Tag: terrorism

  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Contrary to Reports, New York Woman Used Banks to Fund ISIS, Not Bitcoin

    A Pakistani-American woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after she admitted to funding a terrorist organization and for committing credit card fraud to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But contrary to reports from around the web, it wasn’t Bitcoin that was used to fund the deadly...

    Tony Spilotro | November 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm
  • Thailand
    Crypto

    Thailand Readies First ICO Portal, Junta Wants More Control

    Mixed messages are still coming from Thailand with regard to the cryptocurrency industry in the Kingdom. This week the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission stated that at least one ICO portal will be certified this month, while the Deputy Prime Minister has called for more control over cryptos....

    Martin Young | November 8, 2018 | 10:30 am
  • Currencies
    Technology

    International AML Task Force to Close “Gaps” Created by Virtual Currencies

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to combat anti-money laundering (AML), may be about to agree with a set of standards to apply to virtual currencies. President Marshall Billingslea is optimistic that the discussions scheduled for October...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • Cybercrime
    Bitcoin

    Terrorists Turn Away From Crypto, Criminal Money Argument No Longer Relevant

    Foreign terrorist groups such as Isis and al-Qaeda have failed at repeatedly trying to raise money to fund their criminal operations using crypto, according to a testimony made today at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Crypto Is Terrible For Terrorists, Cold Hard Cash is King While speaking...

    Tony Spilotro | September 8, 2018 | 10:29 am
  • UK treasury crackdown on Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    UK Treasury Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    It comes as no surprise that governments don’t like Bitcoin and banks and financial institutions like it even less. They cannot control it, track it, profit from it, or tax it. To justify their fears and loathing politicians and bankers will use phrases like ‘fraudulent’, ‘criminal’, and ‘bubble’...

    Martin Young | December 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm
  • Bitcoin ISIS Lies
    Bitcoin

    Indonesian Investigator Claims Bitcoin is Funding ISIS Operations

    For the umpteenth time, a government official claims there is a correlation between Bitcoin and terrorist group ISIS. Faisal Tayeb, Head of Investigation of Special Detachment 88, made that statement to the press last night. Officials are struggling to shut down funding options for terrorist activities, so they...

    JP Buntinx | November 30, 2016 | 2:30 pm
  • Digvijaya Singh Bitcoin Terrorism
    Bitcoin

    Digvijaya Singh: “Terrorists Use Digital Currencies Such Bitcoin”

    Everyone in the world seemingly has an opinion about Bitcoin these days. Indian Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh stated how terrorist flock to digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Moreover, he also affirmed the demonetization effort in India will not affect local terrorist activity. Very unusual statements from an...

    JP Buntinx | November 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm
  • Forged Documents Darknet
    Bitcoin

    Forged Documents Sales on Darknet Aid Terrorist Groups, Report

    The darknet is often referred to as the go-to place to buy drugs online with Bitcoin. But internet criminals are not your average drug traffickers either. The University of East London conducted an investigation which reveals the sale of fake documents is on the rise. These documents would...

    JP Buntinx | October 3, 2016 | 11:00 am
  • ISIS Hacker Convicted
    Bitcoin

    Hacker Creating Hit List for ISIS Sentenced To 20 years In Prison

    Helping terrorists in any way or capacity is not the best idea these days. One hacker who allegedly helped ISIS has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ardit Ferizi hacked a US company to collect information about government and military personnel. With this information, ISIS put together...

    JP Buntinx | September 25, 2016 | 1:16 pm

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