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Localbitcoins users warned against using TOR over theft concerns

Business 11 September 2019

Localbitcoins users warned against using TOR over theft concerns

Localbitcoins has warned that the use of the privacy-centric browser could result in an increased risk of users having their assets stolen.

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LocalBitcoins no longer allows cash-for-crypto trades

Business 4 June 2019

LocalBitcoins no longer allows cash-for-crypto trades

LocalBitcoins has come under fire recently for several reasons, including not enforcing mandatory financial reporting requirements.

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LocalBitcoins trader sentenced to 21 months in prison

Business 29 May 2019

LocalBitcoins trader sentenced to 21 months in prison

The Las Vegas resident was accused of running an unlicensed money transmitting business, as well as wire fraud, in conjunction with his LocalBitcoins endeavors.

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LocalBitcoins bans users in Iran amidst global tensions

Business 27 May 2019

LocalBitcoins bans users in Iran amidst global tensions

LocalBitcoins didn’t say why they had shutdown for Iran, but global tensions look like they put some pressure on the company and its homeland of Finland.

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Localbitcoins to be supervised by Finnish regulators

Business 26 March 2019

Localbitcoins to be supervised by Finnish regulators

LocalBitcoins will soon become supervised by Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), as the firm announced on its blog.

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Cyprus SEC calls for the adoption of EU AML laws for crypto

Business 21 February 2019

Cyprus SEC calls for the adoption of EU AML laws for crypto

The Cyprus Securities and Exchanges Commission has proposed the transposition of the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law.

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New AML rules and record volumes for LocalBitcoins

Business 13 February 2019

New AML rules and record volumes for LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins is adjusting its policies to follow new European laws, while also setting record volumes in 23 countries.

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Localbitcoins attackers steal $28,000 worth of cryptocurrencies

Business 29 January 2019

Localbitcoins attackers steal $28,000 worth of cryptocurrencies

LocalBicoins was attacked, and the thieves were able to access accounts on the platform and empty funds from affected accounts.

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US man running unlicensed crypto business via LocalBitcoins faces jail time

Business 31 October 2018

US man running unlicensed crypto business via LocalBitcoins faces jail time

A man who ran a Bitcoin Core (BTC) operation through LocalBitcoins could possibly go to jail.

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Crypto trader ‘Bitcoin Maven’ faces jail time over money laundering charge

Business 16 July 2018

Crypto trader ‘Bitcoin Maven’ faces jail time over money laundering charge

Theresa Lynn Tetley was a former stockbroker and real estate investor who authorities said conducted an illegal business and engaged in unlawful monetary transactions involving BTC.

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LocalBitcoins users decry mandatory IDs for large transactions

Business 19 April 2018

LocalBitcoins users decry mandatory IDs for large transactions

A Reddit user posted a screenshot showing that certain LocalBitcoins users are being forced to show identification before being allowed to conduct any transactions on the platform.

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India regulators nix crypto transactions in banks

Business 6 April 2018

India regulators nix crypto transactions in banks

Central bank-backed financial institutions in India are no longer permitted to allow their customers to purchase cryptocurrency through their accounts.

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