Crypto tumblers, exchanges under microscope as DOJ launches new task force

Crypto tumblers, exchanges under microscope as DOJ launches new task force

Under the pretext of holding corrupt actors accountable, the new taskforce will address crimes related to the criminal misuse of cryptocurrency. The White House, under the Biden-Harris administration, introduced a five-pillar strategy to counter corruption as a part of the core United States national security interest. The strategy involves establishing a new task force to address potential illicit activities on crypto exchanges and other services that can serve as avenues for money laundering.With the motive to enhance enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, as well as....


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