Citigroup Looking For Certified Bitcoin Professionals To Tackle Money Laundering

Announcements, News | April 19, 2018 By:

Financial services giant Citigroup is looking for bitcoin professionals to beef up its anti-money laundering team.

According to LinkedIn job ads, the New York-based financial-services giant is looking for a vice president and senior vice president for its anti-money laundering division to explore risks associated with money laundering in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.


Iceland’s “Big Bitcoin Heist” Suspect Escapes From Prison

Crime, News | April 19, 2018 By:

The suspected mastermind behind the theft of 600 bitcoin mining rigs in Iceland has escaped from prison and fled to Sweden, police said.

Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped through a window of the low-security Sogn prison in rural southern Iceland. Guards only realized Stefansson was gone after he had boarded the Icelandair flight bound for Stockholm’s Arlanda airport at Keflavik Airport.


Brazil’s Largest Brokerage To Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

News | April 19, 2018 By:

XP Investimentos, the biggest investment firm in Brazil, is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange.

XP Investimentos provides individuals with access to financial education with topics ranging from investment basics to advanced portfolio management strategies. The XP Group also includes an asset management company with more than $35 billion for over 500,000 clients under management and an insurance broker.