israeli civic-defence groups have been sounding the alarm since January that the militant Palestinian-liberation organization Hamas has started raising funds via Bitcoin. And while donations of Bitcoins to Hamas so far pale in comparison to the millions of dollars Hamas is believed to receive from… Read More

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Accused of Handling Funds for Russian US Election Hackers Ends Lengthy Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen accused of laundering billions while allegedly running the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange in London, has ended his 80-day hunger strike, Urdu Point reports. Vinnik was detained in the summer of 2017 after being arrested while vacationing in Greece with his family…. Read More

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