A month before a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, an extremist sent $522,000 in bitcoin to nearly two dozen far-right leaders, including white nationalist streamer Nick Fuentes and the Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi website, according to blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis.
BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes facing jail for AML violations
The derivatives exchange’s founder has been charged with violating anti-money-laundering laws by the U.S. Attorney, and sued by that CFTC for the same thing
Hayes, along with the Seychelles-based cryptocurrency derivatives exchange’s co-founders Benjamin Delo, Samuel Reed, and head of business development Gregory Dwyer have been charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act and conspiring to violate the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to put sufficient anti-money-laundering safeguards in place. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Three charged in BitClub Network’s alleged $722 million bitcoin Ponzi scheme
Three men are accused of using the BitClub Network cryptocurrency mining pool to defraud investors, referring to them as ‘sheep’ and ‘idiots’
A Ponzi scheme that stole $722 million from investors in a fraudulent cryptocurrency mining pool has been broken up by FBI and IRS agents, according a federal indictment. BitClub Network promised investors around the world shares in the earnings of a major non-existent bitcoin mining pool.
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.