Rick D.

  • Bitcoin

    Scammers Net Over $300,000 in Bitcoin “Sextortion” Attack

    According to research conducted by UK cyber crime investigation firm Digital Shadows and reported in The Next Web, cyber criminals have managed to generate around $332,000 in Bitcoin from an email-based blackmail scam. These funds were sent from over 3,100 unique Bitcoin addresses. The scam was first reported...

    Rick D. | February 22, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • Crypto

    FBI Seeks to Speak with Bitconnect Victims as Part of Investigation

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking to speak to those investors burned by what has perhaps become the best known scam in cryptocurrency history, Bitconnect. The word Bitconnect is now synonymous with scams targeting the cryptocurrency community. It was not only one of the more brazen...

    Rick D. | February 20, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Jack Dorsey Tweets Support for Lightning Network Use on Twitter

    Jack Dorsey has endorsed the recent launch of a Twitter in-browser tipping extension built using the Lightning Network. The second layer scaling solution launched last year allows for near-instant, feeless payments in Bitcoin and by using the new Tippin extension, users can show their support for posters’ content financially....

    Rick D. | February 20, 2019 | 9:00 pm
  • Blockchain

    Survey Names “Blockchain” as Most Overrated Word of the 2018

    According to a recent survey, advertising executives found the word “blockchain” to be the most overrated word used in 2018. The crypto-associated buzzword beat out “AI” and “Programmatic” for the top spot. The survey, conducted by MediaPost, also covered words that the executives deemed to be important during 2018....

    Rick D. | February 14, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • Uncategorized

    Regulator Rules Cryptocurrency Mining Contracts Can be Securities

    The financial markets authority of Quebec (AMF) is requesting that investors in a cryptocurrency mining company contact them. The announcement comes after Technologies Crypto Inc. was issued with a series of freezing orders in connection with existing securities regulations earlier this month. Technologies Crypto Inc. reportedly took over...

    Rick D. | February 13, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Cryptocurrency Criminals Use PUBG to Orchestrate $2.47M Hack

    A group of online criminals from Turkey have been detained by local authorities on suspicion of hacking a domestic cryptocurrency company. Those behind the security breach are thought to have used the popular video game PUBG to communicate prior to the attack. The Turkish company has had around $2.47...

    Rick D. | February 13, 2019 | 9:00 pm

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