US Charges Dutch National With Running Crypto-Funded Child Porn Site – CoinDesk

U.S. prosecutors indicated a Dutch national Thursday for allegedly spearheading a rape and child pornography website that’s made over $1.6 million worth of bitcoin selling videos since 2012. Known as “Michael R.M.,” and “Mr. Dark,” the man allegedly ran a site called “DarkScandals” that operated on the darknet, which requires special software to access, and […]

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US Homeland Security Charges LocalBitcoins Seller With Money Laundering – CoinDesk

Washington state resident Kenneth Warren Rhule has been charged with laundering over $140,000 in bitcoin after agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made a series of undercover cash-for-crypto deals with the 26-year-old. Rhule faces multiple counts of operating an unlicensed bitcoin money transmitter business and laundering monetary instruments after allegedly meeting with government agents “posing […]

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New York Crypto Companies Move to ‘Work From Home’ in Face of Rising COVID-19 Threat – CoinDesk

Kadena CEO Will Martino had already been considering abandoning his blockchain development company’s Brooklyn headquarters before coronavirus came to New York City. The fast-spreading virus, however, recently convinced him the office had to go. On Feb. 21, he told his team to begin working from home. The New York metropolitan area’s surging coronavirus count is […]

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