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Peter Schiff Takes a Dig at Bitcoin as BTC Price Tumbles Amid Rising Iran-Israel Tension

While the past several weekends went quite calmly for Bitcoin and the entire crypto market, this time, things are significantly different. Whether propelled by yesterday’s announcements by a few presidents of the US Federal Reserve or today’s reports of Iran preparing an attack against Israel, the reality is that BTC’s price has tumbled hard, and the altcoins have shed even more value. This seems like the perfect opportunity for a perma-bear like Peter Schiff to open up...

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Gaza Now and London-Based Businesses Targeted in US-UK Crypto Terrorism Crackdown

The US and UK authorities have ramped up their crackdown on entities linked to terrorism financing via crypto after the October 7th attacks on Israel. As such, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the UK’s Office of Foreign Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) imposed fresh sanctions earlier this week on two individuals and three entities for their alleged involvement in fundraising for the Palestinian Sunni Islamist political entity, Hamas. Pro-Hamas...

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Elliptic Addresses WSJ Claims About Crypto Terrorist Financing

Are Hamas terrorists really raising tens of millions of dollars using crypto? Blockchain surveillance experts at Elliptic say the truth is a bit more nuanced. The firm released a blog post on Wednesday dissecting prior claims from the Wall Street Journal about crypto being a major source of financing for the organization, which were later cited by U.S. Congress. Crypto Terrorism: Myth VS Fact In its report earlier this month, the WSJ cited Elliptic in claiming that $130...

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Israeli Authorities Freeze Hamas-Linked Crypto Accounts with Binance’s Assistance: Report

Israeli authorities have frozen several cryptocurrency accounts allegedly linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The operation was carried out in collaboration with the crypto exchange Binance, highlighting an increasing global trend towards monitoring and regulating digital currencies to prevent their misuse for illicit activities. Binance Assists Israeli Police in Halting Crypto Financing for Hamas On Tuesday, a local media outlet, Calcalist, announced that the...

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71-Year Old Israeli Lady Who Made 100X on Her BTC Investment Dismisses Lawsuit Against Uncooperating Local Bank

Esther Freeman – a 70-year-old Israeli resident who turned a $3,000 BTC investment into over $320,000 in 2021 – has terminated the legal battle with Bank Hapoalim. The latter was unwilling to accept her crypto profits, casting doubts on the source of the funds she used to hop on the Bitcoin bandwagon. Her investment is currently worth approximately $160,000 due to the price decrease of the leading digital asset over the following years. Dismissal of the Case Less Than Two...

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Partners With Fireblocks to Provide Crypto Opportunities

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) inked a deal with the crypto custodian Fireblocks to offer “a comprehensive range of innovative and secure digital asset products and services.”  Israel’s only public stock exchange labeled the partnership as “crucial in the new era of innovation” since it could boost the future advancement of the cryptocurrency sector across the globe.  The TASE revealed that the collaboration with Fireblocks builds upon “the resounding success” of Project...

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Binance Fires Back at Reuters Over Report About Confiscated Accounts Linked to Terrorism

The authorities of Israel have reportedly seized around 190 cryptocurrency accounts at Binance since 2021, saying some of those were tied to the terrorist groups – Hamas and Islamic State. The exchange claimed that Reuters (the media outlet that informed about the confiscation) is “deliberately leaving out critical facts to fit their narrative.” It asserted that anti-money laundering and preventing terrorist activities remain a key focus for the company. The Reuters/Binance...

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Hamas’ Armed Wing to Stop Accepting Bitcoin Donations (Report)

The armed wing of the alleged terrorist organization Hamas – Al-Qassam Brigades – will reportedly stop receiving donations in bitcoin out of concern for the safety of the contributors.  The Israeli authorities have previously estimated that the entity funded some of its military campaigns through cryptocurrencies. The Defence Ministry seized over 100 digital wallets associated with the group over the past few years. Going Back to Traditional Methods A local media...

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Animoca Brand’s Subsidiary TinyTap Closes $8.5 Million Funding Round

TinyTap – a technological startup that empowers users to create different educational game-based activities – secured an $8.5 million fundraiser. The company, which is a subsidiary of the blockchain gaming platform Animoca Brands, will use the funds to accelerate its product development and hire more staff. Several giants in the finance field led the multi-million funding round, including Sequoia Capital, Liberty City Ventures, Shima Capital, and Kingsway Capital. Polygon...

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Israel Is Looking to Regulate Crypto Activity

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has announced it’s going to begin regulating all crypto trades in the coming future. Many analysts believe this is just the first step of what will likely be full crypto regulation in the country of Israel. Israel Is Looking at Steps for Crypto Regulation Ilan Tennenbaum – a veteran crypto trader – said in a recent interview: Finally, Israel, along with the rest of the world, is moving forward with regulations. With everything that happened in...

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