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Fraud kingpin ran multi-million dollar ops from inside immigration detention center

It started with the arrest of 36-year-old woman in Sydney on suspicion of laundering more than $ 480,000 gained by hacking multiple business emails; within a week, police had taken down a $ 3 million international crime syndicate. “We can’t establish at this stage who it’s gone to or what it’s being used [for],” Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis told reporters ...

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Kingpin of global central banks calls for cryptocurrency crackdown

The cryptocurrency bitcoin is “a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster,” according to Agustin Carstens, the head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Read more He called on central banks to clamp down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to stop them “piggybacking” on mainstream institutions and becoming a “threat to financial stability.” Talking at ...

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US dollar will lose its ‘kingpin’ status – economist Jim O’Neill

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 09:47 The greenback’s status as the world’s most powerful currency has come into question, and could soon be shattered, even though contracts based on the US dollar dominate global markets. Economist Jim O’Neill says investors “have to believe” it is not going to be the kingpin currency forever. He explained it is because of intensified ...

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Silk Road kingpin sought assassins to protect black-market empire

The Silk Road was a one-stop internet shop for anyone looking for a kidney, an Uzi or a half kilo of cocaine. The blackest of markets, the dark web site swiftly gained notoriety as the Amazon of illegal commerce — and just as quickly frustrated federal authorities who sought to stem its booming business model. Behind the online business was ...

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