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Banking whistleblower's next crusade: a clean cryptocurrency

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By Belen CarreñoMADRID (Reuters) - One of banking's most wanted whistleblowers, Frenchman Herve Falciani, has picked unlikely new weapons to fight money-laundering and fraud - cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind it. Living in self-imposed exile in Spain, the former HSBC systems engineer whose leaks of client data triggered a series of high-profile tax investigations is working with Spanish academics and fintech experts on a cryptocurrency he thinks regulators could embrace.He plans to launch an "ethical" crypto-token, called Tabu, making it traceable thanks to a ...

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 19:43 IST