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Sam Bankman-Fried Deserves a Life After Prison
He did incalculable harm, but arguing for a sentence longer than 25 years is unfair to the man and the industry he once represented.
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Nigeria Charges Binance With Tax Evasion After Detained Exec Escapes: Reports
One of two senior Binance executives in government custody has escaped, local media reported over the weekend.
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Guilty Verdict for Woman Accused of Laundering Bitcoin Tied to Alleged $6B China Fraud: Bloomberg
Police in the U.K. seized over 1.7 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) worth of related bitcoin in 2018.
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Crypto Investment Scam Losses in U.S. Grew 53% to $3.94B in 2023: FBI
Overall, investment fraud grew by 38% to $4.57 billion from $3.31 billion, according to the bureau's Internet Crime Report 2023, with crypto being the largest type of scam.
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UK Law Enforcement Will Soon Have More Power to Seize Crypto Assets
The ability to take crypto used for crime, including terrorism, looks poised to take effect on April 26.
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The European Central Bank Is Either Lying About Bitcoin or Lying to Itself
ECB Director General Ulrich Bindseil and advisor Jürgen Schaaf are definitely against bitcoin, but their reasons don’t make a lot of sense.
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Crypto Crime Could Mean Jail for Life in South Korea
The new consumer protection rules will take effect in July 2024.
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Terra co-founder Do Kwon (Terra, modified by CoinDesk)
Former Terraform Labs CFO Han Chang-joon Extradited to South Korea by Montenegro
Han Chang-joon was charged with carrying falsified travel documents alongside Terra co-founder Do Kwon last year.
Terra co-founder Do Kwon (Terra, modified by CoinDesk)

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Binance Freezes $4.2M in XRP Tokens Stolen From Ripple Executive's Wallet
Over $120 million in XRP was stolen from Ripple Labs Executive Chairman Chris Larsen earlier this week.
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UK Police Seize Nearly $1.8B of Bitcoin From Investment Fraud in China: FT
A London court heard of the seizure Tuesday as part of the trial of Jian Wen, who is accused of laundering bitcoin on behalf of her former employer, Yadi Zhang, FT reported.
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