The European Union has recently adopted a new directive to cover cryptocurrencies in order to fight money laundering and terrorism financing activities.
The U.S. Secret Service has asked the Congress for assistance in preventing cryptocurrencies such as Monero and Zcash since these have enhanced privacy and anonymity features that can be used for illegal activities like money laundering.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has announced it is banning digital assets trading in a number of countries, including North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Sri Lanka, along with seven other locations.
Hilmi Git was indicted on charges of using hundreds of credit cards in 20,000 fraudulent transactions, and then laundering the money using BTC.
Friction mounts in Israel as banks aggressively try to impede cryptocurrency activities despite court orders.
The Financial Services Agency has introduced five new rules that apply to both existing cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as those that plan to enter the space.
The lawsuit claimed Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon was able to convert the stolen cryptocurrency through his Coinbase accounts between 2014 and 2016.
The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped the hammer on Backpage.com and its founders, accusing the site of being a global player in prostitution-related activity.