The directive could offer much-needed regulatory clarity for digital assets and preserve the US as a global leader in technological innovation.
Crypto has come under scrutiny since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for its potential as a conduit for sanctioned Russians seeking a place to park assets.
The fundraiser aims to support the WikiLeaks founder’s legal defence as he seeks to avoid extradition from the UK to the US.
A crackdown on cryptocurrencies comes as central banks aim to launch their own version of digital cash.
US authorities said they seized $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange whose systems were breached nearly six years ago.
Wormhole, a site that allows the transfer of information from one crypto network to another, says it has been "exploited" for 120,000 units of a version of the second-largest cryptocurrency, ether.
During the Feb 1 budget speech, the Indian finance minister announced a 30 percent tax on any income from the transfer of virtual digital assets.
If the suggested move is adopted, it could disrupt the burgeoning virtual money sector as Russia is one of the largest crypto-mining nations in the world.
Central American leader Nayib Bukele announces he is going to visit the capital Ankara, in an official trip during which he is seeking to advance bilateral ties with Turkiye.
Pyongyang is accused of using stolen funds to support its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes to circumvent sanctions.
The year 2021 saw 82 percent growth in crypto-related scams, says an analytical report of data group Chainalysis.
From El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender to a $69 million NFT being sold, 2021 was a singular year for the industry.
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