Police cryptocurrency experts at Europol and London’s Met Police told Business Insider that a subset of cryptocurrencies are associated with criminality. Monero, zcash and dash have all raised flags. These three currencies have extra privacy features which can frustrate investigations. Exchanges which deal in these currencies are also less likely […]
Europol director Rob Wainwright warned about a hike in crypto-related crime. He said 4% of all criminal proceeds are now turned into cryptocurrencies. P olice have limited means of disrupting crypto transactions, unlike those using traditional finance. Law enforcement across the board is worried about untraceable transactions. Criminals in Europe […]
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said Britain must leave Europol. The policing body enables data sharing and co-operation across Europe. The UK wants to stay, and senior UK police officers say that it is vital. But Barnier said the UK leaving is a “logical consequence” of Brexit. Europol […]
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organisation in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol said in a report published Friday.