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Bitcoin Addresses Linked to Two Criminals by U.S. Department of Treasury: Exchanges Face Potential “Secondary Sanctions”

In a press release today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against two Iranian-based criminals who were using Bitcoin to transfer—and seemingly launder—ransom-related funds. As a result of today’s actions, people...

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton: No Bitcoin ETFs Until There Is Greater Oversight; “Assume Your ICO is a Security”

Securities Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton is reluctant to add digital currency ETFs, including Bitcoin ETFs, over fears of market manipulation, centralization, and custody security. Speaking at Consensus Invest in New York, Clayton said he will not support ETFs...

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Ohio First State to Accept Bitcoin: Calling Crypto Secure, Transparent, and Low Cost

Beginning Nov. 26, Ohio will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for twenty-three kinds of business taxes. The state will become the first in the United States–and one of the first governments in the world–to accept cryptocurrency. Up until now, there...

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