Category: restrictions

IRS, Chainalysis Helping Ukraine Track Russians Using Crypto to Evade Sanctions

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it’s working closely with Ukraine to help it trace crypto transactions of Russian sanctions evaders. The agency is providing the Ukrainians access to…

Binance Reportedly Investigated in US for Russia Sanctions Violations

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is facing a U.S. probe over suspected violations of sanctions against Russia, according to a media report. The inquiry is looking into whether the trading platform was…

‘Evil Crypto’ Can Be Used in Foreign Trade, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Says

Cryptocurrency may be bad for investors but it can be useful in international settlements, according to a top government official in Moscow. Russian authorities intend to set up a special…

Dollar Dominance Fading Amid Growing China Trade, Russia Sanctions Risks, Ray Dalio Says

Fewer nations are willing to hold the U.S. dollar as America’s share in the global economy becomes smaller while China’s role in international trade expands, billionaire Ray Dalio noted. The…

Credit Suisse, UBS, Other Banks Facing Russia Sanctions Probe in US, Report

Switzerland’s troubled Credit Suisse and its rescuer, USB, are subject to an investigation into whether bankers helped Russian oligarchs evade Western sanctions, according to a media report. Some major U.S.…

Blockchain to Become More Relevant in Payments This Year, Sberbank Exec Says

Blockchain technology can help solve current issues with settlements, according to the deputy chief executive of Sberbank. Russia’s largest bank is working with other financial institutions to develop blockchain-based payment…

Moscow City Crypto Exchanges Ready to Send Cash to London, Report

An investigation into digital asset exchanges in the Russian capital has established that some of them are ready to buy digital coins and deliver paper money in the U.K. The…