bitcoin Bitcoin Crime Bitcoin Scams Crypto Financial Conduct Authority united kingdom 

Lambo-Lusting Britons Lose $34 Million to Forex, Bitcoin Investment Scams

By CCN: United Kingdom’s financial regulator, Financial Conduct Authority and the reporting center for scams and cybercrime, Action Fraud, have issued a warning following a surge in online Bitcoin and forex investment scams. Per the two bodies, Britons lost more than £27 million ($34.2 million) to fraudsters during the 2018/19 period. In 2018, reports on bitcoin and forex investment scams more than tripled to reach over 1,800 cases. The average loss for each victim during the 2018/19 period was £14,600 ($18,532). The scammers are employing social media platforms to promote…

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto Cryptopia Exchanges new zealand 

Bitcoin Exchange Cryptopia Begins Liquidation After $15 Million Hack

By CCN: It may not have sounded the death knell immediately but the January hacking of New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia changed everything forever. Now the crypto exchange which lost NZD$ 23 million (approximately $15 million) in the security breach five months ago has appointed liquidators. Cryptopia Limited appoints Grant Thornton as Liquidators – https://t.co/A35rq1Jls3 — Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) May 15, 2019 In a statement, Cryptopia admitted that the hacking had a ‘severe impact on the company’s trade’. The exchange also disclosed that appointing liquidators came after efforts to cut…

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto roger ver Ross Ulbricht silk road 

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Preaches Libertarian Gospel of Crypto & Crack Cocaine

By CCN: Roger Ver took to YouTube to read another letter from Ross Ulbricht, creator of the first darknet market using Bitcoin. The libertarian idealist used the opportunity to rail against the war on drugs. Roger Ver Reads Letter from Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Roger Ver – once nicknamed “Bitcoin Jesus” for his rabid crypto evangelism –  is more recently best known as a major proponent of Bitcoin Cash, which he views as remaining more faithful to the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto than Bitcoin. Ross Ulbricht, meanwhile, is currently…

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Binance Bitcoin Crime Bitcoin Exchange bitcoin hack Changpeng Zhao Crypto 

Binance Suffers a Security Breach, CZ Calls It ‘Not the Best of Days’

By CCN: Binance, the No. 1 cryptocurrency exchange based on trading volume, has been hacked. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, who is at the helm of the exchange, made the announcement on Twitter after previously sharing that “unscheduled server maintanance” was unfolding. As it turns out, it was much worse than imagined, with hackers making away with 7,000 bitcoins, which at the current BTC price is worth approximately $40 million. The funds were stolen from Binance’s hot wallet, which was comprised of 2% of the exchange’s bitcoin holdings. Binance issued the following statement:…

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bitcoin Bitcoin Crime Exclusive regulation Sri Lanka 

ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Horrific Sri Lanka Easter Bombings, Research Claims

By CCN.com: Bitcoin played a role in staging the Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Sri Lanka that killed 253 civilians, according to Israeli blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream. The agency revealed that the ISIS used Canada-based payment gateway CoinPayments to convert bitcoins to fiat money. The firm identified large scale transactions between the wallets that ISIS used to raise contributions and the bitcoin accounts held by CoinPayments. Whitestream found that the balances in the payment company’s wallets surged from $500,000 to $4.5 million just one day before the Easter attacks. The…

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto dark web Wall Street Market 

Suspicion Grows Over Dark-Web Market’s $30 Million Crypto Theft

Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Just one month after a coordinated global law enforcement operation executed a sweeping takedown of dark web drug dealers, rumors are swirling that a popular dark-net market has allegedly attempted…

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto Kim Jong-un north korea 

North Korea’s $700 Million Crypto Theft Chest Could Fund Nukes: Report

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto Silk Road 2 Thomas White 

Silk Road 2 Founder Sentenced 2 Five Years For Child Porn and Drugs

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bitcoin Bitcoin Crime Crypto Lazarus north korea 

North Korean Hackers Don’t Give a $#%! about Crypto Winter

The cryptocurrency sector may still be in a bearish phase, but the state-sponsored North Korean hacking group Lazarus remains absurdly bullish on the bitcoin industry – at least if its continued focus on the sector is anything to go by. For Lazarus, Crypto Exchanges are the Geese that lay Golden Eggs Per cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, both Mac and Windows OS users remain vulnerable to the group’s ongoing hacking effort. Lazarus is understood to have launched the operation in November last year. For this effort, the hacking group has created…

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arisebank Bitcoin Crime 

Crypto AriseCoin Creator Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud

An ICO fraud case has concluded with a guilty plea. Jared Rice Sr., the former CEO of decentralized bank startup AriseBank and creator of the AriseCoin, has pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of $4.2 million in a crypto scam reportedly guaranteeing double-digit returns. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox after Rice was arrested by the FBI at year-end 2018. Rice has also since reached a settlement with the U.S. SEC in a civil action for which he and another…

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