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Report: George Bush’s Brother Got $300K for Meeting With OneCoin’s ‘Cryptoqueen’

News Neil Bush is alleged to have received $300,000 to attend a meeting involving OneCoin co-founder and current fugitive Ruja Ignatova, known as the "Cryptoqueen." As Law360 reported on Nov. 15, testimony in a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York contained allegations against..

New York Resident Indicted for Crypto Scam, Charged With Wire Fraud

News The Office of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and prosecutors for the Southern District of New York have indicted a man for allegedly participating in a cryptocurrency scheme dubbed Igobit. According to an announcement on Nov. 6, Asa Saint ..

Belgian Regulator Blacklists Another 9 Crypto Websites Suspected of Fraud

News Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has made an additional update to its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraud. On Oct. 29, Belgium’s financial watchdog updated its list of cryptocurrency trading platforms for which it has detected indication..

Redditor Spots Imposter Website for Trezor Bitcoin Wallet

News A Redditor has apparently spotted an imposter website for Bitcoin (BTC) hardware wallet Trezor. “Imposter site trying to steal your Bitcoin”On Oct. 4, Reddit user castorfromtheva posted about the website, stating that they conducted a test to confirm that it was not genuine. They said: “I jus..

From $10M to Zero in 10 Days: ETH Smart Contract FairWin Is Empty

News Ethereum (ETH) smart contract FairWin, recently accused of being the fastest-growing Ponzi scheme on Ethereum, was emptied. According to Etherscan’s data, at press time FairWin’s balance is exactly zero ETH. Yet, the smart contract held over 49,518 ETH just a few days ago on Sept. 26. FairWin..

IEOs, ICOs, STOs and Now IDOs — How to Raise Funds for Crypto in...

Analysis The crypto community has seen a tectonic shift in fundraising trends: from the decline of initial coin offerings (ICOs) to the hype around security token offerings (STOs) and then the rise of initial exchange offerings (IEOs). The inclination for fundraising seems to evolve every year. Si..

Scammers Target Canadian Bitcoin ATM Users With ‘Out of Order’ Sign

News Fraudsters in Winnipeg, Canada, have targeted Bitcoin ATM users in the city by simply sticking a poster on the machine. Police issued a warning on Aug. 29 that following the instructions on the poster will lead to an irretrievable loss of their Bitcoin. Low-tech hack attackEven with a digital..

BBC Journalist Loses $30K ETH From Rookie Mistake

The world of crypto trading and investing can still be a minefield to the uninitiated. Stories of hacks and scams are still commonplace affecting both individuals and huge companies. Some sensible security precautions are necessary in this digital age as one BBC journalist found out the hard way. $..

MGC Scam: Contract Clogs Ethereum Network, Spends $1.3 Million on Gas

The address of an Ethereum smart contract linked to a mysterious and apparently scammy project dubbed My Gold Coin (MGC) appears to be clogging the Ethereum network. Per the ETH Gas Station tracker site, on July 24th the median gas price to execute an Ethereum transaction was 20 gwei — a higher tha..

Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

The U.S. Treasury Department has just issued an urgent letter requesting a lift on the debt ceiling, warning Congress of imminent financial collision in September as federal cash is running out. Though this scenario has played out many times before, it takes on special significance now in light of p..

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