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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 ..

Ukraine: Crypto Miners Arrested for Compromising Nuclear Plant Security

News The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested power plant operators for mining cryptocurrency in the Yuzhoukrainsk nuclear power plant facility. English-language Ukrainian news site UNIAN reported the details of the arrest on Aug. 21. According to the report, the crypto miners compromis..

Eike Batista Arrested on Suspicion of Money Laundering Via Bitcoin

News Wealthy businessman Eike Batista has been arrested by federal police on account of suspected money laundering, which they believe he achieved by trading Bitcoin (BTC) on his wife’s behalf. The details of Batista’s arrest were reported by Cointelegraph Brasil on Aug. 8. Prosecutors reportedly ..

China: Police Investigating EtherDelta Over Alleged Exit Scam, Report

News Chinese police are reportedly taking legal action against non-custodial token trading platform EtherDelta in connection with an apparent exit scam. The news was reported on Aug. 7 in a series of tweets published by Dovey Wan, founding partner at blockchain-focused investment firm Primitive V..

Ex-CEO of BTC-e Exchange’s Spin-Off WEX Is Arrested in Italy

News Former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, a spin-off of controversial BTC-e exchange, was arrested in Italy. No official statement to dateDmitri Vasilyev, who reopened BTC-e exchange as WEX.nz in September 2017, was detained by Italian prosecutors. While no official statement has been di..

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