Crime

CipherTrace Scout App Takes Crypto Investigations Mobile

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has developed a mobile tool for flagging bitcoin and ethereum tokens with a criminal past. Announced…

DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

U.S. law enforcement has charged an early supporter of the ethereum project and former paid advisor to Overstock’s tZero with…

Australian Police Uncover Syndicate Involved in Crypto Laundering

Australian law enforcement bodies have uncovered a criminal gang allegedly involved in laundering millions of stolen funds through untraceable assets,…

Cybercriminals Selling Hacked Fiat Money for Bitcoin at 10% of Its Value

There’s now an underground service catering to fraudsters that lack the skills or nerve to hack into online accounts to…

$2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims

The Takeaway: Moscow-based law firm ZP Legal claims to have identified Russian nationals who received bitcoin stolen in the 2014…

Never Disclose Crypto Holdings: Bitcoin Millionaire Has Run in With Shotgun

Once an individual gets started in investing or trading crypto assets like Bitcoin, they should very early on in their…

Netki Retools Digital ID Service for FATF’s New Crypto ‘Travel Rule’

Netki has upgraded its digital identity service to help cryptocurrency firms meet tough new international standards for combating money laundering. …

Thai Gang Member Arrested Over Alleged $16 Million Crypto Fraud

A Thai man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a crypto crime ring that fleeced investors for 500…

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by Tokyo-based financial institution SBI…

‘Nasty Game’: North Korea Denies It Hacked $2 Billion in Fiat and Crypto

North Korea has denied a recent U.N. report suggesting it was behind major hacks of banks and cryptocurrency exchanges that…

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