カテゴリー: Crime

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong GovernmentBitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Another ICO Ghosts with $50 Million – Sends Thanx from Beer Beach

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Another ICO Ghosts with $50 Million - Sends Thanx from Beer BeachToday we’ve simply given-in to no nutritional value, guilty pleasure, lowest common denominator: bitcoin-related crime news. Start your day with laughs and head scratching, as we examine the Savedroid ICO exit scam, an international bitcoin heist escape, the fury of a scorned woman, a bear spray robbery, and some whole food violence.   Also read: Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of Pornhub

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of PornhubBitcoin in Brief for Wednesday is a potpourri of quickies to get your day going: Pornhub, a website we’ve never heard of, has joined the crypto revolution (well, Verge at least); South Korea’s loss is Switzerland’s gain; bitcoin blamed for every crime under the sun; Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin is accused of favoritism; and bitcoin cash […]

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Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin Missing

Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin MissingIn what appears to be an attempt to test their ability to distribute Bitcoin Gold (BTG), a Coinsecure weakness was apparently exposed, and over 3 million dollars worth of bitcoin were stolen as a result. The large crypto exchange based in India filed a First Information Report (FIR) with police, alleging their own Chief Scientific […]

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India Bitcoin Caper: 10 Cops Busted Over Kidnapping and Extortion

India Bitcoin Caper: 10 Cops Busted Over Kidnapping and ExtortionAccording to Indian media, eleven people were involved in a kidnapping and bitcoin extortion ring, and of the accused ten are police officers, including an Inspector. Three victims were abducted and beaten until they allegedly gave up 200 bitcoin worth over one million dollars USD. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama Police Arrested […]

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Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own Company

Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own CompanyWho Watches the Watchmen? An engineer from Beijing has been arrested after allegedly discovering a failed hacking attempt to his company and taking advantage of the situation to steal some of the money for himself. 90% of the loot has been returned but he can still go to jail for as much as seven years. […]

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Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own Company

Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own CompanyWho Watches the Watchmen? An engineer from Beijing has been arrested after allegedly discovering a failed hacking attempt to his company and taking advantage of the situation to steal some of the money for himself. 90% of the loot has been returned but he can still go to jail for as much as seven years. […]

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Crypto History Part 1: 400 Million Billion Billion, Beer, and a Murderous Plot

Crypto History: 400 Million Billion Billion, Beer, and a Murderous PlotThe history of our benefactor – cryptography – is one filled with intrigue, drama, religion, statecraft, tinkerers, amazing minds, and so much more. In the first of a series, News.Bitcoin.com examines a crypto tale to illustrate its wonderfully colorful development and usage. This particular instalment recounts a 432 year-old plot to kill a queen, and […]

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Highly Organized Crime Blamed for $2mil Bitcoin Mining Burglaries

Highly Organized Crime Blamed for $2mil Bitcoin Mining BurglariesLocal police in Iceland are describing it as the largest theft of its kind, if not ever, for the country. Hundreds of bitcoin mining computers were stolen from data centers, and there is worry the missing equipment could be used rather than sold, providing a tidy profit for what authorities are insisting is “highly organized […]

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FBI Claims Arrested Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Medvedev Worth $800M+ in BTC

Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Worth 100,000 BTC Arrested in ThailandThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It has been reported that at the time of his arrest, Mr. Medvedev was in possession of more […]

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