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SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking action against yet another ICO issuer: blockchain-based B2B marketplace Opporty.
Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action
A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is allegedly upping its Bitcoin (BTC) fundraising activities.
Crypto mining malware ‘dominates’ cyber criminal activity, report
Just like any other industry, the crypto industry is highly vulnerable to cyberattacks in 2020, according to a Check Point Research‘s cybersecurity report.
US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO
The United States Securities and Exchange Commision has charged a group of criminals, who raised over $30 million through a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).
CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case
Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding investors in his crypto trading firm CabbageTech, otherwise known as Coin Drop Markets.
Chainalysis traced $2.8 billion in bitcoin being sent to crypto exchanges by criminals last year
Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis said Wednesday that it traced $2.8 billion in Bitcoin being sent by criminals to crypto exchanges in 2019, with the bulk of those transactions going to Binance and Huobi.
Analytics Firm Training Students to Detect Cryptocurrency Scams
Cryptocurrency analytics firm CipherTrace has launched “Defenders League,'' a program designed to provide students with the training and tools necessary to investigate crypto-related scams.
Ethereum Classic Cooperative Warns Public Against Apparent Hard Fork Scam
An Ethereum Classic (ETC) development organization is warning the public against a possible scam that is attempting to exploit users the day after the altcoin completed its hard fork.
AT&T’s Cybersecurity Branch Breaks Down Crypto Miner Threat to Email Servers
AT&T's Alien Labs is dipping its toes into cryptomining malware analysis with a new technological breakdown of how a monero miner infiltrates networks.
US Lawmakers Urge FCC to Step Up Its Action Against SIM Swaps
United States lawmakers have appealed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold telecoms providers to account for failing to protect consumers against SIM swap attacks.
SEC Charges Man Behind Alleged Crypto Mining Scam
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed suit against Donald G. Blakstad for scamming investors partly through an allegedly fraudulent crypto mining operation.
Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Seeks to Put Longstanding Lawsuit to Rest
Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, is seeking to put an end to litigation filed by a former exchange user back in 2014.
Longfin CEO Reaches $400,000 Settlement With SEC Over Fraud Charges
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a settlement with fintech firm Longfin’s CEO, Venkata S. Meenavalli, on charges of fraud.
US Citizen Accepting Bitcoin for Narcotics Indicted by DOJ
A U.S. citizen has been indicted for selling drugs on the dark web in exchange for bitcoin.
Someone Redeemed a 100 BTC Casascius Bar Worth Over $700K
In 2011, Mike Caldwell created the notorious Casascius physical bitcoin collection, and since then the series of coins has become extremely valuable. Over the last two months, a bunch of people have redeemed their Casascius coins and on December 23 someone peeled a 100 BTC ($723K) Casascius bar.
Taylor Swift photo hides malicious crypto-mining code
Concealed crypto mining – using infected computers to produce hashes for specific types of coins – is using more ingenious methods to hide from operating systems. The latest exploit involves an infected image of Taylor Swift.
US authorities arrest alleged SIM swapper for stealing $1M in crypto
A 19-year-old man has been arrested and formally charged in a New York Supreme Court indictment over SIM-swapping identity and crypto theft.
Chinese authorities investigating blockchain-based fitness app Qubu for alleged illegal fundraising
Local authorities in China's Hunan province are reportedly investigating blockchain-based fitness app Qubu for alleged illegal fundraising practices and financial fraud.
‘Request for Exhumation’: QuadrigaCX Creditors Ask for Proof That Cotten Is Dead
A law firm representing users of the now-defunct crypto exchange QuadrigaCX wants investigators to exhume the body of its former CEO.
5 Secret Ways Hackers Can Use Blockchain To Hack The Unhackable
Blockchain is one of the hottest technologies out there and is transforming every industry you can think of. Whether it is finance or healthcare, digital marketing, real estate or supply chain, you will find it everywhere. Blockchain’s exponential rise to the top has forced even the top Universities around the world to take it seriously. Many universities have already started offering courses in Blockchain technologies.
Central banks are pursuing 'extensive work' on digital currencies, BIS researchers say
Tether announces the launch of Tether Gold, a gold-backed cryptocurrency
Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) Supports UNICEF Innovation Fund with $1 Million
Bitcoin Indicator that Crashed Price to $3.1K Returns: The Dreaded Death Cross
Central Banks ‘Waking Up’ to Digital Currency
Ripple’s XRP sales declined by 80% in Q4
Hong Kong and Thailand Pilot DLT-Based Project for Cross-Border Payments
Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC
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