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Alleged SIM-Swapper Indicted For Identity And Crypto Theft

The Manhattan district attorney issues a warning to SIM-swappers. The New York State Supreme Court has indicted Dawson Bakies for stealing the identities of more than 50 people in the...

IRS May Crack The Whip On Sloppy Tax Reporting

Sorting out the tax implications of 2018 trading losses will be a burden for many individual investors, but the timing is right to improve lax bookkeeping practices. Disclaimer: ETHNews does...

Monetary Authority Of Singapore Stops Security Token Offering

How to not use LinkedIn. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country's central bank, has warned an unnamed token issuer via press release not to proceed with its planned...

Europol Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Suspect In $11 Million IOTA Token Theft

Using an IOTA wallet seed generator website, the suspect was allegedly able to gain access to users’ wallets and transfer their tokens out. A collaborative effort between European Union law...

UK Financial Watchdog Publishes Cryptoasset Guidance

After multiple requests for guidance, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is working on guidelines for cryptoasset activities. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), an independent financial regulatory body in the UK,...

Pennsylvania Says Crypto Exchanges Don’t Need A Money Transmitter License

The jury is in: Cryptocurrency exchanges don’t need a money transmitter license because virtual currency doesn’t count as “money” under Pennsylvania's Money Transmitter Act. In the wake of a slew...

Coincheck Wins FSA Approval

Nearly a year after being hacked, the exchange has attained FSA licensure. Almost a month after rumors emerged that Coincheck had at last achieved regulatory approval by Japan's Financial Services...

Norwegian Kidnappers Demand Ransom In Monero

It is unclear whether Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen is still alive. The wife of an affluent Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and the kidnappers have demanded a ransom be paid in...

Japanese Regulator Eyes Crypto ETF And Looks To Close Crypto Loophole

New rumblings from Japan's Financial Services Agency suggest it may pull the trigger on an ETF, something its SEC counterparts have been hesitant to do. The Japan Financial Services Agency...

South Africa’s New Crypto Assets Regulatory Group To Tackle Thorny Tax Questions

The South African Revenue Service and other agencies are looking to create a new legal framework and tackle the country’s crypto taxation policies. According to a report from BusinessDay, a...