Tag: Crime

North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

North Dakota's securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state. On…

SpankChain Says Hacker Returned Stolen Crypto Funds

A hacker who stole 165.38 ETH from the SpankChain platform has returned the funds. The payment platform focused on the…

Nearly $1 Billion Stolen In Crypto Hacks So Far This Year: Research

The losses related to crypto hacks continue to rise sharply, with nearly $1 billion stolen so far this year, new…

Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity

A newly-published indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice charges seven alleged Russian intelligence agents with using cryptocurrencies as part…

US Customs Official Claims Crypto Conversions Can Be Traced

A "vulnerability" is created every time criminals convert from cryptocurrency to government-issued ones, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs…

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets on the dark web and accepting…

ShapeShift Calls Claims of Laundering at Exchange ‘Inaccurate and Deceptive’

ShapeShift has issued a stinging rebuke of a Wall Street Journal investigative article that claimed the crypto exchange was used…

Bitcoin Fraudsters Misled Investors and Impersonated Regulators, CFTC Alleges

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed charges against two defendants for allegedly going to a number of lengths in…

WSJ Investigation Alleges $88 Million Laundered Through 46 Crypto Exchanges

Nearly $90 million was laundered through 46 cryptocurrency exchanges by criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. In particular, the…

SEC, CFTC Charge Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker With Securities Law Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are suing an international securities dealer for…

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