Spanish Officials: AML Regulations Lack Bitcoin ATM Guidelines

Spanish law enforcement officials claim that there are issues with European anti money laundering (AML) regulations after finding that bitcoin ATMs are being used by criminal organizations, according to Bloomberg.  The AML regulations, which were released in July 2018, are set to be executed next year by the European Commission. However, Europol and Spain’s Civil…

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Bitcoin Network Loses Nodes and Difficulty, Militants Use Crypto In Struggle to Secede, NYU Professor Goes Off The Rails, and More: Last Week In Crypto

Bitcoin Price Recovery Alongside Network Changes The Bitcoin price came back from the brink this week, reaching nearly $4,000 by Sunday. Analysts were at times throughout the week worried that it would lose support around $3,400 and then drop beneath $3,000, but this hasn’t happened. At the same time, however, two important Bitcoin network metrics…

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Crypto is for Activists: Why We Need More Cypherpunks, Not Cypherposers

Zach Harvey is the CEO of Lamassu, an early and active provider of cryptocurrency vending machines.  The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Emotions were high during bitcoin’s block size debate (each side believing bitcoin would be damaged by the other’s triumph), and they’re high again in this year’s bear market. People are…

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Report: Emerging Markets See Sharp Growth in Cashless Transactions

Economy & Regulation South Africa is the most cryptocurrency-friendly country in Africa, according to the 2018 World Payments Report by French banking group BNB Paribas and IT company Capgemini. Compared to other major economies on the continent, South Africa has allowed digital currency-based payments, trades and investments to flourish almost unhindered. Also read: African Cryptocurrency Exchanges…

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