Tag: Police

  • South African
    Bitcoin

    South African Police Investigate $80 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

    The South African Police said today it has launched an investigation into an alleged fraud that has claimed more than one billion Rand ($80 million) in bitcoin from 30,000 investors. Funds manager of BTC Global, Steven Twain, disappeared on February 18 leaving admin staff and clients at a...

    tim copeland | May 25, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • finance
    Bitcoin

    Dutch Finance Minister Joins Australia in Warning Public of Cryptocurrency Scams

    Amid the rising number of crypto-related scams that are coming about with the ever-increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra outlined his concerns over the recent rapid boom in the popularity of the coins in a six-page letter to the Dutch House of Representatives and the Senate. Hoekstra argued that...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 15, 2018 | 8:19 pm
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    Uncategorized

    Do Criminals Prefer Cryptocurrencies or Fiat for Money Laundering?

    Japan’s National Police Agency said today that they received reports on 669 cases of suspected money laundering linked to cryptocurrencies from exchange operators between April and December of last year; This is just a tiny fraction of the total, as 347,000 money laundering cases were reported by traditional...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • liberland
    Industry

    Liberland: A Newly Formed “Nation” Running On Cryptocurrency

    Economist Vit Jedlicka has created a virtual state, called Liberland, that runs on cryptocurrency donations and will launch its own token in the coming months. Half a million people have applied for citizenship to the “nation” – which sits on a sandbank stretching 7km next to the Danube River (between...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 20, 2018 | 3:03 am
  • europol
    Altcoins

    Europol Estimates Crypto Account for 4% of Illicitly Trafficked Cash

    Criminals in Europe are using cryptocurrencies to launder as much as $5.5 billion (£4 billion) in illegal money according to the head of Europol, the EU’s policing agency. Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, estimates that around 4% of all criminal proceeds in Europe are being funneled through cryptocurrencies...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 13, 2018 | 2:00 am
  • swat
    Bitcoin

    BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp in SWAT Team Fiasco

    Jameson Lopp, the outspoken Bitcoin commentator and BitGo engineer, has fallen victim to what appears to be an incident of “swatting“. He suspects he may have been targeted for his views on the New York Agreement signed this summer which, if  enacted upon, will result in a second...

    Rick D. | October 18, 2017 | 3:27 pm
  • Police Raid Australian Home of Rumored Bitcoin Creator. newsbtc bitcoin news
    Bitcoin

    Germany’s Exchange Bitcoin AG Turned Over Customer DataPolice

    Cryptocurrency exchanges will not keep your personal information hidden from law enforcement agencies. They have no intention to do so when a court order arrives. However, turning over customer data without a court order is quite unusual. Germany’s largest exchange did exactly that, although it is unclear why....

    JP Buntinx | August 3, 2017 | 2:00 pm
  • Police Raid Australian Home of Rumored Bitcoin Creator. newsbtc bitcoin news
    Altcoins

    Ukraine Police Shuts Downs Online Drug Marketplace

    The Ukrainian Police has closed down an online marketplace for trading illegal narcotics online. According to the local media reports, the anonymous darknet market was active on internet for a very long time. They were even advertising their products offline throughout the Ukraine – Kiev, Zaporizhia, Dnepr, Krivoy Rog, Kharkov,...

    Gautham | October 25, 2016 | 3:00 pm
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    Spanish Arrested Selling Illegal Drugs Procured Using Bitcoin

    Bitcoin and drugs are known to go well together. While there is some truth to it, the media has portrayed digital currency as the preferred currency for buying and selling illegal drugs, contraband and weapons. But again the definition of “Illegal Drugs” vary from place to place. The...

    Gautham | June 30, 2016 | 9:30 pm
  • New Jersey Police Officer Caught Selling Bitcoin Mining Equipment

    A New Jersey cop Vincent Saggesse, 32, who works for the Plainfield PD and is a member of the Union County SWAT Team, has been caught selling stolen Bitcoin mining equipment in an undercover sting operation. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano revealed that the disgraced police officer met...

    Guest Author | April 21, 2015 | 3:30 pm

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