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Metropolitan Police seize record £114 million of Bitcoin
Scotland Yard has seized £114 million of Bitcoin as part of an investigation into money laundering offences.
The Metropolitan Police said the sum is more than double the amount of cash seized last year and was the largest cryptocurrency confiscation in the UK.
One bitcoin is currently worth around £25,000, having fallen from a peak in April of £47,126.48, meaning the sum confiscated may have been worth nearly double two months ago.
The Bitcoin value of the assets seized by the force’s Economic Crime Command following up intelligence received about the transfer of criminal assets is not known and the investigation is continuing.
Britain warns coronavirus monitor devices work less well for darker-skinned people
The NHS said the devices used to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin.
Robinhood Stock (HOOD) Closes 7.5% Down After First Week of Trading
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Former Supreme Court Judge Suspect In President's Killing: Haiti Police
Haitian police had earlier this week issued an arrest warrant for Wendelle Coq-Thelot, a former Supreme Court judge who was ousted with two other judges earlier in February when...
China's Central Bank Continues It's Anti-Crypto Agenda In Second Half Of 2021
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Illegal gold mining on Colombia's rivers rising: UN
The illegal mining of gold from rivers and waterways in Colombia is increasing, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a new report.
Victoria's Secret UK Goes Into Liquidation Amid Pandemic-Induced Sales Drop
The lingerie retailer hired administrators in June 2020 due to the negative effects of the coronavirus lockdown. However, the move didn't save the company branch, as sales conti...
"They Thought I Was Dead": Wife Of Haiti's Assassinated President
The killers eventually found what they were looking for in president Jovenel Moise's residence, and made cursory efforts on their way out to see if first lady Martine Moise was ...
China, Australia Ramp Up Covid Curbs As Delta Variant Spreads
The Delta variant, which was first identified in India, is forcing governments to reimpose tough measures, while other nations are reconsidering plans to open their economies.
‘I Think We Can Learn a Lot From Black Thinkers’: An Interview With Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal
Considered before the 2019 elections as the ‘“youthful face of resistance to Thailand’s junta” and chastised until today for his writings and speeches against militarism and con...
Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids
Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing tha...
Next Covid variant 'could kill one in three people'
Research presented to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) today warned a future strain could be as deadly as MERS - which kill 35 per cent of infected people - ...
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