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E-Krona or Bust, Says Sweden’s Chief Central Banker, Trying to Drag Swedish Govt Into Digital Age

Riksbank Governor Stevan Ingves sees a Swedish digital currency as an imperative for his central bank.

Digital Euro Within Decade ‘Very Likely,’ Says Finland’s Chief Central Banker

Olli Rehn believes a digital euro "in one form or another" is all but inevitable.

Reginald Fowler May Reopen Plea Talks in Crypto Capital Case

The "shadow banker" previously balked at prosecutors' $371 million forfeiture demand.

OKEx Founder ‘Star’ Xu Named as Key Holder in Police Custody: Report

Caixin sources said Mingxing "Star" Xu, had been taken by police at least a week ago and hasn't been seen since.

US Charges 6 With Laundering Mexican Drug Cartel Cash Using Crypto and Casinos

The U.S. Department of Justice charged the six individuals for alleged involvement in laundering funds from Mexican drug cartels after an investigation spanning years.

Coinbase’s Global Marketing Head Latest to Join Mass Exit

Global Marketing Head John Russ is the latest in a string of departures from the crypto exchange over recent weeks.

Hackers Infiltrated Almost 2,000 Robinhood Accounts, More Than Thought: Report

According to the company's statement at the time of the hacks, the attacks were said to have affected only a "limited" number of clients.

Trump’s Security Hawks Call Distributed Ledgers ‘Critical’ in US-China Tech Arms Race

DLT is among 20 "critical and emerging" technologies in Trump's new strategy for preserving America's technological edge.

Authorities Arrest 20 Suspected of Ties to Russian Rapper’s Alleged Money Laundering Syndicate

Authorities accuse QQAAZZ of mounting a laundering-as-a-service operation for the criminal underworld.

Libra Hires HSBC Veteran Ian Jenkins as CFO, Risk Chief of Digital Payments Unit

Ian Jenkins joins fellow HSBC alum James Emmet, now the stablecoin group's CEO.

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