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British Hacker to Hand Over $1M in Crypto for Phishing Attacks

News A British judge has ordered the confiscation of $1.1 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker who used phishing attacks to steal personal data and sell it on the dark web. As The Telegraph reported on Aug. 23, judge Joanna Korner of Southwark Crown Court ruled that the police could confi..

Winklevoss Twins on Bitcoin: ‘Wall Street Has Been Asleep at the Wheel’

News The Winklevoss twins — Bitcoin (BTC) bulls and founders of the Gemini crypto exchange — say its retail investors who are still largely reaping the benefits of the crypto market. In an interview with CNN Business on Aug. 22, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss gave their perspective on Bitcoin as an ..

Two Thieves Caught on Tape Stealing Bitcoin ATM in the US

News A Bitcoin (BTC) automatic teller machine (ATM) has allegedly been stolen in the United States with the theft caught on tape. Bitcoin ATM theft in the U.S.A Bitcoin ATM has reportedly been stolen by two alleged thieves in a mall situated in Washington DC on Aug. 3, according to a report publi..

Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects

News Saudi Arabia’s Finance Ministry has warned against crypto tricksters using the kingdom’s official emblem to promote tokens that purport to be tied to government projects. Arab News reported on Aug. 21 that the ministry has identified a Singapore-based company promoting two fraudulent cryptocu..

Malaysia’s Electric Utility Says Bitcoin Miners Stole $25M in Power

News Malaysian power utility firm Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is tightening measures in a bid to stem the millions lost to electricity theft by Bitcoin (BTC) miners. According to an Aug. 15 report from EdgeProp, tampered electricity distribution boards used in local Bitcoin mining operations have co..

$3B Ponzi Scheme Is Now Allegedly Dumping Bitcoin by the Hundreds

News Amid a downturn in the cryptocurrency markets, the apparent swathe of Bitcoin sell-offs from a $3 billion Chinese Ponzi scheme could be to blame. On Aug. 14, Dovey Wan — founding partner of blockchain-based investment company Primitive Ventures — called attention to the ongoing mass sell-offs..

New England Firm Settles With SEC Over Allegedly Unregistered $6.3M ICO

News A New England-based firm has settled with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over an allegedly unregistered $6.3 million initial coin offering (ICO). According to an SEC announcement published on Aug. 12, SimplyVital Health, Inc. announced plans to conduct an ICO in or..

US Court Temporarily Freezes $8M in Response to SEC Request Yesterday

News A United States District Court has entered an emergency freeze to preserve $8 million of a New York citizen and two of his entities’ related assets following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) complaint filed on Aug. 12. Per the SEC's announcement published on Aug. 13, the..

Big Banks Enabled Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Crimes

Unlike the unfounded narrative that cryptocurrency enables crime, big banks are more than happy to serve unsavory clients if it is lucrative enough for them. The latest example of this is a report that Jeffrey Epstein was apparently using his bank accounts to fund sex trafficking and possibly other ..

Cyber Criminals Netted $4.3B From Crypto-Related Crime in 2019: Study

News Cyber criminals have netted $4.3 billion from digital currency exchanges, investors and users in 2019. Blockchain security company CipherTrace gave its summary crypto-related theft in its Anti-Money Laundering report that it shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 12. According to CipherTrace, out..

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