Tag: Police

  • Crypto

    Police Mistake Crypto Mining Rigs For Drug Den in Raid Gone Wrong

    Police in Adelaide, Australia raided the home of Rob Butvila expecting to find a marijuana grow room, but instead they found an elaborate crypto mining set up, complete with a ventilation system to keep heat the miners generate at bay. Butvila is now considering taking legal action against...

    Tony Spilotro | February 12, 2019 | 8:01 pm
  • Crypto

    Couple Charged with Money Laundering, NSW Police Call Crypto a Challenge

    The New South Wales Police Force have placed two Sydney residents in custody after they allegedly attempted to launder $300,000 in cash that was suspected to be involved in a string of crimes, by converting them into crypto. Criminal Crypto Converting Couple Charged NSW Police Cybercrime Squad detectives...

    Tony Spilotro | September 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • South African

    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

    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...

    newsbtc | March 15, 2018 | 8:19 pm
  • japan police

    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...

    newsbtc | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • liberland

    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...

    newsbtc | February 20, 2018 | 3:03 am
  • europol

    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...

    newsbtc | February 13, 2018 | 2:00 am
  • swat

    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

    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....

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

    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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