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Latin American Crime Cartels Turn To Crypto To Clean Up Their Cash

MEXICO CITY — In April 2019, Mexican police arrested suspected human trafficker Ignacio Santoyo in a plush area of the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen after linking him to a prostitution racket extending across Latin America. Yet it was …

Lawyers Eye Neo-Nazi Website Founder’s Assets for $14M Award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online “troll storm” that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and …

Tezos Legal Settlement Gets Final OK, Ending 3-Year Court Battle

A three-year-long U.S. court battle over a cryptocurrency fundraiser, one of the largest initial coin offerings ever, has ended with a Swiss foundation paying $25 million to participants who lost money and their lawyers. The litigation followed a Reuters investigation …

Boom or Bust? Welcome to the Freewheeling World of Crypto Lending

LONDON, Aug 26 — It sounds like a surefire bet. You lend money to a borrower who puts up collateral that exceeds the size of the loan, and then you earn interest of about 20%. What could possibly go wrong? …

Twitter Scammers Just Wanted Money. But What if They Had Worse Plans?

The hackers who seized control of the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk appear to have been in it only for the money. But with social media now the main way many politicians, countries …

Compliance Officers Wary of Switch to ‘Wild West’ Crypto Sector

NEW YORK/LONDON — After almost three decades in senior compliance roles at large financial firms including Bank of New York Mellon’s Pershing and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Jeff Horowitz made an unconventional career move. In July he became chief compliance …

Insurers Offering Crypto Heist Policies on the Down-Low

In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …

Bitcoin Claims, Ransom Demands Skyrocket

Hey, want those photos and files back? It may cost more than it used to. Thank bitcoin. Chubb Ltd., best known for catering to wealthy families and corporations, is among at least three insurers facing a jump in costs tied …