Financial Crime Watchdog FAFT to Consider Cryptocurrency Regulations This Month

The international financial crime watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will hold discussions later this month to develop rules for governing cryptocurrency exchanges. It will primarily make sure effective countermeasures are in place to prevent money laundering and terrorist funding, according to a Japanese government official familiar with the matter. FAFT to Develop Binding…

Japanese Police Investigates Individuals Alleged to be Involved with Cryptojacking

Authorities in Japan are investigating a number individuals who are alleged to have duped website visitors into mining cryptocurrency for them without their permission. If charges are pressed, it will be the first time that cryptojacking has become a criminal case in the nation. CoinHive Uses the Computers of Others to Mine Cryptocurrency The law…

Apple Prohibits Crypto Mining in Apps with New Guidelines

As crypto mining through apps becomes more prevalent Mac has had to address it in the release of their new guidelines. Mac Prohibits App Mining in New Guidelines Crypto mining is way up in 2018 with a reported 4000% increase in Q1. Most of the of the drive by mining malware and techniques can be…

Reserve Bank of India Admits Issuing Crypto Ban Without Research

Reserve Bank of India Admits Issuing Crypto Ban Without Research

RBI, the central bank of India, has not made a proper effort to thoroughly research the nature and usage of cryptocurrencies before issuing its crypto ban. This is according to a reply sent by the bank to a Right to Information query filed by a lawyer. Copies of the communication have been distributed on social…

Korean Firm Keypair Launches Credit Card-Shaped NFC Hardware Wallet

Korean Firm Keypair Launches Credit Card-Shaped NFC Hardware Wallet

A new hardware wallet has been launched by the South Korean financial tech firm Keypair. The company’s Keywallet Touch has an interesting design as it’s shaped like a credit card and utilizes NFC technology. The company says the device’s smart card chipset supports cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core and litecoin, while also providing…

Co-Founder of Ethereum: Blockchain Will be “More Disruptive” Than Dotcom Bubble

Joseph Lubin spoke at length earlier today about the disruptive potential of blockchain technology. The co-founder of the Ethereum network and blockchain software company ConsenSys was speaking at the MoneyConf in Dublin, the city his company has chosen to open a new office. Lubin: Blockchain Will Be “Orders of Magnitude More Disruptive” Than the Internet…

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