US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses Under Kingpin Act

The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned three alleged narcotics operators and their crypto addresses. The United States Department of the Treasury has added multiple cryptocurrency addresses to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, or the Kingpin Act. These addresses, and the individuals associated with them, have been […]

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Taipei-Based Crypto Firm Maicoin Seeks Membership in Libra Association

Taiwanese digital currency trading platform Maicoin has entered talks with social media giant Facebook regarding its possible membership in the Libra Association. Taiwanese digital currency trading platform Maicoin has entered talks with social media giant Facebook regarding its possible membership in the Libra Association. As local English language media outlet Taipei Times reported on Aug. […]

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is in early talks with local firms to launch digital payments service in Indonesia. Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks with multiple digital payments firms as well as a state-owned bank to launch digital payment services in Indonesia.  Reuters reported that they had learned of this development from anonymous sources […]

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South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island’ Jeju Announces New Blockchain Initiative

South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service. South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. An island with blockchain ambitions Local news outlet JejuDomin reported on Aug. 14 that Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. Furthermore, the […]

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