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2016 bitfinex hackers move btc worth over 623m to unknown wallet

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Thursday, 15 April, 2021 at 09:10 GMT
While the 14th of April was a big day for the crypto-community thanks to Coinbase’s listing developments, the day also saw news of an old hack rear its head again. The incident in question, the 2016 Bitfinex hack, made headlined today after it was reported that hackers have...
Cftc hits mastermind of controlfinance bitcoin scam with 570m fine

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Saturday, 27 March, 2021 at 06:54 GMT
Benjamin Reynolds, the mastermind behind a massive bitcoin Ponzi scheme, must pay the CFTC a whopping $572 million in penalty and restitution after a federal judge in New York entered a default judgment against him. ...
Bitcoin exchange operator to face jail over money laundering

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Monday, 1 February, 2021 at 05:55 GMT
The United States authorities recently charged an Ontario man for illegally running a cryptocurrency exchange, where he converted Bitcoin to cash and also facilitated money laundering. The Bitcoin exchange operator agreed to plead guilty to the charges levied against him. Besides...
Indian crypto exchange buyucoin hacked

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Sunday, 24 January, 2021 at 07:29 GMT
Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. According to reports, the leaked data includes personal information, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details,...
Residents in cumbria are losing over $270k in investment scams

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Thursday, 21 January, 2021 at 07:45 GMT
Bitcoin became an attention-grabbing asset following the recent parabolic rise of the value from below $20,000 to as a high as $40,000 within a period of one month. However, this has also provided scammers an opportunity to rip-off people interested in Bitcoin investment....
Sec sinks ripple

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2020 at 14:40 GMT
Ripple is down another 30% today following a mass delisting, starting with Coinbase, Bitstamp, OKEx, sell off at any stock traded XRP product, and a panic global evacuation of a sinking ship. ...
Bitcoin impersonation scams traced in moscow russia

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 at 13:54 GMT
An investigation by The Guardian Australia has revealed that a large organization based in Moscow is behind the growing number of fake bitcoin ads. After a threat of a lawsuit for displaying Bitcoin scams, The Guardian Australia launched an investigation to determine the nature...
Korean exchange operator to oversee cryptolinked stocks in the midst of suspicions on unfair trading

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Saturday, 12 December, 2020 at 07:07 GMT
South Korean securities exchange operator is now expanding its overseeing capacity by monitoring all crypto-related stock activities after volatile movements seen in the last few weeks on listed companies tied to the industry. ...
Hackers demand $34m bitcoin ransom from taiwanbased foxconn

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 at 06:15 GMT
Ransomware attacks are another cyber-threat increasing rapidly in the past weeks. One of the latest victims is Foxconn, a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer. The attackers are demanding a Bitcoin ransom worth millions of dollars to return stolen and...
13 ico scams that fooled thousands

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Sunday, 6 December, 2020 at 10:04 GMT
Using blockchain technology, initial coin offerings have become an alternative means of acquiring funding for business projects using the new, evolving digital financial market for tokens. In contrast to initial public offerings, which are governed by strict legal regulations,...

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