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US Judge Approves Binance’s $4.3 Billion Settlement Deal: Reuters

cryptopotato.com A U.S. federal judge has approved Binance’s guilty plea and a hefty $4.3 billion settlement deal for violating anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws through its…

Tokenized, Inc: BlackRock's Plan To Own The Fractionalized World

bitcoinmagazine.com Just one day after the January 11 approval of 11 Bitcoin spot ETFs – including BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) – by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,…

What could bring Apple down?

economist.com Tim Cook, boss of Apple, is having a rough start to 2024. In the past month his company has faced an unusual barrage of unpleasantness. A patent dispute forced it to remove…

BNB remains stable as judge approves Binance’s $4.3B plea deal

ambcrypto.com None After months, the Binance $4.3 billion plea deal has been endorsed. • None Additional travel restrictions have also been put in place for Chanpeng Zhao. According to a…

Judge Signs Off on Binance's $4.3B Plea Deal With U.S. Prosecutors

coindesk.com During a sentencing hearing Friday, Judge Richard Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington approved the top-line fine itself, though he did…

BP manager's husband pleads guilty to insider trading, listened in on wife's work calls

foxbusiness.com The husband of a former BP manager is facing possible prison time and a divorce after admitting to profiting from stock trades he made based on information he had gleaned…

Is the Google Search era over?

morningbrew.com Try Googling, “Has Google gone downhill?”—you’ll notice that many people are convinced the answer is yes. The first blue link will take you to a collection of Reddit rants,…

Why everyone needs to be a "chief AI officer"

axios.com "Chief AI officer" is one of the hottest new job titles, but some experts say AI strategy should be everyone's job. Why it matters: Many organizations have decided that AI…

You don't need a Chief AI officer

axios.com Chief AI officer is one of the hottest new job titles, but some experts say AI strategy should be everyone's job. Why it matters: Many organizations have decided that AI is…

Trump clemency recipient Philip Esformes pleads guilty in Medicare fraud case

cnbc.com Philip Esformes attends the 15th annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on August 7, 2015 in Century City, California. Philip…

Japanese Yakuza boss charged with nuclear trafficking by the US

theregister.com A Japanese Yakuza leader is being charged with trafficking nuclear materials by US prosecutors. The defendant, Takeshi Ebisawa, was previously charged in April 2022 with…

Judge Overseeing Trump-Georgia Case Once Donated To Fani Willis' Campaign

zerohedge.com Judge Overseeing Trump-Georgia Case Once Donated To Fani Willis' Campaign Is anything even surprising anymore? Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is in…

The U.S. prison population, mapped

axios.com Data: Bureau of Justice Statistics; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios The U.S. prison population rose 2.1% between 2021 and 2022, per recent Justice Department data, reversing a…

Who is Takeshi Ebisawa? Yakuza boss charged with trafficking nuke materials

newsweek.com The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging a Japanese national with conspiring to traffic nuclear materials. The DOJ…

Duo face 20 years in prison over counterfeit iPhone scam

theregister.com Two Chinese nationals are facing a maximum of 20 years in prison after being convicted of mailing thousands of fake iPhones to Apple for repair in the hope they'd be…

Feds charge Japanese Yakuza leader with nuclear materials trafficking

cnbc.com The DOJ alleges that a high-ranking member of the Yakuza, Takeshi Ebisawa, was the central figure in a plot to funnel American weapons to ethnic militias in Myanmar in…

Supreme Court's 'Silence' Is Good for Donald Trump: Legal Analyst

newsweek.com The Supreme Court's "silence" on Donald Trump's immunity case may benefit him as he campaigns to return to the White House, said Harvard law professor and legal analyst…

‘Truly Stunning!’ CNN’s Paula Reid and Kaitlan Collins Shocked By Busted Anti-Biden Witness Lies ‘That Could Impact Election’

mediaite.com CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins and correspondent Paula Reid were stunned by breaking details of an ex-FBI informant busted for telling lies about President Joe Biden and Hunter…

Lawmakers want pause on federal funds for predictive policing

reason.com Should data scientists be in the business of fingering Americans for crimes they could commit, someday? Last month, a group of federal lawmakers asked the Department of…

DOJ Attorneys Seek Protective Order in Changpeng Zhao (CZ) Lawsuit Due to Sensitive Information

coinpedia.org Qadir Ak is the founder of Coinpedia. He has over a decade of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2010.…

Six things we learned from the LockBit takedown

techcrunch.com A sweeping law enforcement operation led by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency this week took down LockBit, the notorious Russia-linked ransomware gang that has for years…

DC federal jury convicts 2 Chinese nationals of duping Apple out of over $3 million with fake iPhones

aol.com A Washington, D.C., federal jury convicted two Chinese nationals on Tuesday, for being part of a scheme in which they submitted over 5,000 fake iPhones to Apple for repair,…

Capital One-Discover merger faces key risk (It's not the consumer)

thestreet.com Capital One Financial's (COF) surprise $35 billion takeover of Discover Financial Services could provide the first major test of President Joe Biden's effort to limit big…

Capital One Plots Largest Credit Card Acquisition Ever. Will Regulators Play Ball?

investors.com Warren Buffett-backed Capital One plans to buy Discover Financial (DFS) in a $35.3 billion all-stock deal that would form the sixth-largest U.S. bank by assets and create a…

LockBit Ransomware Gang Broken Up After Taking $120 Million in Bitcoin

decrypt.co LockBit, described by law enforcement officials “as one of the world’s most prolific ransomware gangs,” has been dismantled in a coordinated campaign involving officials in…

OFAC sanctions 10 wallets linked to LockBit takedown

blockworks.co The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added several wallet addresses tied to two Russian nationals to its specially designated nationals list. Artur Sungatov and…

U.S. Prosecutors Recommend Court to Accept Binance Plea Deal

observers.com Last November, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, , which would see it remain in business by paying $4.3 billion in penalties for failing to comply with…

U.S. Bans Crypto Addresses Tied to LockBit Ransomware Group From Financial System

coindesk.com The U.S. Treasury Department's sanctions watchdog added nearly a dozen bitcoin and ether addresses to its global blacklist, alleging they were used by ransomware purveyors.…

The GOP's Biden investigation wins keep hilariously backfiring on them

msnbc.com The Department of Justice bringing two counts of lying to the FBI against the informant who accused Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden of corruption is the latest bad news…

Investor Trust in Exchange Tokens Sees Resurgence, Overcoming FTX Scandal Shadows

cryptonews.com Crypto exchange tokens have shown resilience, rebounding from the lows caused by the FTX scandal and reaching new highs amid the ongoing bullish market. Investor confidence…

Capital One to buy Discover Financial in $35.3 billion all-stock deal

finance.yahoo.com NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Warren Buffett-backed U.S. consumer bank Capital One plans to acquire U.S. credit card issuer Discover Financial Services in an all-stock…

Capital One to buy Discover Financial in all-stock deal

investing.com NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Capital One, a U.S. consumer lender backed by Warren Buffett, said on Monday that it will acquire credit card issuer Discover Financial…

Cummins Fined $1.6 Billion Over Allegations It Outfitted Dodge Rams With Software To Cheat Emissions

zerohedge.com Cummins Fined $1.6 Billion Over Allegations It Outfitted Dodge Rams With Software To Cheat Emissions Engine manufacturer Cummins is facing $1.6 billion in fines after…

The Supreme Court will decide whether to let civilians own automatic weapons

vox.com A bump stock device, at left, which fits on a semi-automatic rifle to allow it to fire much like a fully automatic rifle, is installed on an AK-47 at a Utah gun store in…

How to think about the Google anti-monopoly trial

economist.com Forgive yourself if you have forgotten that Google, owned by Alphabet, is on its third month in the dock during the biggest anti-monopoly trial since America’s Department of…

XRP Army Applauds: SEC Nears End Of 'ETH Gate' Investigation

bitcoinist.com The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly concluding its investigation into allegations of conflict of interest within its ranks, particularly concerning…

Who is Alexander Smirnov? GOP's star witness charged with Hunter Biden lies

newsweek.com A former FBI informant is charged with lying to officials about the Biden family's business dealings in Ukraine. Alexander Smirnov was indicted by a federal grand jury on…

A stunning indictment could doom Republican's effort to impeach Biden

businessinsider.com House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference about the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Special counsel David Weiss blew…

Zeus, IcedID malware kingpin faces 40 years in slammer

theregister.com A Ukrainian cybercrime kingpin who ran some of the most pervasive malware operations faces 40 years in prison after spending nearly a decade on the FBI's Cyber Most Wanted…

GoFundMe Delists Tornado Cash Legal Crowdfunding Campaign

cryptonews.com Popular crowdfunding network GoFundMe has pulled down the legal aid fundraiser for Tornado Cash co-founder and developer, citing a breach. In a Feb 15 X (formerly Twitter)…

Joe Biden's impeachment is unravelling

newsweek.com Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden appear to be unravelling following the indictment of a key witness in the investigation led by House Oversight Committee…

Alvin Bragg's Case Against Trump Should Have Been Dismissed

newsweek.com On Thursday, February 15, Acting Justice Juan Merchan in the Manhattan trial court ordered that Alvin Bragg's 34-count felony case against former president Trump, alleging…

Law Firm Handling FTX’s Bankruptcy Case Expected to Become Binance’s Independent Monitor

cryptonews.com New York-based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, which is currently handling FTX’s bankruptcy case, is expected to be appointed as the independent monitor for Binance Holdings.…

Ukrainian national pleads guilty for roles in Zeus, IcedID malware operations

cyberscoop.com A Ukrainian man accused of playing key roles in two prolific malware groups that bilked millions from victims around the world over a decade pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal…

White House lawyers wrote Garland slamming Hur's report before its release

politico.com Hur didn’t take that advice. Instead, he wrote a report that rocked Washington with its detailed descriptions of Biden’s forgetfulness and its assessment that the president…

Jack Smith used Donald Trump's own arguments against him: Legal analyst

newsweek.com Special Counsel Jack Smith used former President Donald Trump's arguments against him in a new Supreme Court filing, MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin explained on Wednesday.…

House Ethics Obtains Text Messages From Gaetz Inviting Woman His Friend Paid for Sex on ‘High-Quality Adventurous’ Trip to Keys: Report

mediaite.com Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Trouble may be brewing for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), according to a new ABC News report that House Ethics investigators had obtained text…

Biden attacked Hur for asking him when Beau died. That didn't happen, sources say

nbcnews.com President Joe Biden lashed out at Robert Hur last week over one particular line in the special counsel's report on his handling of classified documents: that Biden "did not…

Donald Trump uses Melania Trump Valentine's Day note to raise money

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump sent a Valentine's Day message on Wednesday to wife, Melania Trump, in the form of a fundraising email centered around his indictments and…

Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao’s Sentencing Pushed to April

bitcoinnews.com The judicial proceedings concerning Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the co-founder of the digital asset exchange, Binance, have encountered a delay, with the sentencing now slated for…

Binance founder Changpeng Zhao’s sentencing hearing is pushed to April with Sam Bankman-Fried’s just weeks away

aol.com The criminal sentencing of Binance founder Changpeng Zhao, or "CZ," has been postponed by two months to April 30, according to a notice from a Seattle federal court. The…

Spy Cameras For Sale On Amazon And eBay Are Being Used For Child Exploitation

forbes.com Across the internet, anyone can buy normal household items like these that also double as spy cameras. According to marketing materials for listings on Amazon, eBay and…

Jack Smith lobs Judge Cannon's own argument back at her in court filing

newsweek.com Special Counsel Jack Smith cited a previous case that the judge overseeing the federal classified documents trial against Donald Trump was involved in to suggest she should…

Former Binance CEO’s sentencing delayed until April

blockworks.co Former Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao’s sentencing on money laundering charges was delayed until April, according to a court notice. The delay pushes Zhao’s sentencing back two…

CZ Sentencing Postponed Until End of April: Report

decrypt.co U.S. prosecutors have postponed the sentencing of Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the founder of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, to April 30, CNBC reported late Monday. The former…

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