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Decentralized • November 14-16, 2018

After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia is proud to announce that Decentralized 2018 will take…

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Thai Siblings Accused of $24 Million Crypto Scam Plead “Not Guilty”

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, Investment, News

Thai Siblings Accused of $24 Million Crypto Scam Plead “Not Guilty”

On November 12, 2018, The infamous Thai siblings accused of duping a Finnish man for bitcoin worth $24 million have pleaded not guilty in court over money laundering charges. The siblings were first arrested in August this year for engineering a cryptocurrency scam. The Sequence of the Crypto Scam According to local news outlet Bangkok Post, the trio, Prinya Jaravijit,…

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Charlie Shrems Legal Dilemmas Continue; Winklevoss Twins Sue “Bitcoin’s First Felon”

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

Charlie Shrems Legal Dilemmas Continue; Winklevoss Twins Sue “Bitcoin’s First Felon”

After first going to prison in 2015 for laundering money used on the Silk Road, a new lawsuit by the Winklevoss Twins on November 2, 2018, has been lanced against Charlie Shrem suggesting that the Bitinstant CEO’s legal troubles are far from over. Where’s the Money From Charlie? The origin of the Winklevoss’ legal actions against Shrem comes from the…

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Oyster Pearl’s Anonymous Founder Disappears after Selling $300,000 Worth of Ill-Obtained PRL Tokens

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Exchange, News

Oyster Pearl’s Anonymous Founder Disappears after Selling $300,000 Worth of Ill-Obtained PRL Tokens

The founder of Oyster Protocol, a cryptocurrency project which raised a modest 3,000 ETH in November 2017, has gone missing after an alleged “exit scam” which saw them print four million PRL tokens and disappear from all social media, as per an official tweet on October 30, 2018. Exit Scam Bells Oyster was among the most well-received cryptocurrency projects in…

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Crypto Exchange MapleChange Shuts Down, Says it Doesn’t Have Money to Refund Users

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Crime, Exchange, Finance, News, wallet

Crypto Exchange MapleChange Shuts Down, Says it Doesn’t Have Money to Refund Users

MapleChange, a relatively minor Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, announced on October 28, 2018, that it would be shutting down after losing its bitcoin stash in a security breach. The news, however, didn’t yield any major impact on the global cryptocurrency market as prices hold steady in the aftermath of the ordeal. $6 Million Stolen from MapleChange MapleChange took to Twitter on…

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Australian Women Steals almost Half a Million Ripple XRP

Category: Altcoins, Crime, News, wallet

Australian Women Steals almost Half a Million Ripple XRP

In a report published October 25, 2018, police in New South Wales announced the arrest of a woman responsible for stealing more than $450,000 worth of XRP. Theft Details The woman was caught after the assembly of a new task force called Strike Force Rostrevor that was established in January to investigate the sudden loss of the victims Ripple tokens….

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FBI is Looking Into Call Of Duty Gamers Suspected of Running Crypto Theft Ring

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, News

FBI is Looking Into Call Of Duty Gamers Suspected of Running Crypto Theft Ring

On October 22, 2018, The Chicago Sun Times revealed the findings of unsealed court documents which detailed an FBI investigation into a ring of suspected cryptojackers. The alleged ring is comprised of a group of online gamers who met while playing the popular video game Call of Duty. Masterminding the Scheme Call of Duty is a first-person shooter that allows…

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United States Marshals Service to Auction Bitcoins Worth $4.3 Million

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, News, Regulation

United States Marshals Service to Auction Bitcoins Worth $4.3 Million

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is set to auction bitcoins worth $4.3 million next month. The government agency outlined that it plans to sell bitcoin seized during a wide range of criminal cases. 660 Bitcoins to Go for Auction The USMS announced that it would put 660 bitcoin up for auction, with the sale slated for November 5, 2018….

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U.S SEC Crackdown Blockvest ICO over Irregularities in its Operations

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U.S SEC Crackdown Blockvest ICO over Irregularities in its Operations

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against Blockvest LLC., an initial coin offering (ICO) project whose founders falsely claimed to have registered with the commission, whereas they were operating illegally in the state, violating securities regulations, reported Finance Magnates on October 11, 2018. SEC Halts Blockvest ICO According to sources close to the matter, the…

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U.S. Justice Department Accuses Russia of Funding Cyberattacks With Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, Finance, News, Tech

U.S. Justice Department Accuses Russia of Funding Cyberattacks With Bitcoin

A Justice Department indictment against seven Russian military officers filed in July 2018 contains new allegations that  Russia used bitcoin to fund its cyber attacks, MarketWatch reported on October 4. Russians Meddled with the 2016 Presidential Election The Justice Department indictment against seven Russian military officers for a series of alleged cyber attacks contained another allegation that Russia turned to…

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Internal French Police Officer Apprehended for Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Platform, Regulation, Tech

Internal French Police Officer Apprehended for Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A security officer belonging to the French Intelligence Agency – General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) was arrested last week for selling state secrets on the Dark Web in exchange for bitcoin, reported Le Parisien on October 1, 2018. What Went Down? The acts of the unidentified agents were first brought to light by the judicial police and then transferred…

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