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Protecting the public from BS: Thailand’s SEC bans trade in gimmick tokens and NFTs
While regulators world wide busy to protect the rich against the public, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has banned digital asset exchanges from trading meme- or fan-based tokens, non-fungible tokens and exchange-issued tokens.
Texas Reconfirms: State-chartered Banks Are Allowed to Custody Bitcoin
The Texas Department of Banking issued a notice, again confirming that state-chartered banks are allowed provide bitcoin custody services.
Bitcoin Options Traders Betting on $200K by End of 2021
Some bitcoin options traders are making bold wagers, betting on a rally to a six-figure price by year end, despite the top cryptocurrency continues to struggle following last month’s 35% drop.
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
The value of Rupert Murdoch’s racy The Sun newspaper is written down to nothing
After decades as one of Britain’s most-read tabloids, Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper has had its value written down to zero, financial accounts filed on Thursday said.
Republicans Question Biden’s Idea to Boost IRS After Billionaires’ Data Leak
The explosive leak of confidential IRS data revealed that in some years famous billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and George Soros paid no income tax.
EU takes Luxembourg to court over money laundering rules
The European Commission on Wednesday took Luxembourg to court, asking the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to impose a daily penalty on the country for failing to put new EU rules to stop money laundering into law.
Major Meat Producer JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million in Bitcoin After Cyberattack, CEO Reveals
JBS is a Brazilian company considered to be one of the world’s largest producers of both beef and poultry, establishing a foothold in the US, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK. However, within the US, operating as JBS USA...
Asia-Pacific Drug Trade Thriving as Gangs Make Billions in Profits, UN Says
Asia’s drug lords have established new manufacturing hubs and maritime trafficking routes to ramp up the supply of methamphetamine across the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations crime agency said Thursday. The value of the drug trade in the...
Judge Dismisses Anti-Money-Laundering Charges Against MoneyGram
Anti-money-laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. were dismissed after prosecutors said the money-transfer company had complied with the terms of a long-running settlement agreement.
London couple in £14 million ‘dirty money’ case win temporary right to secrecy
The names of a London couple accused of bringing £14 million of illicit money into Britain via the “Azerbaijan laundromat” will be kept secret for at least another week after a High Court judge give them a final chance to justify continu...
Danske Bank: what went wrong?
It is hard to imagine that after so much sectoral investment in combatting financial crime that a bank laundered hundreds of billions of euros over a 9 year period from 2007.
Israeli tech company Monday.com is now valued at $7.8 billion after a successful IPO, and its cofounders say it's all because of a more flexible approach to task management tools
Productivity startup Monday.com, the self-styled operating system for work, made its debut as a public company on Thursday after a successful IPO that saw its stock pop up 15% in the first day of trading.
Companies are going public more than ever - here's how to buy IPO stock
Private companies and startups issue IPOs when they want to grow and expand business operations. We show you how to invest in them.
How China Lost Patience with Its Loudest Billionaire
The sudden cancellation of Ant Group’s IPO shocked investors, but Beijing's slapdown of Jack Ma was years in the making. And Alibaba and Ant aren't the only tech firms under scrutiny by Chinese regulators.
Insight on why China is so negative about Bitcoin
The crypto markets have dropped significantly since May, down 50% from recent highs. The crash was partly attributed to China’s negative stance on crypto. What’s the reason to China's crypto stance?
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
Tim Draper: Crypto will massively impact Finance, Insurance, Government and Healthcare
Tim Draper, billionaire venture capitalist thinks the ultimate impact of cryptocurrency will go far beyond the world of finance.
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
Spain poised to trial four-day working week
Spain is poised to become one of the first countries in the world to trial a four-day working week.
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