How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

  By Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas And Kyra Gurney January 16, 2018 08:00 AM   When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers…

Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

By NATHANIEL POPPER, OLEG MATSNEV and ANA VANESSA HERRERO JAN. 3, 2018 People waiting outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, last month to exchange the Venezuelan bolívar for a new local currency. Venezuelan officials have plans to go a step further with a virtual currency in order to circumvent American sanctions. Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse…

How Deutsche Bank Enabled A Dirty Offshore Bank To Move Dark Mone

The German giant processed hundreds of millions of dollars of suspicious transactions into the US for a Cyprus bank awash with dirty money linked to the Kremlin, Syrian chemical weapons, organised crime, and ISIS. Posted on December 15, 2017, at 2:04 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor This is Part…

Exposed: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funnelling Money To Syria’s Chemical Weapons Financiers

Inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks, confidential files expose Kremlin connections to a network of shadowy people fronting for Syria’s chemical weapons programme, ISIS, and organised crime. Posted on December 14, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent This is Part Two of a BuzzFeed News investigation.…

Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed Revealed: The Secrets Of One Of The World’s Dirtiest Banks And Its Powerful Western Protectors

Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. Leaked documents reveal the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating information – while some of the planet’s most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in business. Posted on December 13, 2017, at 2:00 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations…

Lafarge en Syrie : la chute de l’ancien PDG Bruno Lafont

L’ex-patron du cimentier a été mis en examen, vendredi soir, pour « financement du terrorisme ». Il est le sixième responsable du groupe mis en cause dans ce dossier 08.12.2017  Par Soren Seelow et Denis Cosnard Le 27 janvier 2017, Bruno Lafont, PDG de Lafarge entre 2007 et 2015, est entendu dans les locaux des douanes judiciaires. Les…

Finanzierung von Jihadisten: Strafverfahren gegen Ex-Lafarge-Chef Lafont eröffnet

Französische Untersuchungsrichter haben wegen des Verdachts der Finanzierung von Jihadisten gegen sechs frühere Topmanager von Lafarge ein Strafverfahren eröffnet. Nun auch gegen den Ex-Präsidenten Lafont. Nikos Tzermias 10.12.2017, 19:51 Uhr Auch gegen den ehemaligen Président-directeur général (PDG) des französischen Zementkonzerns, Bruno Lafont, ist mittlerweile ein formelles Ermittlungsverfahren wegen der Finanzierung von Jihadisten in Syrien und…

How Companies and Their Investors Pay Lip Service to UN Sanctions

by Enrico Carisch November 5, 2017 South Korean soldiers guarding the Panmunjom demilitarized zone  between South Korea and North Korea, to the rear. UN Security Council sanctions against entities doing business with North Korea have been selective. HENRIK ISHIHARA/CREATIVE COMMONS     If an investment, shareholding, credit or other financing tool benefits an enterprise or…

An Open Source Protocol for Digital Sovereign Identity

  Ashley Brooke Taylor cooperative systems for a circular economy September 7, 2017 Blockchain holds the potential to be a powerful accounting system for many transactions taking place today. Most importantly it can be a tool to account for sustainability and impact investment, things that money has had trouble accounting for truly. The decentralization blockchain…

Virtual currency offerings banned

By Wu Yiyao in Shanghai 2017-09-06 Initial coin offerings, raising funds through the launch of token-based virtual currencies, have been banned in China, according to an announcement made by several authorities on Monday. Analysts said that authorities move to ban ICOs is not surprising given that ICOs, with strong liquidity and great risk exposure, have…