Exchanges

In a recent development, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Department of the Treasury has commended crypto exchange Coinbase for its substantial contributions to major criminal investigations. This acknowledgment signifies the pivotal role played by Coinbase in aiding law enforcement efforts through its compliance and reporting practices. The acknowledgment from FinCEN comes
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The recent court hearing in Nigeria involving cryptocurrency exchange Binance revealed a significant lack of legal representation for the company. While the compliance chief, Tigran Gambaryan, was present at the hearing, no official legal team from Binance was in attendance. This raised concerns about the company’s preparedness to address the criminal charges it is facing
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The recent legal challenges faced by KuCoin with US authorities have had a significant impact on user assets on the platform. The exchange’s latest proof-of-reserve certificate revealed a noticeable decline in user holdings, with Bitcoin decreasing by 25.4%, Ethereum by approximately 22%, and Tether’s USDT by about 22%. This decline is further supported by data
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CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham recently made remarks indicating that the charges brought against KuCoin by her agency could potentially encroach on the jurisdictional responsibilities of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While Pham praised the Division of Enforcement for taking what she described as an “aggressive enforcement action,” she expressed reservations about certain aspects of
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The US and UK governments have initiated a collaborative investigation into cryptocurrency transactions exceeding $20 billion that are suspected of violating Russian sanctions. Bloomberg News reported on March 28 that these transactions, believed to have been channeled through the Russia-based crypto exchange Garantex, are allegedly aimed at bypassing international sanctions in order to potentially finance
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In recent days, KuCoin, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has faced a significant surge in withdrawal requests following the announcement of criminal charges by US authorities. Various on-chain analytics firms, such as DefiLlama, Nansen, and SpotOnChain, have reported a sharp increase in withdrawals across different categories of traders, including whales, funds, smart money, and market makers.
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The recent EU anti-money laundering regulations have ignited a fierce debate about the delicate balance between combating financial crime and upholding citizens’ rights to privacy and economic freedom. Stakeholders from various sectors have expressed both criticism and support for these new laws. The article in question, which initially highlighted the illegality of anonymous crypto wallets
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Recently, members of the Solana community and the broader crypto ecosystem have expressed their dismay over the surge in inflammatory memecoins that have appeared on the Solana network. These memecoins have been found to contain racist, antisemitic, and anti-China language, sparking outrage among users and observers alike. Solana founder and CEO, Anatoly Yakovenko, unequivocally condemned
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