US Treasury: Non-Compliant Fintechs Won’t Survive the War on Terror

United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker says that cryptocurrencies could become the next frontier in the war on terror. United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker stated that cryptocurrencies could become “the next frontier” in the war on terrorism. According to a press release published on the U.S. Treasury’s website on Sept. 11, Mandelker made her […]

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US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

The U.S. announces further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for North Korea’s malicious cyber activities. The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.” Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North Korea […]

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Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Facebook’s Crypto

Facebook is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned Libra stablecoin network. Facebook is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned stablecoin project, Reuters reported on Sept. 11.  “Regulated, low-friction, high-security” blockchain payments In an official statement today, the […]

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Libra Must Comply with Anti-Money Laundering Standards: US Treasury

United States Treasury official Sigal Mandelker said that Facebook’s Libra stablecoin must meet the highest Anti-Money Laundering and terrorism financing norms. Facebook’s Libra stablecoin must meet the highest Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and terrorism financing standards, according to United States Treasury Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker. Major business news outlet Reuters reported […]

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US SEC Chairman on Bitcoin ETFs: ‘There Is Work Left to Be Done’

In a recent interview, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says there is more work to be done before approving a Bitcoin ETF. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton recently spoke with CNBC’s Bob Pisani regarding the regulator’s latest take on Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ‘Progress is being made’ […]

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