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South African Kidnappers demand Ransom in Bitcoin for Abducted Teen

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South African Kidnappers demand Ransom in Bitcoin for Abducted Teen

A South African gang who recently abducted a teenage boy, have on Sunday, May 20, 2018, demanded ransom in the form of bitcoin of approximately $120,000. According to Reuters, Katlego Marite 13, on Sunday afternoon, while playing with his friends in Frangipani Street, Tasbetpark Extension 3, Witbank, was suddenly dragged into a car. As reported by The Guardian, witnesses stated…

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DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has been keeping an eye on the alluring volatility of the price of bitcoin, with reports emerging of a launch of criminal probe for price manipulation on exchanges. Bloomberg reported May 24, 2018, the DoJ is not amused by bitcoin’s price swings, and is on the lookout for traders who dramatically influence the cryptocurrency…

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Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, News, Tech

Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

Halmi Git was charged Monday for credit card fraud of 1 million NIS and 31 million NIS of money laundering through bitcoin. 800 Cards, 20,000 Transactions   Git obtained his funds through running illicit forums, sharing and selling credit card details for over a decade. Over 800 credit cards were affected in over 20,000 transactions, resulting in nearly $3,000,000 of…

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China’s Cybercrime Watchdog Finds 421 Fraudulent Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

China’s Cybercrime Watchdog Finds 421 Fraudulent Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, the cryptocurrency space has undoubtedly drawn considerable attention, with media reports generally focusing on the monetary aspect of digital assets, as opposed to its underlying blockchain technology. However, investors looking to make a quick buck have been targeted by hackers and scammers, either with the lure of a fraudulent digital currency or with a pyramid scheme disguised…

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Japan’s Biggest Newspaper Reports 30 Billion Yen was Laundered Through Crypto Exchanges

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Japan’s Biggest Newspaper Reports 30 Billion Yen was Laundered Through Crypto Exchanges

Mainichi Shimbun, one of the most influential and oldest newspapers in Japan founded in 1872, reported that more than 30 billion yen, worth about $270 million, were laundered through cryptocurrency exchanges by organized crime groups in Japan since 2016. Cryptocurrency Main Source of Money Laundering In Japan, organized criminal groups dominate the underground economy, with the Yakuza, an organized crime…

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

The president and executives at HTS, a cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea, were arrested this week for manipulating user funds and illegally reallocating the company’s holdings in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether to the personal accounts of executives according to Korean publication TokenPost. Illegal Transfer of User Funds The police department of Southern Seoul and local financial authorities led…

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ICOs Come to Dark Net Markets with Tochka Coin Paving the Way

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ICOs Come to Dark Net Markets with Tochka Coin Paving the Way

Dark net markets (DNMs), better known as online marketplaces for drugs and other contraband items, are on the rise. These markets are commonly used to trade items of dubious, and often, illegal nature in exchange for digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether, litecoin, and monero. In a surprising twist though, one DNM Tochka announced the launch of a digital currency…

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Blockchain Firm Fights Bitcoin Fraud With Justice Department Cybercrime Chief

Category: Blockchain, Business, Crime, Mining, Tech

Blockchain Firm Fights Bitcoin Fraud With Justice Department Cybercrime Chief

Blockchain technology company Bitfury is serious about stamping out bitcoin scams and now has the muscle to fight it. Bitfury has hired Michael DuBose, the former head of the Computer Crime unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, to roll out its bitcoin blockchain tracking product, Crystal. DuBose said in a statement:  “Crystal makes it much easier to identify and…

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

Two South Korean individuals, whose names remain anonymous, were arrested this week for running a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul. Ponzi Schemes Have Become a Major Issue Over the past nine months, the two individuals established an office in Busan without the approval of local authorities and received more…

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Greek Authorities Crushed a Murder Plot Against Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster

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Greek Authorities Crushed a Murder Plot Against Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster

The Greek police have uncovered a plot to assassinate Alexander Vinnik, the Russian citizen that has been accused of having a hand in the Mt. Gox heist. Back in July 2017, a Japanese Cybersecurity firm, WizSec, revealed that Vinnik was actively involved in laundering $4 billion worth of bitcoin from the Mt. Gox and Bitcoinica crypto exchange hacks. Murder Attempt on…

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