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Meet the Nigerian Prince of Cryptocurrencies who Earned $40,000 in Few Hours

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Meet the Nigerian Prince of Cryptocurrencies who Earned $40,000 in Few Hours

The victims of a sophisticated Twitter bot scam are crypto enthusiasts. With the rise of popularity of cryptocurrency, early crypto developers became celebrities overnight. As a result, most witnessed a surge in the status of their social media profiles.That’s leading to some clever scams. These scammers work by following the real accounts of renowned developers and other personalities and creating…

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Over 1,200 Complaints about Crypto Scams Sent to Australian Watchdog in 2017

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Over 1,200 Complaints about Crypto Scams Sent to Australian Watchdog in 2017

More than 1,200 complaints were sent to the consumer watchdog in Australia related to cryptocurrency scams throughout 2017. Australians Lose Around $1 Million to Crypto Scams The data was reported by the current affairs show 7.30 on ABC, and the figures originated from a report the team at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released related to scams. In…

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LoopX Disappears After Raising $4.5 Million in its Initial Coin Offering

Category: Finance, News, Tech

LoopX Disappears After Raising $4.5 Million in its Initial Coin Offering

ICO exit scams have become quite common these days. While authorities are doing the best they can to shut down some of these pump and dump schemes before they run away by themselves, some of these scam projects still succeed in disappearing with their investors’ funds. The latest ICO scam is LoopX ICO, which made a total of $4.5 million….

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Facebook Investigates Bitcoin Advertisements Dodging Platform’s Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Facebook Investigates Bitcoin Advertisements Dodging Platform’s Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads

The social media giant is investigating bitcoin advertisements that have been bypassing the recent ban on crypto ads on the platform. Last week, it banned all publicity that promoted financial products like Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and digital currencies. According to experts, the ban was not employed with perfection, as some users reported to see crypto ads after the ban….

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Hacker Dupes Experty Subscribers to the Tune of $150,000 in Ethereum

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News

Hacker Dupes Experty Subscribers to the Tune of $150,000 in Ethereum

Reports alleging a hack involving the Experty initial coin offering (ICO) in which hackers made off with an excess of $150,000 are now surfacing. Successful Phishing Attempt The hacker successfully managed to trick people into sending ether funds to a wrong address. Users that had signed up for notifications related to the ICO received an email stating that they could…

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A Louisville-based Investor Sues Bitconnect for Fraud and Deceit

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

A Louisville-based Investor Sues Bitconnect for Fraud and Deceit

A Louisville resident has filed a lawsuit against a firm based in the UK in a federal court, claiming he was swindled by a cryptocurrency scam investment scheme organized by the company. The case filed in U.S District Court in the Western District of Kentucky is not the first lawsuit by investors determined to recover money paid to BitConnect, the…

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The Writing’s on the Wall for Alleged Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme BitConnect

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

The Writing’s on the Wall for Alleged Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme BitConnect

The cryptocurrency Bitconnect (BCC) has rallied from less than $1 in January to reach an all-time high of over $286 in early November 2017. However, Bitconnect’s impressive year-to-date rise in value did not occur without controversy. The cryptocurrency “investment” platform has increasingly come under fire for allegedly being a Ponzi scheme. This criticism of the Bitconnect platform had made a…

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7 Bitcoin Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

7 Bitcoin Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

As the price of bitcoin has increased substantially over the last few years, so has the number of malicious individuals and organizations looking to take advantage of others in the Bitcoin community. Bitcoin scams are not a new occurrence as they have been around since the currency first gained some popularity. Today, however, there is a broad range of bitcoin…

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