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Bitcoin Drops Further as Much-Awaited Bitcoin ETF Is Pushed Down the Road: BTCManager’s Week in Review Dec 10

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Bitcoin Drops Further as Much-Awaited Bitcoin ETF Is Pushed Down the Road: BTCManager’s Week in Review Dec 10

The price of bitcoin dropped by over 15 percent versus last week’s close after it became clear that the crypto markets will have to wait longer for a potential Bitcoin ETF to be approved in the U.S. “Crypto Mom” Provides Insights Hester Peirce, a commissioner of the SEC often referred to as “crypto mom” for her positive stance towards cryptocurrencies,…

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Initial Coin Offering Case Ends In Guilty Plea As Man Admits to Lying

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Crime, News, Platform, Tech

Initial Coin Offering Case Ends In Guilty Plea As Man Admits to Lying

A fraud prosecution case in the United States (U.S.), involving initial coin offerings (ICO) recently ended in a guilty plea. According to a Bloomberg article published on November 15, 2018, the guilty man, Maksin Zaslavskiy, admitted to the U.S. judge that he had raised millions in investment and lied to approximately 1,000 investors. Guilty Man Raises ICO In Real Estate and Diamonds…

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Bitcoin, Scams, and Everything in between: In Conversation with Peter Todd

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Finance, Interviews

Bitcoin, Scams, and Everything in between: In Conversation with Peter Todd

Peter Todd has been one of the most vocal developers in the Bitcoin space and for good reason. The 33-year-old Canadian software engineer has been fiddling with the pioneer cryptocurrency for some time now, and when perusing his blog, much of this work has also shaped much of the crypto narrative. Surrounding this has been a few notable Twitter quarrels…

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“Stay Away from Bitcoin Investments Using PM’s Name,” Says Singapore Government

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

“Stay Away from Bitcoin Investments Using PM’s Name,” Says Singapore Government

The government of Singapore has warned investors to be wary of bitcoin investments purporting to be backed or supported by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Bloomberg reported on September 24, 2018. Singapore Issues Warning The island state’s premier has been forced to issue a statement dissociating himself from the supposed investments after a rash of incidents involving crypto investment schemes…

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Reddit User Exposes his Crypto Astroturfing Operation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Platform

Reddit User Exposes his Crypto Astroturfing Operation

The shadowy world of spam marketing and sock puppeting on behalf of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects has hit the headlines for its impact on Twitter users. The ubiquitous “crypto giveaway” scam has targeted everyone from Roger Ver to Pope Francis. Less known is how this complex shilling operation functions on sites like Reddit and Bitcointalk, which are even more critical…

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Brazilian Cryptocurrency Investment Platform Hacked, Personal Data of 264 Investors Leaked

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Exchange, Investment, News

Brazilian Cryptocurrency Investment Platform Hacked, Personal Data of 264 Investors Leaked

Cyberpunks have broken into the system of Brazil’s controversial bitcoin investment platform, Atlas Quantum. If the report by local news source Portal do Bitcoin on August 26, 2018, is anything to go by, the hacker was unable to steal digital assets of investors but succeeded in leaking sensitive information of 264K users, including their email addresses, phone numbers and the amount…

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Three Suspects in China’s Biggest $87 Million Cryptocurrency Heist Arrested by Police

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Three Suspects in China’s Biggest $87 Million Cryptocurrency Heist Arrested by Police

Chinese police have recently arrested three men for hacking and stealing 600 million yuan ($87 million) in cryptocurrencies. According to the South China Morning Post, the Xian Police officers stated on Saturday, August 18, 2018, that when it came to cryptocurrency criminal investigations in China, this was the largest number of stolen cryptocurrencies in the nation. First Cryptocurrency-Related Case in…

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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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Boston College Research: ICO Success is Proportional to Twitter Activity

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Boston College Research: ICO Success is Proportional to Twitter Activity

The monumental rise of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as a form of fundraising in 2017 was undoubtedly impressive, with industry observers expressing both criticism and acknowledgment of the process.  Now, the method has been studied in detail by academics, who sought to point out the technique’s incredible success rate in proportion to Twitter metrics. Twitter Followers and ICO Returns According…

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Australian Watchdog Reveals Losses of Over AU$2 Million to Cryptocurrency Scams in 2017

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Australian Watchdog Reveals Losses of Over AU$2 Million to Cryptocurrency Scams in 2017

Cryptocurrency scams were perhaps the most widely reported feature of the digital asset class, apart from their mammoth price increase. Millions of dollars have been fleeced from unsuspecting investors, who needed nothing more than a functional website and a basic whitepaper to consider a project as “trustworthy.” Scammers Adept At Following Trends Results from a recent Australian Competition and Consumer…

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