Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision […]

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US Federal Government: Confusing Regulation For Crypto, Full Clearance For Blockchain

With more influential voices in academia and politics speaking out against burdensome federal regulations, is change imminent? Individual US states seem to be in competition for the title of the most crypto-friendly in the Union – Ohio’s recent announcement of imminent crypto tax payments being the latest example. Meanwhile, federal authorities remain in disarray with regard […]

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U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Takes Interest in Investigating Blockchain Transactions

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has released a proposal, which invites interested parties to comment and design applications for blockchain forensic analysis. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking information about investigating and analyzing blockchains, including those used for privacy coins, according to a pre-solicitation notice published Nov. 30. DHS has released […]

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Europol: Terrorists Still Use Banks, Fail To Abuse Cryptocurrencies

A new assessment by Europol this week reveals a growing schism between the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorists and other criminals. No European Terrorist Attacks Leveraged Crypto Funds In its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), the organization highlights that while the use of Bitcoin in particular by cybercriminals is growing, terrorists still prefer conventional […]

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