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Leaked ‘Tai Chi’ Document Reveals Binance’s Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators

Binance Holdings Limited, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, conceived of an elaborate corporate structure designed to intentionally deceive regulators and surreptitiously profit from crypto investors in the United States, according to a document thought to be created by its senior executives and obtained by Forbes. Cayman Islands-based Binance is currently… Read More

Perth businessman Chris Marco’s alleged Ponzi scheme left investors billions short, court told

The Federal Court has heard allegations Perth businessman Chris Marco ran a Ponzi scheme of “significant proportions” which left his investors $2.1 billion short of what they could have earned if he had delivered on his promises. The corporate watchdog wants Mr Marco’s investment schemes — run through businesses including… Read More

Dutch Police Seize $33 Million in Bitcoin from Couple Accused of Money Laundering

Prosecutors from the Netherlands have seized 2,532 bitcoins worth $33 million after a couple was convicted of money laundering by the Rotterdam District Court. The man and his wife were sentenced to two years for illegal money transmission and the court claims the couple’s bitcoin stash was used on the… Read More
7th October 2020
Rishi Sunak will take on new powers to block companies from listing on the London Stock Exchange on national security grounds. The chancellor is understood to be preparing to launch a consultation on the details in the coming weeks in response to demands from MPs. The limitations of the rules… Read More
10th June 2020
The long-running legal spat between billionaire Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Chernukhin took another twist after the former Russian government minister demanded Deripaska be put in jail. Chernukhin, whose wife is one of the largest donors to the Conservative Party in the U.K., claims Deripaska breached a commitment to court… Read More
4th September 2019
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska wants a U.S. judge to lift sanctions against him because, he claims, the U.S. Treasury Department failed to prove he acted as an agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, known as OFAC, punished Deripaska last year in response… Read More
13th June 2019
The United Kingdom must amend its disjointed approach to sanctions policymaking and enforcement ahead of the country’s departure from the European Union, a House of Commons committee said in a report Wednesday. The findings by the Foreign Affairs Committee cite concerns that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has set… Read More
15th May 2019
First quarter net profit halved at United Company Rusal year-on-year as the lingering effects of U.S. sanctions and depressed global prices hit the Russian aluminum giant. However the weak performance is likely to be a one-off event, analysts said, as Rusal continues on the road to recovery following 10 months… Read More
16th April 2019
Rusal is making its first investment in the United States since Washington lifted sanctions against the Russian aluminum giant, teaming up with U.S. manufacturer Braidy Industries to build a mill in Kentucky. Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum producer outside China, announced the deal in one of the main markets for… Read More
18th March 2019
AP — Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Treasury Department, saying the sanctions against him have caused a “wholesale devastation” of his wealth and reputation. The billionaire argues he was unfairly and illegally targeted by the U.S. government when he was slapped with sanctions… Read More
6th February 2019
The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently removed three companies from its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, where they had been each designated under two Executive Orders as part of OFAC’s Ukraine-/Russia-related program. The delisting process for these firms, which was elongated due to the Congressional oversight… Read More
18th January 2019
AP — The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury’s decision to ease… Read More
16th January 2019
AP — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging senators to vote against a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska [pictured]. Mnuchin met with Republican senators behind closed doors Tuesday in the hours before a planned Senate vote on… Read More