Tag: Crime

The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited

In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin…

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to…

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt.…

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges reported 5,944 suspicious transactions in the first 10 months of 2018. According to a report from Jiji…

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to…

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

A senior U.S. official has called on the crypto industry and the wide global financial sphere to take steps to…

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

Mohammad Ghorbaniyan says he’s been wrongfully blacklisted. An Iranian bitcoin trader, Ghorbaniyan was among the wallet holders whose names and…

New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers

Researchers at Israel-based cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies say that a relatively new form of crypto mining malware, dubbed…

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two bitcoin addresses tied to Iran…

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