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Bitcoin Ponzi Scammer Amit Bhardwaj Offers to Return Money to Victims

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Bitcoin Ponzi Scammer Amit Bhardwaj Offers to Return Money to Victims

In a somewhat surprising twist, Amit Bhardwaj, the man behind the notorious Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, has pledged to pay back his victims in Indian rupees (INR) according to report on July 18, 2018. The Schemer’s Path Towards Prison Bhardwaj caught the attention of police and global media houses in April 2018, when the police arrested him for setting up an…

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Why Did BWC Organizers Cancel Mcafee’s In-Person Speech?

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Why Did BWC Organizers Cancel Mcafee’s In-Person Speech?

The notorious and controversial cryptocurrency figure John McAfee has once again made headlines. Bitcoin bull McAfee was scheduled to deliver a live speech at Blockchain World Conference (BWC), however owing to “a number of credible death threats against McAfee,” organizers were compelled to cancel the in-person speech. Abduction Reports The BWC did draw in a large number, all of whom…

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Crypto Markets Rally as Bitcoin Moves Above $6,600 Mark: Week in Review July 16

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Crypto Markets Rally as Bitcoin Moves Above $6,600 Mark: Week in Review July 16

After a week of positive developments and rallying crypto prices, the market closed at $6,600 mark.  The main bitcoin-negative news this week was the announcement by U.S. Department of Justice that Russian intelligence offers, who allegedly tampered with the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign by hacking the DNC and the Clinton campaign, were using bitcoin (BTC) to fund their operations. In…

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Indian Bitcoin Extortion Case Continues

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Indian Bitcoin Extortion Case Continues

Two months into the investigation of the Bitcoin extortion in India, the Crime Investigation Department has arrested seven constables from Amreli district in connection with the case. Arrests Made The original complaint was made by Bhatt, a builder based in Surat, who alleged that the Amreli police had kidnapped him and his partner Paladiya, and extorted over Rs 9 crore…

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Michael DuBose: The U.S. Must Emulate Europe’s Lead on Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Michael DuBose: The U.S. Must Emulate Europe’s Lead on Cryptocurrency Regulations

While the European Union (EU) has taken more proactive steps to regulate the region’s cryptocurrency industry, the United States seems to be dragging its feet in the matter. Following Europe Now, a keen industry observer, Michael DuBose, the former chief of Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, has urged the United States to…

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Chinese Authorities Clampdown on Billion Dollar Bitcoin Gambling Ring

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Chinese Authorities Clampdown on Billion Dollar Bitcoin Gambling Ring

On July 11, 2018, the Chinese police apprehended over 540 people for organizing an online soccer gambling game which involved the exchange of bitcoins. The illegal betting places were conducted in south China’s Guangdong Province. Squashing Gambling Rings in China The police in Guangdong Province said that the total amount involved was over 10 billion yuan (1.5 billion U.S. dollars)….

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Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

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Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

Back in September 2017, when the cybersecurity arm of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to checkmate crypto-related crimes, PlexCorps, the parent company of PlexCoin ICO and its founder, Dominic Lacroix was among the first illegal virtual currency projects to be shuttered by the watchdog. In the latest development, authorities have successfully retrieved $3.724 million worth…

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McAfee Report: Cryptojacking Up By 629 Percent in 2018

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McAfee Report: Cryptojacking Up By 629 Percent in 2018

Cryptojacking, the secret use of a computing device to mine cryptocurrency, has surged 629 percent in 2018, according to the latest report by computer security firm McAfee. A rise from 400,000 in Q4 2017 On average, five new threat samples were found every second in 2018 Q1, totaling 2.9 million. This represents a massive 629 percent growth in cryptojacking and…

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Duo Indicted for Selling Spurious “Xanax” on Dark Web in Exchange for Bitcoin

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Duo Indicted for Selling Spurious “Xanax” on Dark Web in Exchange for Bitcoin

Two men were indicted by a federal grand jury on the charges of illegally manufacturing and distributing alprazolam tablets, which are commonly known as Xanax, in exchange for payment through bitcoin. The duo, Ryan Farace, age 34, of Reisterstown, Maryland, and Robert Swain, age 34, of Freeland, Maryland were also accused of laundering the drug proceeds through cryptocurrency, as it…

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Research: Bitcoin’s Protocol can Be Analyzed to Track Criminals

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Research: Bitcoin’s Protocol can Be Analyzed to Track Criminals

While the ethos of digital currencies is rooted in anonymity and privacy for the transacting parties, a New York-based company believes it can unravel blockchain’s data to uncover the person/s behind suspicious accounts. Anonymous? Not so Much As per a Fortune report on July 27, 2018, blockchain security company Chainalysis has a team of cybersecurity experts and computer researchers who…

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