Sanctions

US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

US Sanctions Moscow-Based Bank Evrofinance Over Involvement With PetroThe U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank. The Russian bank was allegedly involved in Venezuela’s attempts to bypass financial sanctions using the petro. Also Read: In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates US Sanctions Evrofinance The […]

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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Bank Over Links to Venezuela’s Petro

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Moscow-based bank over its role in financing Venezuela’s controversial petro token.

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

A U.N. Security Council panel has linked North Korea to millions lost in cryptocurrency hacks, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Lightning Network: Cool Enough for Twitter Jack and Fidelity But Not Iran

Lightning Network: Cool Enough for Twitter Jack and Fidelity, but Not IranOn Feb. 22, bitcoiners rejoiced when the financial banking giant Fidelity was handed the ‘Lightning torch’ as the Lightning Network’s social experiment was passed on to its latest bearer. Then, two days later, the new Lightning torch holder made the decision to exclude passing it on to a cryptocurrency executive from Iran because of U.S. […]

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Tidbits: Kraken CEO Offers Help in Quadrigacx Case, Iranian Bitcoiner Learns Expensive Lesson

Jesse Powell Extends Invite to Canadian Police, Iranian Bitcoiner Learns Expensive LessonTidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. In this edition, Jesse Powell offers to help the Canadian police investigate the supposed death of Quadrigacx CEO Gerald Cotten and the subsequent movement of funds. Also, the r/btc community teaches Iranian redditor Cdaemon how to keep his crypto safe.  Also read: Canadian Exchange […]

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Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use Cryptocurrency

Russian Institutions Back Proposal to Let Companies Use CryptocurrenciesAn idea to allow companies from certain sectors and in some regions to use cryptocurrencies is gaining traction in Russia. The proposal has been included in a draft law prepared by the Economy Ministry, a high-ranking parliamentarian has voiced his support, and big business is discussing its implementation. Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

Clickbaiting Telegraph Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines AgainIn the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted […]

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Venezuela Files Complaint With WTO Regarding US Sanctions Targeting Petro

On Jan. 8, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a dispute settlement request that was filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with regards to executive orders and sanctions maintained by the United States that target Venezuela and the nation’s cryptocurrency, the petro. The document was filed with the WTO on Dec. 28. Also Read: Malaysia […]

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Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’

Venezuela has filed a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization, highlighting sanctions against the petro as one issue.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite Sanctions

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite SanctionsSanctions imposed by governments as part of geopolitical struggles do not always filter through to under-regulated industries. Ambitious businesses covet every opportunity for expansion and diversification. That seems to be the reason why a growing number of crypto exchanges are turning their attention to Russia and its diaspora, despite the disapprobation this risks drawing from […]

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