Bitzlato to Restore Operations and Withdrawals From Russia, Co-founder Vows

Russia-linked cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato, seized by Western law enforcement, plans to relaunch and permit partial withdrawals, a co-founder announced. Members of the trading platform’s team also intend to relocate the business to the Russian Federation. Co-Founder Says Exchange Will Provide Access to User Funds Crypto exchange Bitzlato is taking steps to restore operations and immediately […]

Nigerian Crypto Users and Enthusiasts Dismiss 100% BTC Premium Claims

Nigerian blockchain and crypto enthusiasts have said recent reports suggesting that local residents are paying a premium of almost 100% on top of the prevailing price of bitcoin “are totally false.” They argue that such reports are based on a claim that is being propagated by persons who do not fully grasp the dynamics in […]

FTX Debtors Seek Dismissal of Turkish Entities in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings

FTX debtors have filed a motion with the court requesting to dismiss its Turkish subsidiaries from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The defunct crypto exchange’s lawyers believe dismissing the entities “is in the best interests” of creditors, and FTX debtors do not believe Turkish authorities “or any liquidator” in the country will cooperate with officials […]

Russians Offered Ready-made Crypto Exchange Accounts Amid Restrictions

Russian crypto traders have been looking to obtain unrestricted accounts for global exchanges as their access to such platforms is limited. Over the past year, the offering of such accounts on the dark web has increased significantly, cybersecurity experts told the Russian press. Supply of Crypto Exchange Accounts for Russian Users Doubles in a Year […]

Kazakhstan Parliament Adopts Law Regulating Crypto Mining and Exchange

Lawmakers in Nur-Sultan have approved the final version of the law “On Digital Assets in the Republic of Kazakhstan.” The new legislation, including several other bills, regulates the circulation of cryptocurrencies in the country and introduces a licensing regime for crypto miners and exchanges. Senate Votes on Crypto Law, Sends It to President of Kazakhstan […]

Coinbase Fined €3.3 Million in Netherlands, Exchange Considers Appeal

The Dutch central bank has imposed a fine on crypto exchange Coinbase for providing services in the past without the necessary registration. The trading platform, which has until March to object to the measure, is currently considering an appeal against the move. Dutch Monetary Authority Fines Coinbase for Operating Without Registration De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) […]

Several Crypto Exchange Websites Taken Down in Kazakhstan

Financial authorities in Kazakhstan have targeted at least five online platforms exchanging cryptocurrencies outside the law. Documents, computer equipment, and cryptocurrency wallets have been seized during searches in the northern part of the country. Kazakhstan’s Financial Watchdog Goes After Unlicensed Crypto Exchange Services The Financial Monitoring Agency (FMA) of the Republic of Kazakhstan has dismantled […]

Bitzlato Executives Arrested in Europe, Exchange Laundered €1 Billion, Europol Says

European law enforcement authorities have detained four more members of the executive team of crypto exchange Bitzlato, Europol announced. According to the police agency, nearly half of the funds processed through the platform were associated with various criminal activities. Bitzlato Senior Management Targeted in Europe, Exchange Infrastructure Dismantled High-ranking executives of the recently busted Bitzlato […]