Regulation

Judge Orders Trial in France for Alleged BTC Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Also awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a tri...

Number of Active Crypto Traders in Japan Decreased Mid-COVID

Before a state of emergency had officially been declared to slow the spread of the pandemic in Japan, overall activity on crypt...
August 4, 2020
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Four-Year Anniversary of Bitfinex Hack, and $12M of Stolen BTC Moved

Someone with access to the 119,756 Bitcoin stolen from crypto exchange Bitfinex in 2016 moved $12 million to unknown wallets in...

Russian Government Bans Anonymous Wallet Deposits

The Russian Federation has banned anonymous deposits to online wallets in a move that will affect 10 million users across the c...

Industry Calls on US Regulator to Open Floodgates on Banks’ Crypto Capabilities

In response to a request for comment on potential rules from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), many major pl...

Travel Management Company CWT Pays $4.5M Bitcoin to Hackers

U.S.-based corporate travel firm CWT paid $4.5 million in a Bitcoin ransom to hackers who stole sensitive files from the compan...
August 3, 2020
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Bad Crypto News of the Week

Stability? What stability? Bitcoin has burst through its ceiling, leapt 15% and is now tickling a new ceiling of $11,000. The n...

How Not to Lose Your Cryptocurrency License in Estonia

Recently, there have been discussions regarding Estonia’s new law on cryptocurrency, the revocation of 500 crypto licenses in E...

Tech’s Antitrust Issues Flare Up on Both Sides of the New ‘Cold War,’ Report

Days after the CEOs of the world’s top tech firms faced antitrust hearings in the United States Congress, sources are alleging ...

Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies, July 24-31

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor...