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Peter Schiff Discovers “Bitcoin Mystery” To Be Nothing But Wallet Password Blunder (insidebitcoins.com) 01/23/2020 - 10:26am
Sometimes, phenomenal news reaches you. News that just makes you smile. For many, they had this reaction when the famous gold bug and crypto skeptic, Peter Schiff, announced that he had solved the mystery of his missing Bitcoin . The cause of all the drama turned out to be that he mistook the pin for his Bitcoin wallet as the password. A Classic...
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UK’s HMRC Seeks Tool to Track Crypto Tax Evaders (insidebitcoins.com) 01/23/2020 - 7:35am
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the tax authority for the United Kingdom, has opened the doors to contractors looking to help it in its mission to curb crypto-enabled tax evasion. Last week, the cybercrime team at the tax agency posted an open contract worth £100,000 (about $131,000), asking for an intelligence-gathering technology that...
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Two Japanese Arrested Over $712,062 Bitcoin Theft From Now Defunct CoinExchange (coinfo) 01/23/2020 - 7:09am
The cybercrime unit of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Tokyo has arrested two men who allegedly stole Bitcoin worth millions of Japanese from now-defunct CoinExchange cryptocurrency exchange two years ago. Yuto Onitsuka, 25, who was an employee of the Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange at that time, was charged with computer fraud, together...
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Kuetzal and Envestio Scam Reports to National Conduct Authority (thecoinrise.com) 01/23/2020 - 6:32am
Since late 2019, the Estonian crowdfunding sector, especially regarding lending-based platforms, has seen heightened scrutiny and potential fraud. The difficulties appeared so far at two platforms operating out of Estonia, specifically Kuetzal and Envestio Scam. ECN has received a large number of inquiries by concerned investors who have not been...
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Blockvest Saved from Default Judgement in Fraud Case (cointelegraph.com) 01/23/2020 - 6:03am
A California federal court has reversed a default judgement against two firms accused of running a cryptocurrency scam
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‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe (wtnh.com) 01/23/2020 - 5:35am
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal ...
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US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’ (khon2.com) 01/23/2020 - 5:14am
Associated Press Writer Ellen Knickmeyer contributed to this report. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against ...
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Norway ex-minister’s former partner charged in threats case (khon2.com) 01/23/2020 - 5:08am
If found guilty, she faces up to 10 years in prison. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against his extradition ...
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Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law (khon2.com) 01/23/2020 - 4:35am
Associated Press Writer Pan Pylas in Davos, Switzerland contributed to this story. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final ...
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Woman killed and 7 wounded, including 9-year-old child, in Seattle shooting (klfy.com) 01/23/2020 - 4:04am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against his extradition to France, ending a more than two-year legal ...
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Greek high court upholds Vinnik extradition order to France (startribune.com) 01/23/2020 - 2:36am
A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against his extradition to France, ending a more than two-year legal tug-of-war between three ...
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Korbit exchange will soon seize assets to pay crypto fraud victims (coingeek.com) 01/23/2020 - 2:00am
The updated terms of service allows Korbit exchange to seize funds and cryptocurrency from its users at the direction of “financial authorities.” [...] Read More... The post Korbit exchange will soon seize assets to pay crypto fraud victims appeared first on CoinGeek .
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Crypto exchange Korbit adds new measures for protecting fraud victims (invezz.com) 01/23/2020 - 12:45am
The new rules will come into force in one month, starting from February 24th. One of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges, Korbit, recently updated its Terms of Service. The new changes will ...
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Swedish cops get crypto lessons (coinrivet.com) 01/22/2020 - 9:04pm
Cops in Sweden have attended a seminar on cryptocurrency crime and compliance hosted by Swedish exchange BTCX. Regional police forces attended a meeting at the National Centre for Fraud Prevention for ...
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Duo accused of large-scale bitcoin fraud designed to ruin Japan IT firm (mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200123/p2a/00m/0na/008000c) 01/22/2020 - 8:12pm
Police allege that on Oct. 29, 2018, the suspects made 12 unauthorized entries into a bitcoin trader's account managed by Vipstar, from which they transferred funds into their own accounts.
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Judge Rejects TP ICAP Motions to Dismiss FX Fraud Charges (financemagnates.com) 01/22/2020 - 4:27pm
The regulator says the “flying prices” and “printing trades” practices were a core part of TP ICAP’s broking business.
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SEC Charges B2B Marketplace “Opporty” With Fraud (cryptobriefing.com) 01/22/2020 - 1:06pm
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged blockchain marketplace Opporty International with fraud, according to a litigation release published Tuesday, Jan. 21. Over the course of 2017 and 2018, Opporty and its founder, Sergii Grybniak, raised more than $600,000 in an unregistered token sale, or ICO. The SEC alleges that the company...
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6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail (news.bitcoin.com) 01/22/2020 - 11:40am
Former bank employees have received bonuses worth millions of euros in an illegal trading scheme that also involved a tax lawyer, prosecutors in Frankfurt revealed this week. The case is part of multiple investigations carried out across Germany, the hardest hit country in a notorious tax fraud scandal known as the Cum-ex Files. Also read:...
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Cryptocurrencies ‘Exciting but Come with Risks,’ Proclaims SEC Commissioner (beincrypto.com) 01/22/2020 - 11:13am
\n Robert Jackson, a United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner, stated that lawmakers are struggling to keep up with the pace of technology and mentioned both cryptocurrencies and algorithmic trading as examples. While he notes the benefits of these developments, he also highlights the difficulties regulators have in...
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World Zionist Congress election turnout is up — and secured with blockchain (forward.com) 01/22/2020 - 9:17am
The AZM has contracted with Votem, an election security company, to conduct the voting and protect against voter fraud. Votem, which uses blockchain technology, had previously been hired by the state ...
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Bitcoin fraud victim, 75, loses £11k in life savings - BBC News (bbc.com) 01/22/2020 - 7:02am
Bitcoin fraud victim, 75, loses £11k in life savings BBC News
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Bitcoin is ‘not effective’ to serve purposes of money, says billionaire investor Ray Dalio (theblockcrypto.com) 01/22/2020 - 5:28am
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who is the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, is not a fan of bitcoin. Dalio believes bitcoin doesn’t serve purposes of money. “There’s two purposes of money, a medium of exchange and a store hold of wealth, and bitcoin is not effective in either of those cases now,” he told CNBC at...
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Bitcoin Fraud Scheme Scams 75 Year Old out of Life Savings (beincrypto.com) 01/22/2020 - 4:41am
Frances Foster from Plymouth, England, lost around £11,000 to a fraudulent Bitcoin company. Her story is a lesson for all of us. Cryptocurrency scams continue to plague the entire industry, and ...
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Fake Smart Factory Captures Real Cyber-threats (info) 01/22/2020 - 4:37am
The honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate ransomware attacks, and used for consumer fraud. The fake concern consisted of real industrial control systems (ICS) ...
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Bitcoin fraud victim, 75, loses £11k in life savings (bbc.co.uk) 01/22/2020 - 1:39am
A 75-year-old woman is warning others of the dangers of an online scam that has cost her her life savings. Frances Foster, from Plymouth, lost £11,000 to a bogus bitcoin company she saw promising high ...
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Bitcoin fraud victim, 75, loses £11k in life savings (bbc.com) 01/21/2020 - 11:30pm
A 75-year-old woman is warning others of the dangers of an online scam that has cost her her life's savings. Frances Foster, from Plymouth, lost £11,000 to a bogus bitcoin company she saw online ...
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RCMP warns Albertans about bitcoin fraud - Cochrane Today (cochranetoday.ca) 01/21/2020 - 5:24pm
RCMP warns Albertans about bitcoin fraud Cochrane Today
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SEC Lays Charges in US$30 Million Fake Cryptocurrency Scheme (investingnews.com) 01/21/2020 - 3:00pm
On Friday (January 17), Boaz Manor, his business associate Edith Pardo and their two businesses, CG Blockchain and BCT, were charged with violating the anti-fraud and securities registration provision ...
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Canadian Government Funds Development of Blockchain to Track, Analyze Steel Industry (bitcoinnews.com) 01/21/2020 - 2:11pm
Mavennet to build blockchain-powered platform which will analyze and monitor the Canadian steel industry The Canadian government has given six months of funding to Mavennet, equivalent to USD 130,000, in order to build a blockchain-based supply chain platform to track and analyze the multi-billion dollar Canadian steel industry . Apparently, over...
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Funds-recovery.com Offer Reliable Funds Recovery for Scam Victims Worldwide (digitaljournal.com) 01/21/2020 - 4:05am
Whether it is banking fraud, credit cards & debit card scams, online dating scams, forex scams, cryptocurrency scams, binary options fraud as well as CFD trading scams, Funds Recovery can do it all.
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Fuel Labs Kicks Ethereum Scaling Tech Plans Into Gear With Launch of Testnets (blockonomi.com) 01/21/2020 - 4:00am
Courtesy of research spearheaded by John Adler, the “optimistic rollups” technique burst onto the scene in 2019, since becoming one of the brightest star’s in the Ethereum scaling constellation. Part of that brightness was brought on by the October unveiling of Fuel Labs , an outfit comprised of Adler and Nick Dodson that set out to actualize Fuel...
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These Online Stores Are Bitcoin Only (news.bitcoin.com) 01/21/2020 - 2:20am
The number of stores that accept cryptocurrencies such as BTC and BCH is growing. But while such stores will accept bitcoin alongside existing fiat payments, a handful operate in reverse. These online shops are bitcoin only and they’ve no intention of accepting fiat currency – ever. Also read: How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core? Your...
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Researchers create OT honeypot, attract exploits and fraud (helpnetsecurity.com) 01/21/2020 - 12:48am
The honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate ransomware attacks, and used for consumer fraud. “Too often, discussion of cyber threats to industrial control systems ...
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Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese justice (wacotrib.com) 01/20/2020 - 8:14pm
Frenchman Mark Karpeles was arrested in 2015 after his bitcoin exchange collapsed. He spent 11 months in detention, although he was eventually cleared of embezzlement and fraud allegations. He got a ...
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Fraud Alert: UC Browser Ads For Realme, Redmi Phones At Rs 1599 Luring Shoppers Into Fake Flipkart, Paytm Websites (trak.in/tags/business/2020/01/21/fraud-alert-uc-browser-ads-for-realme-redmi-phones-at-rs-1599-luring-shoppers-into-fake-flipkart-paytm-web 01/20/2020 - 8:09pm
He is working as the product head at Blockchain-powered company Somish Labs. As we all know, discounts and deals have been the not-so-secret sauce for Indian e-commerce sites which these fake sites ...
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Bitmain Advised to Rescind U.S. IPO Plans Due to Association with BitClub Ponzi Scheme (beincrypto.com) 01/20/2020 - 7:24pm
\n Bitmain is allegedly in hot water for selling mining equipment to the notorious BitClub Network, an infamous Ponzi scheme which defrauded victims of over $722M. Recent reports suggest that Bitmain is being asked to rescind its U.S. IPO due to the investigation. Dark clouds are hovering over the hardware manufacturer as an alleged investigation...
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4,000 Lawyers at the SEC Struggle to Explain Algorithms and Keep Up With Crypto, Says Regulator (dailyhodl.com) 01/20/2020 - 3:20pm
There are 4,000 lawyers at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but the agency is light on programmers who can actually explain all of the algorithms involved in today’s investments. That’s according to SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson, who remarked that the rapid growth of digital assets and computer-driven investment advice has become a...
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DoJ charges 2 over using fake identities to commit $30M ICO fraud - CoinGeek (coingeek.com) 01/20/2020 - 12:12pm
DoJ charges 2 over using fake identities to commit $30M ICO fraud CoinGeek
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DoJ charges 2 over using fake identities to commit $30M ICO fraud (coingeek.com) 01/20/2020 - 12:00pm
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged two people allegedly behind a $30 million fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). The two were the operators behind CG Blockchain Inc., a company that claimed to develop blockchain-based audit tools. However, one of them used a fake identity while the other lied about being a prominent investor...
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Streetwise newsletter: Dutils look to protect Quebec jobs with deal for Canam assets (theglobeandmail.com) 01/20/2020 - 10:33am
(Christine Dobby) Boaz Manor, founder of collapsed Portus hedge fund, now faces SEC charges over alleged cryptocurrency fraud: A former hedge-fund manager sentenced to four years in a Canadian prison ...
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SEC charges hedge fund manager for $30M cryptocurrency fraud scheme - International Investment (internationalinvestment.net) 01/20/2020 - 10:28am
SEC charges hedge fund manager for $30M cryptocurrency fraud scheme International Investment
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Amazon Wants to Turn Your Hand Into a Payment Option: Report (dailyhodl.com) 01/19/2020 - 12:45pm
Tech giant Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of the hand rather than a plastic swipe, according to the Wall Street Journal. A WSJ article, citing undisclosed sources, reports that Amazon is building new high-tech checkout terminals that can be installed in brick-and-mortar stores. The terminals would enable consumers to link their credit or...
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Boaz Manor, founder of collapsed Portus hedge fund, now faces SEC charges over alleged cryptocurrency fraud (theglobeandmail.com) 01/19/2020 - 10:04am
“Manor also changed his appearance by darkening his hair and growing a beard,” the criminal indictment alleges. His company, New York-based CG Blockchain Inc. (CGB), offered a number of innovative ...
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Internal Affairs probes second Auckland church over cryptocurrency links (msn.com) 01/19/2020 - 6:01am
It's the second church to be investigated by the Department of Internal Affairs involving the OneCoin scheme, whose leaders have been charged with fraud by US authorities.
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NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT: Police investigate fraud complaint, theft of catalytic converter and mortage scam (buckslocalnews.com) 01/19/2020 - 5:36am
Be wary of unusual payment requests. Scammers will often ask you to use an unusual payment method, including preloaded debit cards, gift cards, iTunes cards or virtual currency such as Bitcoin. FRAUD ...
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