Coinfly to Add Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV & Stellar

Company re-branded its trading platform for individual users - the part that was previously available as “Buy and Sell” will now be called “Mycoinify”
12 February 2019   751

Coinify, the leading European Bitcoin buying and selling platform and payment service provider, added support for three new assets, giving users the opportunity to buy Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV and Stellar via bank transfers and credit cards. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

BCH, BSV and XLM trading will start on Tuesday, February 12, and as Coinify co-founder and CEO Mark Hoigord said, adding new cryptocurrencies has become part of a broader plan, according to which the company intends to maintain 15 digital assets by the end of the year.

At the same time, the company based in Copenhagen re-branded its trading platform for individual users - the part that was previously available as “Buy and Sell” will now be called “Mycoinify”.

According to company representatives, this rebranding is designed to more clearly distinguish between payment products that Coinify offers companies from B2C-service for individuals.

Pia Skafte Johansen, Director of Payment Solutions, emphasized that Mycoinify will target end-users, offering them a simple and compliant regulator platform for purchasing various virtual currencies.

Coinify has been present on the market since 2014, and besides the possibility of buying cryptocurrencies, it also offers processing services, by the end of 2015 supporting payments in 16 digital currencies. In 2016, Coinify announced the successful completion of a residential real estate transaction for bitcoins in Denmark. The deal is the first of its kind not only in this country, but also in the whole Scandinavian region.

Last year, the company added the possibility of buying via bank transfers and Ethereum cryptocurrency credit cards.

Dutch Authorities to Shut Down Bestmixer

The service is accused of launder over $200M worth crypto with coin "mixing" - spliting the amount and mixing it with other coins from different sources
23 May 2019   268

The Bitcoin mixing service Bestmixer was forced to cease operations after a nearly one-year investigation of money laundering charges. It is reported by Bleeping Computer.

Like other similar services, Bestmixer.io split the amount in bitcoins into smaller transactions and mixed them with transactions from other sources in order to hide their origin, and then transfers the entire amount minus the commission to the final address.

It also offered similar services with Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The investigation believes that service customers could launder money through cryptocurrency.

Bestmixer offered a very clear page on why someone should mix their cryptocurrency. On this page Bestmixer described the current anti-money laundering policies and how its service could help evade these policies by making funds anonymous and untraceable. Offering such a service is considered illegal in many countries.
 

John Fokker

Head of Cyber Investigations, McAfee

Bestmixer was opened in May 2018. For the year of its existence, its turnover amounted to about 27,000 BTC (approximately $ 200 million). Fiscal Information and Investigation Service claims that a significant part of the funds passed through the mixer was obtained as a result of conducting illegal activities or was used to finance criminal gangs.

Policemen confiscated a domain and six servers in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In addition, they got access to all transactions carried out using the service, cryptocurrency and IP-addresses, as well as messages from the chat. This information is currently transmitted to Europol.