Tag: fraud

  • pump and dump
    Crypto

    Crypto Community Riled at Russian Exchange’s Coin Pump Scheme

    The crypto market has just entered into another tough period when a lot of coins started losing its value. In the midst of all the chaos, one cryptocurrency exchange announced a new pump scheme on several random coins, while hoping to get a boost itself. YoBit Plans a...

    Ali Raza | October 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm
  • round table
    Industry

    US Congress Holding Roundtable With Industry Insiders to Draft Growth Promoting Regulations

    Facing a murky regulatory landscape in the U.S., representative Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, is hosting a roundtable Tuesday that includes representatives from Wall Street, venture capital firms, government regulators, and cryptocurrency industry insiders in attempts to draft policy that doesn’t stifle growth. Crypto Regulation to Be Discussed by Insiders...

    Thomas Delahunty | September 25, 2018 | 6:00 am
  • Crypto
    Crypto

    Hackers Find Goldmine by Cryptojacking Indian Government Websites

    As the Indian government further complicates their stance on whether or not citizens should be allowed to trade and own cryptocurrencies, hackers have found a way to exploit government websites in order to make a fortune in cryptocurrency through a popular hack called cryptojacking. A team of security...

    Cole Petersen | September 17, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • court ruling
    ICO

    US Court Ruling: Initial Coin Offerings Covered by Securities Law

    A new ruling by a federal judge in New York has put Initial Coin Offerings under the umbrella of securities law, in a first-of-its-kind legal case against a man charged with promoting digital currencies that were supposedly backed by non-existent real estate and diamonds. The case, being held in...

    Cole Petersen | September 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • scam
    Bitcoin

    $24 Million Thai Bitcoin Scam Involves Renowned Investor and TV Actor

    Renowned stock exchange investor Prasit Srisuwan claimed to be a damaged party in the case of a $24 million bitcoin scam that victimized Finnish national Aarni Otava Saarimaa. Srisuwan recommended Saarimaa to invest in DNA 2002 Plc shares, a bitcoin-related business, for its high-growth potential. He brokered the...

    Ricardo Esteves | August 21, 2018 | 10:00 am
  • CFTC
    Industry

    CFTC Demands Almost $2 Million from Illegal Bitcoin Pool Operator

    In a case that has been developing over the past few months, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has taken another step in its actions against Dillon Michael Dean and his U.K.-registered company The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited (TEH). Dean, of Longmont, Colorado, who used Bitcoin to funnel his ill-gained...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Vinnik
    Industry

    Ex-BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to be Extradited to France

    As part of an ongoing criminal case that has drawn international attention, a Greek court has agreed today to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect and ex-Bitcoin BTC-e platform operator Alexander Vinnik to France. The move comes after Greek authorities decided exactly where to send Vinnik, who is also wanted...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 13, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • Trump
    Industry

    Donald Trump’s US Government to Focus More On Crypto-Related Fraud

    A new task force created by Donald Trump seeks to further investigate “cyber fraud” and “digital currency fraud,” as per an executive order from the U.S. President and his administration. Trump Looking at Crypto The announcement, made today, looks to place digital currencies amongst more traditional crimes like...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 11, 2018 | 10:30 pm

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