Crypto and the anti-money laundering complex

Criminal penalties for money laundering are used overwhelmingly against people already subject to punishment for a predicate offence. The vast majority of people charged with “money laundering” are low-level drug dealers. The reason this happens is...

GFI analyzes crypto threats in five Latin American countries

GFI analyzes the benefits and risks of crypto, the changing crypto environment in the region, and the responses from governments, the private sector, academia and civil society. This report is not focused on the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies, but rather on the...

Belarus has seized millions of dollars in crypto

Authorities in Belarus have mastered the seizure of cryptocurrencies, the head of the country’s Investigative Committee revealed. He added that law enforcement agencies had to find a way to confiscate such digital assets and have already seized crypto…

US DoJ charges on North Korea crypto conspiracy

US DoJ announces charges against two European citizens for conspiring with a U.S. citizen to assist North Korea in evading sanctions. The US will not allow the North Korean regime to use cryptocurrency to evade global sanctions designed to thwart its goals...