UN drugs and crime wing advises Kenya to use blockchain against corruption

Blockchain can reportedly return billions of dollars back to Kenya’s budget. Blockchain technology can help countries like Kenya from losing billions of dollars to corruption, according to an official at the United Nations’ drugs and crime agency. David Robinson, the regional anti-corruption advisor at the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, believes that new technologies […]

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Switzerland’s top online retailer completes transaction with digital franc

The first regulated stablecoin in Switzerland is entering e-commerce. Galaxus, the largest online retailer in Switzerland, could start accepting payments in a stablecoin issued by local cryptocurrency bank Sygnum. According to an Aug. 27 tweet by Sygnum, the companies have just completed an electronic commerce payment using Sygnum Bank’s stablecoin known as Digital Swiss Franc […]

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500 Estonian Crypto Companies Lose Permits After $220B Scandal

Estonia is withdrawing permits from hundreds of crypto companies following Europe’s biggest money laundering scandal. Estonia, one of the European Union’s most crypto-friendly countries, is cracking down on hundreds of licensed crypto companies in response to a $220 billion money laundering scandal, according to Bloomberg.  Estonia was among the first EU countries to license crypto […]

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Manitoba Regulator and Police Warn of Increase in Bitcoin Scams

Manitobans are increasingly falling victim to a variety of cryptocurrency scams. The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) has issued a public warning against cryptocurrency scams after reports of fraud involving two European firms. On March 20, the Manitoba securities watchdog published an investor alert regarding Jbcapitals and Halifax & Associated for defrauding a rural Manitoban of […]

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