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21st December 2017 - Quoted by Zuleika Salgado - CriptoNoticias

Aumento de Precio de Bitcoin esta Atrayendo Terroristas Segun Exanalista de la CIA

Yaya J. Fanusie

Un exanalista de contraterrorismo de la CIA señaló que hay un creciente interés de parte de grupos terroristas hacia bitcoin por el incremento que su valor ha experimentado estos últimos meses, fundamentándose en el hecho de que cada vez son más las solicitudes de donaciones en esta...

21st December 2017 - The Cipher Brief

Terrorist Networks Eye Bitcoin as Cryptocurrency’s Price Rises

Yaya J. Fanusie

Although paper money remains the preference of terrorist organizations, some are setting their sights on cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin transactions move directly between users without any government or banking intermediary and bring the potential for greater financial efficiency and wider...

16th December 2017 - Quoted by Kevin Helms - Bitcoin.com

Venezuela’s National Cryptocurrency Advances But Experts Warn of Corruption

Yaya J. Fanusie

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has advanced the creation of the country’s national cryptocurrency, the Petro. He believes it will take off and solve the country’s economic problems next year, but experts are concerned with corruption. Moody’s credit rating agency, for example,...

15th December 2017 - Quoted by Alexandra Ma - Business Insider

A New York woman accused of sending bitcoin to ISIS could spend 90 years in prison

Yaya J. Fanusie

A New York woman charged with sending money to the terrorist group ISIS in the form of bitcoin faces as much as 90 years in prison.

14th December 2017 - Quoted by Mark Niquette - Bloomberg

As Bitcoin Soars, Advocates Seek to Head Off New Restrictions

Yaya J. Fanusie

Bitcoin enthusiasts struck it rich this year as the cryptocurrency surged. Now they’re preparing for battle in Washington to protect their industry’s ascent.

20th September 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Regulators Struggling to Handle Illicit Finance Risks of Fintech Innovation

Yaya J. Fanusie

Earlier this month, China’s financial authorities issued a ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a crowdfunding method through which business ventures raise capital by selling newly-created cryptocurrencies to the public.

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