Crimes

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

Former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, a spin-off of controversial BTC-e exchange, was arrested in Italy. No official statement…

Israeli Citizen Accused of Stealing Over $1.7 Million in Crypto

Eliyahu Gigi, a 31-year-old from Tel Aviv, has been charged with stealing over $1.7 billion in a variety of cryptocurrencies.…

Bitcoin-Seeking Ransomware ‘Ryuk’ Virus Found and Studied in China

Tencent Yujian Threat Intelligence Center says that a Ryuk ransomware virus has been spotted in China. The intelligence center released…

Roubini: BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer

Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in…

Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested for $10 Million Crypto Theft

A former employee at Microsoft has been arrested for a scheme to steal $10 million in cryptocurrency, the Associated Press…

G7 Approves Japan’s Cryptocurrency-Based SWIFT Alternative

The Japanese government is attempting to spearhead the creation of a new, global cryptocurrency payments network that would be similar…

Bitpoint Reveals Amounts Stolen, Pledging to Reimburse Users in Crypto

Japanese exchange Bitpoint has published the breakdown of crypto assets stolen in the ¥3 billion (~$27.8 million) hack of its…

Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Claimed 2.22 BTC in ‘Justice’ Against Thieves: BitMEX

Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network nodes have claimed 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” to deter potential thieves, a BitMex Research analysis…

Texas Court Orders Defendants to Pay $400K for Fraudulent Bitcoin Scheme

A Texas Federal Court has ordered two defendants to pay $400,000 for conducting a fraudulent scheme to solicit Bitcoin (BTC)…

Japanese Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Suffers $32 Million Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint has suspended all services after losing $32 million in a hack involving XRP, Bitcoin (BTC) and…

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