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US Treasury Wants Public to Comment on Crypto’s Role in Illicit Finance
The Treasury Department listed a number of questions, asking the general public to weigh in on how it’s approaching cryptocurrencies and their possible role in illegal activities.
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US Treasury Blacklists Several More Bitcoin Addresses Allegedly Tied to Iran Ransomware Attacks
The sanctions watchdog agency added several bitcoin addresses allegedly used in ransomware attacks to its blacklist.
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Unhosted Crypto Wallet Rules Will Allow Innovation, US Treasury Official Vows
Storing crypto anonymously outside regulated venues lets people bypass sanctions and anti-money laundering checks, Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo said at Consensus 2022.
Digital Assets, From Regulation to Innovation in Federal Policy, Consensus 2022 by CoinDesk, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA - 10 Jun 2022

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US Treasury Prohibits Transactions With Russia's Central Bank
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has also sanctioned the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
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Democracy Demands a Say in the Future of Money
The U.S. Treasury’s decision to impose know-your-customer rules to private cryptocurrency wallets is flawed in more ways than one.
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Major Hong Kong-based crypto companies will face new challenges in settling cross-border transactions if US sanctions in response to the national security law restrict or ban their access to the US dollar system. (Credit: Shutterstock)
Hong Kong’s National Security Law Could Threaten Local Crypto Brokerages
The U.S. sanctions on financial institutions in Hong Kong could put the city’s growing crypto brokerage businesses in jeopardy.
Major Hong Kong-based crypto companies will face new challenges in settling cross-border transactions if US sanctions in response to the national security law restrict or ban their access to the US dollar system. (Credit: Shutterstock)

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Mnuchin 'Fine' With Libra Launch, But Crypto Project Must 'Fully' Comply With AML Rules
Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the U.S. Treasury, has no issue with the launch of the Facebook-led Libra project – as long as financial rules are followed to the letter.
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Mnuchin's Number Two Says Private Cryptos Pose Threat to Government Power and Will Be Watched
The deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury has raised the specter of a not-so-distant future when private digital currencies have stripped some of the power from governments. Policymakers will take a "hard look" at that, he said.
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Facebook Libra, Other Cryptos Must Comply With US Rules: Treasury Official
Facebook's Libra and other cryptocurrencies operating in the U.S. must meet regulatory requirements to tackle financial crimes, the official said.
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