The Security Service of Ukraine confiscated crypto mining equipment from a single office in the administrative wing of the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant. The seized equipment included 16 GPU video cards, 7 hard drives, 2 solid-state drives, a motherboard, extension cords, and a router.
19-year-old Elliot Gunton of Mounteney Close, UK, has pleaded guilty to supplying crypto hacking services and online personal data in exchange for cryptocurrency.
The crypto-to-crypto lending platform got a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures has recently drawn attention to a $3 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by fraudulent crypto investment outfit PlusToken.
New Zealand’s Inland Revenue Department has deemed it legal for companies to pay employee salaries in crypto so long as the employee is under an official employment agreement and the chosen crypto can be easily converted to fiat via an exchange.
The Financial Action Task Force, an international money laundering watchdog, will lead a project with 15 other nations that will work to catch the movement of crypto funds used for illicit purposes. The project will be made up of many of the members of G7, including Australia and Singapore.
The Iranian government enacted legislation this weekend that officially recognized the crypto mining industry in the country. The new legal certainty comes with a few drawbacks, including the prohibition of mining during peak electricity-usage hours and harsh restrictions on the trading of cryptocurrency within Iran.
For years, the Ndrangheta mafia family in Canada was governed by what essentially was a board of directors. But after the murder of mafia boss Carmelo Muià in southern Italy upended the power structure, the Ndrangheta family adapted to what international investigators are calling a “criminal blockchain,” where a parallel structure across international families helps […]
After announcing that the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) would assist in overseeing the Libra Association, the FDPIC stated Facebook hadn’t contacted the agency regarding any details related to the association or the Libra project. Now, after reaching out itself, the regulator still hasn’t been able to make contact with the social […]
Tron founder Justin Sun canceled his planned charity lunch with Warren Buffett, citing kidney stones. Later, Chinese authorities announced Sun would not be able to leave China after being accused of participating in an illegal fundraiser for the Tron cryptocurrency project. Now, a live broadcast on Periscope has some believing Sun is already in San […]