Palestinian militant organizations, including a Hamas-linked Islamist group, have been using a Moscow-based crypto exchange to transfer millions, a press report revealed. The U.S.-sanctioned platform, which allows customers to convert Russian cash to crypto and then withdraw fiat abroad, has been also serving criminal gangs and rich Russians, sources claim. Russian Exchange Allegedly Transfers Millions […]
The world’s leading payment processors Visa and Mastercard have joined sanctions against Russia over its military invasion of Ukraine. The American companies announced suspension of operations in the Russian Federation although Russians will be able to use their cards inside the country.
Card Payment Giants Visa and Mastercard Add to Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine […]
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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Before cryptocurrencies started to be widely used for speculation, they were first of all meant to be an unstoppable method for people to control their own money. A new example that this is still a needed use case comes from the U.K., where Iranian students have to bypass the banking system which they can no […]
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by Proclamation Venezuelans blasted Maduro and his new cryptocurrency after […]
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Experts from Russia will provide support for the development of Iran’s crypto-economy. The cooperation is part of an agreement reached by representatives of leading industry organizations from the two countries, both subjected to western sanctions. Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Crypto Associations Sign Cooperation Agreement The document has been signed by […]
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Iran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas […]
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has warned U.S financial institutions that the Iranian government might be dodging economic sanctions by using cryptocurrencies. The document highlights challenges arising from peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanges and encourages banks to monitor blockchain ledgers for transactions tied to the country. Also Read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates Iranian […]
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The world’s most expensive bitcoin core (BTC) price is in Iran. A combination of high foreign currency demand, economic sanctions and an improved regulatory environment – with some speculation – have sent the price of the leading digital currency skywards. How high can it go? Also Read: Iran Officially Recognizes Cryptocurrency Mining Falling Rial, New Policy […]
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Latest reporting out of Washington appear to signal no deal struck between the Trump administration and the government of Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, potentially deepening an already fragile financial situation. Turkey’s lira has crashed double digits in recent months, and further as tensions between the two countries, over an American pastor’s jailing, continue […]
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