8 charged in French cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadis

Christel Deskins

PARIS — France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said Saturday that eight people have been charged for their alleged involvement in a complex scheme financing Islamic extremists in Syria through the use of cryptocurrencies. Two suspects have been handed preliminary charges of financing terrorism and terrorist conspiracy in a judicial investigation opened […]

The Role of Identity and Access Management in Decentralized Finance and Cryptocurrency

Christel Deskins

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Identity Management Institute raises concerns over identity, access, and fraud risks in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrency wallets. With the increasing use of cryptocurrency wallets and perhaps the inevitable arrival of a decentralized financial system, the foreseeable risks of identity theft and fraud must […]

Square Launches Initiative To Ensure Patents Don’t Get In The Way Of Cryptocurrency Innovation

Christel Deskins

Square Inc (NYSE: SQ), the financial technology company co-founded by Jack Dorsey, has launched an initiative to encourage open-sourced innovation-sharing in the cryptocurrency domain. What Happened:  The company launched COPA or Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance, which addresses the patent lockup concern, on Thursday. The fintech company claimed that locking up […]