Category: Bitcoin Scams

US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

A suspected scam which threatens to blow up buildings unless recipients pay a Bitcoin (BTC) ransom caught the attention of…

Russian Draft Bill Blocking Suspicious Financial Websites ‘Could’ Cover ‘Scam’ ICOs, Experts Note

A group of Russian members of parliament (MPs) has introduced a draft bill on blocking suspicious financial websites on Tuesday,…

Report: Financial Criminal Allegedly Revealed as Figure Behind ‘Blockchain Terminal’ ICO

The man behind the “Blockchain Terminal” (BCT) Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has been ousted as a financial criminal who concealed…

New Zealand: Financial Authority Blacklists Another Three Crypto Platforms Marked as ‘Suspected Scams’

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has added three more crypto platforms to its blacklist that warns about scams, a…

Crypto Platform Cubits Begins Insolvency Procedure After Alleged Hack, Locks Users’ Funds

United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency payment platform Cubits has filed for administration following a sudden outage that locked customer funds, a company…

Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles Denies Embezzlement as Prosecutors Call For Ten Year Jail Term

The former CEO of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, could spend ten years in jail over alleged…

Malta, Italy Issue Joint Warning Over Potential Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Exchange

Malta has warned citizens about an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange serving its domestic market. Regulators ordered the platform to stop operating…

Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for 7$ Million of Monthly Trade Volume

A recent study has found that pump and dump schemes account for about $7 million worth of trading volume per…

Celebs and ICOs: The Makings of a Dangerous Duo

Like many different industries, Hollywood’s involvement with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) has become a reality and a number…

Cyber Security Firm Check Point Research Reports of ‘Evolving’ Monero Cryptojacker

Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the KingMiner cryptojacker targeting cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) is “evolving,” according to…

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