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Binance Faces DOJ Probe as Investigators Target Crypto Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is now being probed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the assumption that it could be immersed in money laundering transactions. The investigation will also include inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which has been recently investigating a number of …

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Trial of former BitMEX executives set for next March

The money laundering trial for the former executives of U.S. cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has been scheduled for March 28, 2022. On May 11, New York District Judge John Koeltl set the trial date for former BitMEX executives CEO Arthur Hayes, co-founder Benjamin Delo, and chief technology officer Samuel Reed. The trio are accused of violating …

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BTC Futures Open Interest Hits $23B, Binance Captures Lion’s Share, Signals Say 43% Chance of $64K Bitcoin by Month’s End

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bitcoin futures open interest on Monday has crossed $23 billion according to data recorded on April 5. The crypto asset exchange Binance has taken the lead as far as open interest in bitcoin futures is concerned with a massive $10.5 billion in open interest.</strong> Binance Captures the Bitcoin Futures Lead Not too …

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Bitmex Cofounder Ben Delo Surrenders to US Authorities— Arthur Hayes to Follow in April

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Legal issues with crypto exchange Bitmex’s cofounders still make the headlines. Benjamin Delo surrendered to the U.S. authorities, and Arthur Hayes agreed to make the same maneuver in April.</strong> Delo Released on a $20M Bail Bond According to Bloomberg, Bitmex’s cofounder Benjamin Delo traveled from the U.K. to the United States and …

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BitMEX executive surrenders in New York, pleads not guilty

Ben Delo, one of the founders and co-owners of embattled crypto derivatives exchange, BitMEX, has surrendered to U.S authorities in New York. According to Bloomberg, Delo was arraigned remotely before U.S Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave during a proceeding on March 15. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on a bail …

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Bitcoin Balances on Exchanges Are Draining, Leading Platforms See $10 Billion in BTC Withdrawn in 4 Months

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bitcoin prices have regained momentum during the last two days as the price per coin touched a March 2021 high at $54,822 on Tuesday morning (ET). Back in December 2020, it was noted that bitcoin on exchanges dropped to a three-year low and this year bitcoin exchange balances continue to plummet. A …

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Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Smashes $15 Billion, CME Registers Over $33 Million in ETH Contracts

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Following the revelation that Tesla now owns $1.5 billion in bitcoin, crypto spot markets across the board skyrocketed. Data shows that crypto derivatives markets also saw significant demand as bitcoin futures open interest tapped $15 billion on Monday. Moreover, this week was the start of ethereum futures on CME Group’s exchange, and …

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BitMEX Introduces Data Storage Framework for FATF’s Travel Rule

Crypto exchange BitMEX has published a framework of principles for how best to store additional batches of transactional provenance data, a requirement exchanges face as part of new anti-money laundering (AML) rules. In order to fall in line with the rest of the financial system, virtual asset service providers (VASPs) have been asked to obtain, …

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FBI arrests 24-year-old crypto trader for commodities and wire fraud

U.S. criminal authorities have brought criminal charges against a crypto trader who they say defrauded investors out of over $5 million.  The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it had arrested Jeremy Spence. Between 2017 and 2019, the 24-year-old Spence operated a crypto investment scheme under the name of “Coin Signals,” primarily via Twitter and Discord.  …

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BitMEX operator joins digital finance standards and advocacy organization

100x Group, BitMEX’s parent company and the holding structure for its platform, has joined Global Digital Finance, or GDF, a major industry association advocating for the adoption of digital assets. As a GDF patron board member, 100x will advocate for a more inclusive and better regulated digital financial system, BitMEX announced on Jan. 21. The …

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