Cryptocurrency Trading to be blocked in Denmark

Danske Bank, one of the biggest banks located in Copenhagen, has warned his customers against purchasing the cryptocurrencies
30 March 2018   1003

This bank has got departments in Trondheim (Norway) and Vilnius (Lithuania). According to the announcement on its website, the company does not presently allow any cryptocurrency transaction. Cryptocurrencies are not held by a central bank, so the bank declares about the lack of the investor and consumer defence commonly connected with with traditional investments and currencies.

Also, cryptocurrencies have been strongly volatile and the price formation is non-transparent, as it was said in the message. All these points have formed a very limited position of the investors about the development of the market and what factors do control the price.

The bank accentuated the lack of the framework control and transparency as the most significant reasons for not investing in cryptocurrencies. These problems have made digital money a target money laundering and extortion.

Danske Bank requires that a financial establishment is obliged to assist in the struggle against the crimes. Today cryptocurrencies do not correspond to the optimal level of transparency for the bank to fulfil anti-money laundering (AML) obligations.

Though, as it was said in the notice, the bank might be able to change his decision relatively to cryptocurrency, if the trading market becomes more developed and
limpid.

The cryptocurrency surrounding environment is also will not been supported by the bank. It has refused from the opportunity of buying financial instruments that could influence on the price of cryptocurrencies. Such instruments may also include the exchange trade notes which reflect the price of the cryptocurrency. The exchange trade notes are characterised by volatility and strong risk.

Danske Bank does not forbid using of its bank-issued credit cards connected with cryptocurrency trading. But the customers are recommended to adhere to the current anti-corruption procedures and AML rules.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   105

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.