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If You're in Crypto, You're a Criminal
Senator Liz Warren has revved up her anti-crypto army by going after the revolving door between blockchain and Washington D.C. I stand with her, and you should too, against th...
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Alleged Crypto Investment Scam Worth $80M Sees Four People Charged With Money Laundering in U.S.
The four allegedly obtained the money through so-called pig-butchering and other fraudulent schemes.
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Do Kwon, whose TerraUSD and Luna tokens collapsed in 2022, fueling the crypto winter (Terra)
Do Kwon Faces Extradition to U.S. for Charges Tied to the TerraUSD and Luna Collapse: WSJ
The blowups of his UST and LUNA tokens fueled a crisis that gripped the whole crypto industry in 2022, causing losses that reverberated far and wide.
Do Kwon, whose TerraUSD and Luna tokens collapsed in 2022, fueling the crypto winter (Terra)

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Cryptocurrency Worth $1.5M Seized From Former Ukrainian Head of State Communications
The seizure was supported by the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine.
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Is Binance Big Enough to Survive a $4.3B Fine and Founder CZ’s Ousting?
The "historic" settlement with the DOJ, CFTC and U.S. Treasury many finally allow the firm to come into compliance. But if it does, can the world's largest crypto exchange sti...
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Tether Worth $9M Tied to 'Pig Butchering' Scams Is Seized by U.S. DOJ
Tether said Monday it froze $225 million of its USDT stablecoin in light of DOJ investigations.
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UK's National Crime-Fighting Agency Seeks Six Crypto Investigators
A crime bill passed last week gives law enforcement agencies more powers to seize and freeze crypto.
A U.K. policeman seen from behind stands in the middle of road

Christy Goldsmith Romero (CFTC)
CFTC Awards $16M to U.S. Whistleblowers; Most Tips Were Crypto-Related
Crypto continues to have pervasive fraud and other illegality, Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero said.
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Cloudburst CEO Evan Kohlmann argues current investigatory techniques may be over-reliant on blockchain data, (Evan Kohlmann, modified by CoinDesk)
Unraveling the Dark Side of Crypto
Terrorist financing expert Evan Kohlmann argues on-chain intelligence-gathering should not be relegated to telling us only after the fact about avoidable risks.
Cloudburst CEO Evan Kohlmann argues current investigatory techniques may be over-reliant on blockchain data, (Evan Kohlmann, modified by CoinDesk)

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Russian Attackers May Have Been Behind Hack of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, Elliptic Says
Research firm Elliptic said some of the stolen funds appear to be linked to Russian cybercriminal groups, citing on-chain analysis.
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