Mnuchin Warns Bitcoin Users of ‘Very, Very Strong’ Regulations

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again turned his attention to bitcoin this week, warning that the Trump administration would pursue “very, very strong” enforcement of existing financial regulations to stop bad actors from using the cryptocurrency to bankroll criminal activities. Treasury secretary: crypto could become a financial system risk Mnuchin elaborated on the White House’s …

US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra …

Economist Speculates Absurd but Feasible Trump Bitcoin Ban

Could Trump ban Bitcoin? Global markets analyst Alex Krüger has plotted out a scenario where the president-elect might just follow through with such an idea. Krüger’s speculation comes after Twitter rampaged last week thanks to Trump’s Bitcoin-bashing tweet. Breaking: Donald Trump Bashes Crypto, Says He’s No Fan of Bitcoin https://t.co/YOgWV9sXNK — CCN Markets (@CCNMarkets) July …

Crypto Mom Bemoans ‘Regulatory Escape Room’ Feel for Crypto

U.S. regulators FINRA and the SEC have put out a joint statement explaining why they have yet to approve applications from crypto exchanges such as Coinbase and Gemini requesting to receive licenses to operate as broker-dealers alongside their custody services. The statement comes in the wake of fraying patience and grumblings among key players in …

Treasury Secretary Won’t Let Crypto Become Next Swiss Bank Accounts

By CCN Markets: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the G7’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) organization will never let crypto assets “become the equivalent of secret numbered accounts.” Mnuchin was addressing a plenary session of the G7 initiative aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The U.S. Treasury Secretary was referring to …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Bitcoin in Crosshairs as SEC & DOJ Drop Hammer on Crypto Firm Longfin

By CCN: The “crypto” startup Longfin Corp. got spanked by both the SEC and the DOJ for fraud amid a broader regulatory crackdown on bitcoin-related financial crimes. Specifically, Longfin’s CEO, Venkata Meenavalli, is accused of inflating the company’s revenue by $66 million in order to fraudulently secure a listing on the Nasdaq in 2017. Prosecutors …

Dubai Bitcoin Exchange BitOasis Wins Preliminary License in Middle East First

By CCN: The United Arab Emirates has granted crypto exchange BitOasis a preliminary license which allows it to operate a digital asset wallet and a trading platform in the region. According to Dubai-based BitOasis, this will make the firm Middle East’s first regulated bitcoin exchange. The preliminary license was granted by the Financial Services Regulatory …

Bitcoin-Bashing Democrat Calls for Blanket Ban on Cryptocurrencies

By CCN: Bitcoin-bashing Democrat Congressman Brad Sherman is urging his colleagues to pass a law that would ban cryptocurrencies in the United States. “I look for colleagues to join with me in introducing a bill to outlaw cryptocurrency purchases by Americans, so that we nip this in the bud.” Congressman Sherman, who’s from California, made …

Bitcoin Expert Eviscerates US Treasury’s ‘Fascist’ Crypto Blacklist

In a discussion about the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control’s addition of cryptocurrency addresses to the “no pay list,” Bitcoin speaker and celebrity Andreas Antonopoulos called the move “completely useless” and “fundamentally fascist.” US Treasury Blackballs Bitcoin, Petro Addresses The US Treasury has blacklisted a variety of crypto addresses. | Source: Shutterstock …