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Netherlands: Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M

News Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 that allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors, business-focused news outlet Sprout reported on Nov. Komodore64 — which launched in June with the objective to create a game platform ..

Russia: New Law Would Let Police Confiscate Bitcoin From 2021

News Russia is planning on creating legal statutes allowing the government to achieve the impossible: confiscation of Bitcoin (BTC). As local financial news outlet RBC reported on Nov. 7 citing sources familiar with the matter, Russia’s interior ministry will work with various state organs to dra..

Indian Police Can’t Move Seized Crypto Due to India’s Anti-Crypto Law

News The police of Pune, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, have sought a court's directive to transfer 85 million Rupees seized from a Bitcoin (BTC) ponzi scheme last year. $1.2 million frozen In an Oct. 3 article by the Times of India, Pune cyber police explained that the va..

British Police to Auction Off $600,000 in Confiscated Bitcoin Today

News The British police are auctioning off half a million sterling ($621,400) worth of seized Bitcoin (BTC), the London Economic reported on Sept. 25. The funds were reportedly seized from a criminal who had offered his hacking services in exchange for Bitcoin and had illegally stolen and sold per..

Report: Philippine Police Raid Alleged Cryptocurrency Scam, Arrest 277

News Philippine police have reportedly raided the offices of an alleged cryptocurrency scam that was targeting investors in China. According to a Sept. 15 report by local news outlet Inquirer.net, agents from the Bureau of Immigration, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the National P..

“Hot” Chinese ICO GXChain: Slammed by Police in Latest Anti-Crypto Move

In 2017, China suddenly did a u-turn on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Within months, the nation went from a leading innovator in this nascent sector to one of the most anti-crypto states, implementing bans on certain cryptocurrency media outlets, foreign exchanges, the trading of Chinese yuan for B..

Chinese Police Reportedly Close Office of ICO Startup

News The offices of Chinese initial coin offering (ICO) startup GXChain have reportedly been closed by the local police. On Sept. 11, Dovey Wan — founding partner of blockchain-based investment company Primitive Ventures — tweeted a photo of an office taped closed (presumably by Chinese police) an..

Thai ‘Cryptocurrency Wizard’ Nabbed for Alleged Role in $16M Heist

News A 48-year old Thai man who called himself the “cryptocurrency wizard” has been arrested in Bangkok over his alleged role in a 500 million baht ($16.3 million) crypto exchange fraud. The Bangkok Post reports on Sept. 5 that police nabbed Mana Jumuang, who has been under an arrest warrant since..

French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

Australian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450,000 in XRP Last Year

News Australian citizen Katherine Nguyen has pleaded guilty to stealing $450,000 in XRP — over 100,000 tokens — in January 2018. Local news channel 7News Sydney reported the latest about the case on Aug. 23. According to the report, Nguyen hacked into the email account of a man with the same last ..

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