TIL US and the EU cut Iran off from the payments system.SWIFT, the electronic payments system headquartered in Brussels refused to cooperate, saying that it should not be used as a tool of politics. But the EU threatened the board and senior SWIFT executives with criminal charges, and SWIFT folded.

TIL US and the EU cut Iran off from the payments system.SWIFT, the electronic payments system headquartered in Brussels refused to cooperate, saying that it should not be used as a tool of politics. But the EU threatened the board and senior SWIFT executives with criminal charges, and SWIFT folded. submitted by /u/MakeTotalDestr0i
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Federal regulators file fraud charges against three bitcoin operators

Following an already rough month for bitcoin, three U.S. virtual currency operators have been charged with fraud by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC alleges that CabbageTech, Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd., and one unnamed bitcoin operator have …
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