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Michael Saylor MicroStrategy plans to acquire more bitcoin assets



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MicroStrategy investor relations haven’t been doing so well lately. Crypto company MicroStrategy, the largest crypto investor with a massive bitcoin holdings, wants to sell its $500 million worth of Class A shares to Cowen and Company and BTIG.

Michael Saylor MicroStrategy wants to buy more bitcoins

According to a document sent by the company to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), MicroStrategy could use the proceeds from the stock sale to buy even more bitcoins.

You can also learn from the document that the company does not plan to trade in future cryptocurrency purchases or buy any derivatives. It plans to simply add more bitcoins to its account and store them until better times come. But don’t rule out the possibility that MicroStrategy might sell some assets if it suddenly needs liquidity.

MicroStrategy has no goal of buying any specific amount of bitcoins. The company will track the crypto markets and determine how much of the digital currency is worth buying in any given situation based on asset movements.

Michael Saylor MicroStrategy is accused of not paying taxes

News recently broke that the Attorney General of the District of Columbia has sued MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, accusing him of failing to pay $25 million in taxes and the company of abetting the crime by filing false information about Saylor’s residence.

Saylor is officially registered in the state of Florida, which he continues to claim, denying all of the charges. However, according to authorities, he does in fact remain in the District of Columbia and therefore must pay taxes there.

Is MicroStrategy going to sell bitcoins?

Meanwhile, crypto influencer CryptoVinco tweeted Sept. 5 that the crypto kit, which owns more than 200,000 bitcoins, has moved all of its assets to exchanges. According to CryptoVinco, he is 99% sure that this whale is Michael Saylor.

The community is skeptical of the crypto analyst’s claims, as Saylor has repeatedly promised not to sell his bitcoin assets. Also, the crypto-kit that CryptoVinco claims has more bitcoins than we know MicroStrategy has. The value of bitcoin has risen 1.7% in the last 24 hours. Now, the cryptocurrency is trading above $21,000 for the first time in 7 days.

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China has uncovered a money laundering scheme involving the digital yuan. How does money laundering work? 



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Chinese authorities have uncovered a 200 million yuan (~$28 million) money-laundering scheme where criminals used the digital yuan. Local newspaper Renmin Jibao writes about it. How does money laundering work?

It is reported that the criminals were detained in Fujian province. According to law enforcement authorities, the criminal group, led by Lai Moumou and Zheng Moumou, provided illegal services for the settlement of money to support gambling businesses. It is also noted that the group formed entire cells throughout China and worked on money laundering.

This is the second reported case of the digital yuan appearing in illegal activities. Earlier, the editorial board wrote that the People’s Bank of China decided to amend the digital yuan model after authorities uncovered an eleven-person criminal cell that used the digital state currency to launder money.

According to local media reports, the scammers used phishing to obtain the digital state currency, which they later ran through banks and payment systems. The amount of the fraud was not disclosed. However, it remains unclear whether the incident was the reason for the digital currency changes.

Work on the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or DCEP, as representatives of the financial regulator themselves call the project, has been underway since 2014. In this case, the head of the Chinese Central Bank Yi Gang, noted that the financial institution has no clear timetable for the launch of the digital yuan. The banker drew attention to the fact that information about the pilot release of the digital asset and related initiatives should not be equated with the official release of the virtual yuan.

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FBI tracked Colonial Pipeline hackers through Chainalysis



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Recently, Colonial Pipeline has been hacked again. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could identify Colonial Pipeline hackers through analytics firm Chainalysis. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing representatives of the firm.

It is not clear how exactly the FBI could identify the attackers. It is alleged that Chainalysis collects a large amount of data from the blockchain and also relies on off-network information received from customers. The analytics firm uses machine learning and statistical analysis to figure out where and to whom cryptocurrency might be sent.

In May 2021, a group of hackers called DarkSide hacked and shut down the Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest oil pipelines in the United States, causing a fuel shortage on the East Coast. As a ransom, the hackers demanded that 75 BTC be transferred to an anonymous wallet. Colonial Pipeline hackers then apologized.

Earlier in September, analysts at Group-IB found that the number of cryptocurrency-related fraud sites rose to 2,000 in the first half of 2022, a 335% increase over the entire 2021. At the same time, just over 60% of all fraudulent crypto-sites are registered through Russian providers.

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Is Kraken a good crypto exchange? Kraken has no plans to change its listing due to SEC complaints



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Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is not going to remove from its listing tokens that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compares to securities. Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken CEO Dave Ripley told Reuters.

Is Kraken a good crypto exchange?

Recall, earlier media revealed that the U.S. exchange regulator has organized an investigation into the actions of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to list tokens. The reason for launching the investigation was the SEC’s suspicions that Coinbase opened American users’ access to transactions with cryptocurrencies, which can be classified as securities.

However, despite the investigation, the exchange regulator did not sue Coinbase, which has already surprised Ripple, which has long been in litigation with the SEC over the altcoin XRP.

The SEC sued Ripple back in late 2020. The regulator argues that XRP falls under the definition of securities, but the California-based startup disagrees. While the verdict on the lawsuit between the SEC and Ripple probably won’t appear until late 2022, Coinbase was one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to remove XRP from its listing.

We previously reported on researchers finding vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency exchanges.

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