Crypto News from the German-speaking World

The German-speaking world was highly active as far as crypto was concerned this past week. Among other stories, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued several items of interest to the crypto community, a new fund for blockchain startups launched in Hamburg and an Austrian crypto ATM service filed for bankruptcy following an armed … Read more

Chainalysis Rolls Out Real-time Threat Detector for 15 Major Cryptos

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has launched transaction alerts for suspicious exchanges of a range of cryptocurrencies. In a post published on the firm’s blog on Aug. 22, Chainalysis announced the launch of alerts for suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT), the company’s real-time anti-money laundering compliance solution. The company also claims that … Read more

Send Token Payouts with Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s SLP Dividend Calculator

On August 23, Bitcoin.com released a new application called the SLP Dividend Calculator. The new platform allows users to build a transaction to make dividend payments to any Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token holder. Over the last year, SLP tokens have been extremely popular among BCH proponents, and so far supporters have made thousands of … Read more

US FTC Settles with Alleged Crypto Pyramid Scheme for $500,000

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges it filed in 2018 against an alleged crypto pyramid scheme involving four individuals. According to an official statement on Aug. 22, the regulator permanently banned the defendants from multi-level marketing and misrepresenting investment opportunities and charged a total of over $500,000 as part of the … Read more

The Bitcoin Price Just Did Something It’s NEVER Done Before

Bitcoin has been hawked as a safe haven asset for quite some time now, with bulls crediting the rising price of the cryptocurrency in 2019 to macroeconomic uncertainties and geopolitical tensions arising out of the US-China trade war. Recent price action suggests that bitcoin might finally be operating as a real-time macroeconomic hedge, as pointed … Read more

Crypto Custody: Adoption Shortcut or Blockchain Purists’ Nightmare?

The major digital asset services platform Coinbase has recently announced the long-anticipated completion of a deal that has been in progress since at least May: the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional business. The move projects Coinbase Custody to the status of the world’s largest institutional digital asset custodian, securing more than $7 billion on behalf of over 120 … Read more

US Man Pleads Guilty to Running $25 Million Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to running a $25 million Bitcoin (BTC) money laundering scheme and sale of methamphetamine. Possible life sentence News outlet U.S. News reported on Aug. 23 that 25-year-old Kunal Kalra has pleaded guilty to charges including money laundering and distributing methamphetamines. Per the report, he could be sentenced to life … Read more