Trump campaign will now accept crypto contributions

May 27, 2024
The Federal Election Commission says crypto donations are subject to the same rules and contribution limits as conventional contributions are — but some states ban them, as the currencies are harder to trace and regulate.
The Donald Trump campaign recently announced it will accept campaign contributions in cryptocurrencies.
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SEC moves closer to blessing ether ETFs, cheering crypto fans

May 24, 2024
It could soon be easier to buy and sell ether, a cousin of bitcoin, via traditional market mechanisms.
Instead of directly buying the cryptocurrency, a spot ETF would allow an asset manager to do it for you.
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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison

Mar 28, 2024
Crypto entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a massive fraud that unraveled with the collapse of FTX, the massive crypto exchange.
Above, Sam Bankman-Fried in March 2023. On Thursday, Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud and conspiracy.
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Has El Salvador’s bitcoin gamble paid off?

Nov 8, 2023
Two years after El Salvador approved bitcoin as legal tender, only 1% of remittances are in bitcoin and many people don’t use it.
Coffee shop owner Gabe Gutierrez said bitcoin accounts for 5% to 10% of his sales.

Crypto is one way Hamas gets its funding

But it's only one tool for evading sanctions. And it's actually easier to track cryptocurrency movement than you might think.
In April, Hamas announced it would no longer be taking donations in crypto because law enforcement has been able "to trace and track these flows," said Ari Redbord of TRM Labs.
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The trial of Sam Bankman-Fried provides early lessons for crypto

Oct 12, 2023
"There were red flags all over FTX," said the New York Times' David Yaffe-Bellany. "Even in the kind of renegade world of crypto, these sort of lessons from traditional finance still apply."
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried at a bail hearing on Aug. 11.
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Despite EU crypto sanctions, Russians are still using digital currencies

Sep 25, 2023
Crypto sanctions have caused headaches for many anti-war Russians who fled abroad, but crypto use within Russia is still common.
The goal of the the European Union's crypto restrictions is to stop sanctioned Russians from finding loopholes to move money out of Russia.
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In "Easy Money," crypto's central premise is put to the test

Jul 18, 2023
The cryptocurrency industry seeks to create a decentralized, peer-to-peer means of exchange, but is it really just a speculative bubble?
"Cryptocurrencies are not currencies, economically speaking, because they don't do what money does," says actor and author Ben McKenzie.
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Regulate crypto? Sure. But how? 

Jul 14, 2023
Both regulators and crypto bros cheer a ruling on Ripple Labs. Many call the regulatory framework governing digital assets outmoded.
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What's behind the SEC lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance?

Jun 6, 2023
Are cryptocurrencies securities like stocks and bonds? There isn't consensus, but the answer would make a huge difference to the crypto industry.
The SEC is accusing crypto exchange Coinbase of trading cryptocurrencies that the agency says should be registered as securities.
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