FinCEN leak suggests new AML measures may not go far enough… for banks

Leaked documents from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imply that the agency’s revamped efforts to identify illicit transactions and money laundering may not be sufficient. But on this occasion, the institutions described as being at fault are not crypto exchanges, but some of the world’s best-known banks. BuzzFeed News reported on Sept. 20 …

Profit taking Bitcoin miners won’t stop the next bull run: On-chain analyst

Historical data shows that some miners began to sell Bitcoin (BTC) at the end of July, leading to increased selling pressure in the cryptocurrency market. Eventually, the dominant cryptocurrency fell steeply from mid-August, recording a 13% fall and since then BTC has struggled to retake the $12K mark. Bitcoin selling by miners from 2017-2020. Source: …

Former government contractor avoids jail for mining crypto at work

A former government contractor in Australia who mined crypto using state-owned supercomputers has avoided jail time.  According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Jonathan Khoo was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service for installing code on two supercomputers run by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, to mine cryptocurrency.  Khoo was …

Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors

In the “real” world, real estate has historically been seen as a viable investment. Individuals and corporations usually purchase land and property either for development or to sell at a higher price in the future. With the world becoming increasingly digitized, it appears that the trend of ascribing significant value to land and property has …

Pinned below $11K, Bitcoin price plays second fiddle to Uniswap (UNI)

As the weekend begins, Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to fluctuate between the $10,800-$11,000 range.  Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 Some analysts would say the digital asset has lost momentum but a quick glance at the 1-hour or 4-hour chart shows Bitcoin chugging along sideways in a defined range which is starting to see …