Browsing the "Terrorism" Tag

Blockchain Analysis Links Hamas Fundraising to Coinbase Bitcoin Account

| Leigh Cuen

Hamas is soliciting bitcoin donations for its military operations, but so far has only garnered a few thousand dollars.

terrorism, IS

Crypto Use A ‘Fringe Activity’ Among Terrorists, Says Think Tank

| Anna Baydakova

Cryptocurrencies are ill-suited for terrorist financing, a member of a think tank told the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

US Treasury Official Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

| Annaliese Milano

The Treasury undersecretary has called for other nations to regulate cryptocurrencies to help protect the financial system and national security.

Proposed US Task Force Would Tackle Crypto Use in Terrorism Financing

| Wolfie Zhao

A new bill introduced by a U.S. lawmaker calls for the formation of a task force to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in financing terrorism.

Think Tank Links Rising Bitcoin Price to Terrorist Use

| Michael del Castillo

The increased price of bitcoin appears to be luring terrorist fundraising efforts, in spite of the risks of being discovered.

EU Report: Digital Currency Use by Organized Criminals Is ‘Rare’

| Stan Higgins

A newly released report from the European Commission suggests there is relatively little virtual currency use among organized crime groups.

imf, lagarde

IMF’s Lagarde Touts Distributed Ledger as Defense Against Terror

| Pete Rizzo

The head of one of the world's largest financial organizations has issued new comments addressing blockchain trends.

border, flag

Forfeit Your Bitcoin? Congressional Bill Draws Fire Over Border Check Rules

| Stan Higgins

A group of influential US senators want to see digital currency holdings declared at the border – and advocates of the tech are pushing back.

Congress

US House Committee to Hold Virtual Currency Hearing

| Stan Higgins

The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on virtual currencies this week.

US National Security Advisor: Bitcoin Needs to Be Understood, Not Feared

| Michael del Castillo

A US think tank that advises the US government is exploring the threats bitcoin poses to national security, but also its benefits.