US says takes down Hamas, ISIS, al-Qaeda cryptocurrency funding efforts

The US Justice Department on Thursday said it took down efforts by the military wing of Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic State to raise funds via cryptocurrency through schemes that included selling bogus COVID-19 safety equipment to US hospitals.Officials told reporters that they seized about $2 million during the largest-ever US move against the use by militant groups of cryptocurrencies. Authorities also seized more than 300 cryptocurrency...