Greg Dwyer has been charged alongside BitMEX founders Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed, who have already surrendered to U.S. authorities and stand to face up to five years behind bars.
The Taproot “upgrade” moves BTC even further away from the original 2009 Bitcoin protocol and enables participants in a contract to hide not only their identities, but their public keys as well.
America appears determined to bring an end to the digital currency sector’s ‘wild west’ phase, signalling a fundamental realignment with serious implications for the current market leaders.
Under the terms of the bond, Ben Delo can travel back to the United Kingdom and return to the United States only when called upon by the court.
The United States has passed huge reforms to its anti-money laundering regime, bringing digital asset exchanges and others dealing in digital assets further within the reach of regulators.
The proposed rules include redefining ‘money’ to include digital currencies and lowering the transaction data-gathering threshold for cross-border financial transactions.
Prosecutors announced that they have indicted BitMEX’s founders for violating the Bank Secrecy Act in failing to implement required AML measures.