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Interpol Starts Its Own Police Metaverse
The international organization of law enforcement has been in the crypto news for its part in trying to track down Do Kwon, co-founder of the Terra network.
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Binance to Train Law Enforcement on How to Stop Crypto Crime
Matthew Price, an executive at the crypto exchange, told CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover" that his firm will work with authorities from around the world.
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Argentina’s Tax Authority Conducts First-Ever Raids on Secret Crypto Miners
According to the agency, three crypto farms with irregularities were uncovered last week in the South American country.
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Designer Drug Markets Get Boost From Crypto
Novel psychoactive chemicals with names like 2C-B, AMT and 5-MeO-DMT are freely available at online marketplaces and digital currencies help facilitate the global trade.
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US Agencies Seized Around $30M of Crypto Related to NetWalker Ransomware Last Year
The January 2021 seizure is the largest related to ransomware, according to blockchain research firm Chainalysis.
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Sweden's Government Forced to Return $1.5M in Bitcoin to Drug Dealer: Report
That's the difference in value since the time of the dealer's prosecution while he was in jail.
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Russia's Financial Monitoring Agency Wants to Identify and Profile Crypto Users
Rosfinmonitoring will pay $200,000 for a tool to identify crypto users and see if they are involved in criminal activities.
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US Marshals Service Chooses Anchorage Digital for Custody of Seized Digital Assets
Anchorage Digital said it will also provide “such activities as accounting, customer management, audit compliance and managing blockchain forks.”
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Major Law Enforcement Operation Busts 300 Crime Rings, Recovers Millions in Crypto
The operation used intelligence gathered from an encrypted service developed by the FBI and Australian police.
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US Seeks Information About $1.4M EtherDelta Hack in 2017
The request from the Office of the United States Attorney follows the 2019 indictment of Anthony Tyler Nashatka.
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