• You really don't want to tweet something like this (via Twitter).
    Ethereum,  Politics

    DoJ: Ethereum expert helped North Korean sanction busting

    The Department of Justice arrested the Ethereum Foundation’s Virgil Griffith for allegedly teaching North Korea to use cryptocurrency to avoid economic sanctions

    Here’s a clue: if you’re going to teach North Korea how to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, don’t post your visa on Twitter. Particularly if the U.S. State Department has warned you not to go.

  • The libra logo on a cellphone sitting on some coins. What else do you need to see? (via Shutterstock)
    Libra

    Facebook stands firm on 2020 Libra cryptocurrency launch

    Despite heavy resistance, the head of the Libra Association said the group is ‘firmly maintaining’ plans to take its stablecoin live as early as June

    Facebook’s cryptocurrency will launch as early as June 2020, Libra Association head Bertrand Perez told a French newspaper on September 13.

  • Nukes, brought to you by hacked crypto (via Pixabay).
    Politics

    Exchange hacks funded North Korean nukes

    The rogue state stole $2 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges over the past two years, using it to fund nuclear weapons development

    North Korea funded its nuclear weapons research by looting cryptocurrency exchanges of $2 billion, according to a confidential UN report.

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    Asia & Australia,  Europe,  Regulation

    As the US dithers on regulating cryptocurrencies, other regions move forward

    Support for blockchain technology is stronger both in the US and abroad

    Cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts were excited about the ​announcement​ this week that President Donald Trump plans to name Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a longtime supporter of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as his interim White House chief of staff before the end of the year. As a congressman, Mulvaney was a co-founder of the ​Congressional Blockchain Caucus​. When it comes to actually embracing cryptocurrencies, the U.S. has been generally skeptical. As a recent opinion piece in the ​Harvard Business Review​ by law firm Jones Day blockchain initiative leaders Stephen J. Obie and Mark W. Rasmussen noted: ​“Without clear regulations, cryptocurrency innovation in the United States is being stifled.…