Sanctions

A U.S. Senate committee passed a spending bill with a surprise crypto provision. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Senate Bill Could Open Crypto to U.S. Sanctions, but Industry Trying to Head It Off
The industry says a surprise section in a recent spending bill could slam crypto with sanctions threats, but a key Senate office is now meeting with digital assets sector insi...
A U.S. Senate committee passed a spending bill with a surprise crypto provision. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino (Tether)
Tether Enters Transaction Surveillance Partnership with Chainalysis as Regulatory Pressure Mounts
The monitoring system would help Tether identify risky crypto addresses that could be used for bypassing sanctions or illicit activities like terrorist financing, the company...
Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino (Tether)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding to know what U.S. authorities are doing about Iranian crypto mining. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
U.S. Senate's Warren Warns National Security Chiefs About Iranian Crypto Mining
In a letter to top officials, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Angus King flagged Iran's reliance on cryptocurrency mining as a way to evade sanctions pressure.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding to know what U.S. authorities are doing about Iranian crypto mining. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

North Korea (Micha Brändli/Unsplash)
North Korean Crypto Hackers Have Stolen $3B Since 2017, Says UN Security Council: Report
A UN Security Council panel is investigating 17 crypto heists in 2023, for which North Korea may have been responsible, which were valued at more than $750 million
North Korea (Micha Brändli/Unsplash)

Flags fly in Pyongyang, North Korea (Micha Brandli/Unsplash)
North Korean Hackers Used Tornado Cash to Launder $12M From Heco Bridge Hack: Elliptic
The hacking group sent more than 40 transactions to Tornado Cash over the past 24 hours.
Flags fly in Pyongyang, North Korea (Micha Brandli/Unsplash)

The EU has passed new crypto laws (Pixabay)
EU Parliament Approves New Sanctions Laws That Also Apply to Crypto
The laws are to ensure sanctions rules are applied uniformly across the EU's 27 member states.
The EU has passed new crypto laws (Pixabay)

LockBit's site has been taken over by federal authorities. (UK National Crime Agency)
U.S. Bans Crypto Addresses Tied to LockBit Ransomware Group From Financial System
LockBit hit more than 2,000 different victims, who forked out north of $120 million in payments, according to a DOJ press release.
LockBit's site has been taken over by federal authorities. (UK National Crime Agency)

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Venezuela Ends Controversial Petro Cryptocurrency: Reports
President Nicolas Maduro launched the Petro (PTR) in Feb. 2018 to support the nation's currency, the bolívar, in the face of an economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions.
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U.S. authorities announced the co-founder of exchange Bitzlato pleaded guilty on accusations of running an illegal money transmitter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to U.S. Money Transmitter Charge
Anatoly Legkodymov says he'll dissolve the sanctioned exchange as part of his plea.
U.S. authorities announced the co-founder of exchange Bitzlato pleaded guilty on accusations of running an illegal money transmitter. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Bitcoin Outlook After Token Rises Roughly 10% in November
Bitcoin Outlook After Token Rises Roughly 10% in November
"The Crypto Trader" author Glen Goodman discusses his analysis and outlook for bitcoin (BTC) as the cryptocurrency rose about 10% for the month of November. Plus, reacting to...
Bitcoin Outlook After Token Rises Roughly 10% in November