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Fraudster Ordered to Surrender $1.12 Million Bitcoin in Landmark UK Case
A scammer who sold people’s personal details on the dark web has been ordered to forfeit $1.12 million worth of Bitcoin. Grant West, also known as “Courvoisier “, gathered sensitive information about individuals using a phishing scam targeting a popular online takeaway ordering service and other well-known British retailers. The investigation and subsequent confiscation is…
UK’s FCA Examines 50 Companies Thought of Unlicensed Crypto Operations
The number of complaints relating to crypto assets received by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has risen sharply during the 2018 bear market. FCA Currently Investigating 50 Cryptocurrency Firms People rarely call foul play during a bull market. When the charts are all green, who really cares if a project FOMO’d into last November…
UK Financial Guard Dog Mulls Restriction on High Threat Crypto Derivatives
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is eyeing a potential ban on the sale of cryptocurrency derivatives, the Financial Times reported. The UK financial watchdog said that it would begin discussions in the first quarter of the next year on whether it would go ahead with the proposed ban on crypto-based difference, futures, and options. The agency…
Significant United States Crypto Exchange Gemini to Broaden to UK, Enhancement For Europe
For many years, the crypto exchange market of Europe has lagged behind the US, Japan, and South Korea in terms of infrastructure, regulation, security, and liquidity. According to FT, two sources close to Gemini have stated that the major US-based crypto exchange has hired advisers to consult the company in the process of expanding into…
Bitcoin ATM Shows Up in Shropshire, Bitchains Plans to Continue Targeting Rural UK
The first ever Bitcoin ATM has arrived in Shropshire, U.K. The machine has been installed in the Red Lion Service Station by Church Stretton-based Bitchains. Bitchains Plans Rural Expansion Before Heading to Major Cities In what is a first for the county of Shropshire, a Bitcoin ATM has been installed at a petrol station in…
No Strategies to Control Cryptocurrency From UK Federal Government
The recent reports regarding the crypto situation in the UK indicate that the country’s government has yet to make a formal assessment of potential consequences of the changes in the value of numerous cryptocurrencies. The Consequences of Crypto Price Swings Have yet to Be Determined As cryptocurrencies continue to expand and conquer the world of…
ECB Has No Strategies to Release Digital Currency Charge to Blockchain Immaturity
The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash remains widely used within the monetary union. ECB Studies Potential Issuance of Central Bank Digital Currency In…