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After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His Enemies

After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His EnemiesFor a few weeks now, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee has said he is fleeing from the U.S. government for not paying his taxes. More recently McAfee’s been on a tweet tirade, speaking directly to his “pursuers” and telling them to leave him alone. Also Read: CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records McAfee: […]

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US DoJ Charges Group of Individuals Who Stole $2.5 Mln in Crypto Via SIM Swapping

The U.S. Department of Justice has named hackers who allegedly stole $2.5 million worth of crypto from users’ wallets via SIM swapping

US Court Seizes 81 BTC, Sends Bitcoin Trader to Jail for 41 Months for Money Laundering

US Court Seizes 81 BTC, Sends Bitcoin Trader to Jail for 41 Months for Money LaunderingA U.S. district judge has ordered a bitcoin trader to forfeit 81 bitcoins and sentenced him to 41 months in prison for money laundering. Thomas Mario Costanzo, also known as Morpheus Titania, sold bitcoins to undercover federal agents pretending to be drug dealers, according to the Department of Justice. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

Twelve Russian officials indicted for hacking into Democratic National Committee email accounts allegedly used cryptocurrencies, the DOJ announced.

New US Gov’t Task Force Highlights Digital Currency Fraud for ‘Particular Attention’

U.S. SEC among participants in new gov’t task force to digital currency fraud, among other types

Canadian Accused of Assisting Ross Ulbricht Extradited to U.S.

Canadian Accused of Assisting Ross Ulbricht Extradited to U.S.A fifty-nine-year-old Canadian man accused of advising Ross Ulbricht, the creator and operator of the first anonymous free market, Silk Road, has been extradited to the United States from Thailand. Roger Thomas Clark has been charged by federal prosecutors for a number of crimes relating to the operations of Silk Road, including narcotics trafficking, computer […]

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DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult SupervisionInvestigations are all about the crypto ecosystem, but a recent report regarding a US Department of Justice price manipulation crackdown was widely said to be the cause of market caps falling, and by a lot. Fundstrat, the ecosystem’s favorite financial professional crypto bull, is on record as welcoming government regulation, what it calls “adult supervision.” […]

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US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin MarketHave you ever felt that someone is controlling the crypto markets, increasing prices to lure you in and crash it all as soon as you buy? Well, US authorities have apparently heard your whining because they are now reportedly suspicious manipulation is indeed occurring. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Main Street Adopts Bitcoin Ahead of […]

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US Court Indicts Founders of Crypto Company for Fraudulent Scheme

US Court Indicts Founders of Crypto Company for Fraudulent SchemeA US federal court has indicted three founders of a company purported to offer cryptocurrency-related financial products and have raised $25 million in an initial coin offering. In addition to claiming to have licenses in 38 states, the company also claimed partnerships with Bancorp, Visa, and Mastercard to issue its own cards. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Bittrex Exchange is Back! Annnnnnd It’s Gone Again

Bittrex Exchange is Back! Aaaaannd It’s Gone AgainAfter nearly four months of being purposefully offline to new users, popular crypto exchange Bittrex announced its reboot, complete with a new website. Within an hour, the company had to once again cease onboarding customers. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama Bittrex Reemerges Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara explained, “We’ve spent the past […]

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