• Tether image money
    Opinion,  Tether

    Tether tries once again to prove it’s not being used by criminals

    By tapping Chainalysis’ anti-money laundering tools, the issuer of the world’s biggest stablecoin wants you to believe it’s on the job

    Tether, the company behind the world's most popular stablecoin, is doing its best to assure us that it is legitimate—and nobody is using tethers for any kind of funny business.

  • Telegram's TON blockchain logo
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Refusing to buckle to SEC, Telegram releases TON whitepaper

    The messaging app company is moving ahead with development of the TON blockchain the SEC is trying to kill

    Telegram has been locked in a fierce legal battle with the Security and Exchange Commission, which wants to block the company’s initial coin offering and halt the launch of its Telegram Open Network, or TON, blockchain.  But that hasn’t stopped the messaging app company from pushing forward with the technical details of its project. On Feb. 3, Telegram issued the latest version of its technical whitepaper for its TON blockchain—a key piece in actually launching its gram tokens and fulfilling the promises it made to its investors. 

  • finma cryptorcurrency regulation
    Regulation

    Swiss regulator calls for stricter crypto reporting rules

    Switzerland’s financial watchdog wants to lower the transaction reporting threshold for cryptocurrency exchanges from $5,000 to $1,000

    The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or FINMA, said Friday that it will propose an ordinance for stricter anti-money laundering laws for cryptocurrency businesses. The proposal calls for reducing the threshold for reporting cryptocurrency transactions from the current limit of 5,000 Swiss Francs (roughly $5,120) to 1,000 Swiss francs (roughly $1,025).