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Bitcoin Bomber: Disgruntled Swede Jailed for Mailing Bomb to London Crypto Firm

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A Swedish man has been found guilty of attempted murder after sending a mail bomb to a bitcoin firm based in London. According to detectives from London’s Metropolitan Police Service, 43-year old Jermu Michael Salonen sent the mail bomb following a refusal by Hackney-based Cryptopay to change his password. As initially reported by the City A.M., Salonen had emailed the firm last year in August...

Norway Bitcoin Investor Murder: Suspect on the Run, Wanted by Interpol

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The Oslo police department has released the name and photograph of the suspect that they believe is behind the grisly murder of Heikki Bjørklund Paltto, the 24-year-old cryptocurrency investor who was murdered last week shortly after completing a sizeable cash-for-bitcoin trade. According to Norwegian news outlet Verdens Gang, police have charged 20-year-old Swedish citizen Makaveli Lindén with...

INTERPOL Hosts Digital Currencies & Money Laundering Conference in Qatar

Law enforcement agencies from multiple countries, government agencies, and representatives of the private industry have convened this week for the first ‘Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies; in Doha, Qatar. The focus of the conference is to discuss the threat of exploiting digital currencies for money laundering and terrorism financing. The three-day event began took...

Europol, Interpol Unite to Combat Bitcoin Money Laundering

In an effort to tackle money laundering through virtual currencies like bitcoin, two prominent law enforcement agencies – Europol and Interpol have announced the establishment of a working group. An announcement from late last week has confirmed the establishment of a new working group looking into money laundering with digital currencies. The group is established through a tripartite partnership...

India’s Prime Minister Urges Global War On Terrorist Funding At Asset Recovery Conference

The Paris attacks last week were a reminder that terrorists possess remarkable adaptability in generating the finances to fund their activities, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi on Wednesday at the 6th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery, according to The Hindu. Delegates from more than 30 nations attended the three-day conference at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The...

Singapore's Interpol Creating Digital Currencies to Fight Crime

In a world where we are all going digital more and more every day, for shopping, entertainment, and now finance with Bitcoin, the law is looking to combat new digital criminals every day. Just like with the Internet over twenty years ago, criminals usually get the jump on the law through new, innovative technologies before they go mainstream. Sometimes, it can take a decade for the authorities to...

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