カテゴリー: Crime

$16 Million Now Believed to Have Been Stolen in ‘Weird’ Cryptopia Hack

$16 Million Stolen in 'Weird' New Zealand Cryptopia Exchange HackDetails have so far been murky regarding millions of dollars worth of tokens stolen from New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia on Jan. 14. But data company Elementus has been investigating and now says the hack was different from previous attacks of this nature – and the amount stolen is much higher than originally thought.  Also […]

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Mastermind Who Planned Iceland’s Biggest Bitcoin Heist Jailed for 4.5 Years

Last year, Sindri Stefansson was arrested for his part in what has been described as the biggest heist Iceland has seen – over $2 million worth of Bitcoin mining equipment stolen in an operation that left police baffled. He has now been jailed for four and a half years along with his team of thieves.  […]

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Irish Court Finds Silk Road Dealer’s ETH to Be Proceed of Crime

The High Court of Ireland has ruled that 25,000 euros (approximately $28,400) worth of ethereum held by Neil Mannion, a 37-year-old man currently serving out a prison sentence for drug offenses, comprise proceeds of crime. Also Read: Google AI Briefly Describes Bitcoin as ‘Collapsed Economic Bubble’ Irish High Court Rules Crypto Comprises Proceed of Crime In […]

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Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence

From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes ViolenceThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 9 From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence The most obvious objection to relying on self-defense…and restitution to prevent and rectify rights violations, is that these measures will be inadequate to deter criminals…Most people […]

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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 project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice of crypto crime concerning “bitcoin bandit” Nicholas Truglia. Also read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European […]

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Wendy McElroy: In a Stateless Society Crypto is Law and Justice

In a Stateless Society Crypto is Law and JusticeThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 5 In a Stateless Society, Crypto is Law and Justice The economic analysis of crime starts with one simple assumption: Criminals are rational. A mugger is a mugger…because that profession makes him better off, by his own […]

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Vague Laws Leave Crypto Users Confused in Almost Half of the US

In Nearly Half of the US, Crypto Users Unsure if They’re Breaking LawsJustin Wales and Arnaldo Rego, lawyers at Carlton Fields, have surveyed all 50 states in the US, looking for clarity on money transmitting laws as they relate to cryptocurrencies. As adoption and general usage increases, states appear to be failing to keep up, leaving many enthusiasts to wonder if they’re committing a crime. Also read: […]

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Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker to Find ‘Dirty Money’

Longhash, a crypto and blockchain media and analysis site, recently launched its own Bitcoin Tracker. In an effort to “offer more peace of mind to investors, regulators and the general public,” users can basically find the origin of BTC, tracking it through the many places it has traveled.   Also read: Robinhood Accused of Taking […]

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Josh Garza Sentenced to Prison and Fined $9M over GAW & Paycoin Scam

GAW/Paycoin 2014 Scam: Josh Garza Sentenced to 21mos Prison, $9M FineU.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut has announced Homero Joshua Garza (Josh Garza) has been sentenced to “21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, the first six months of which [Mr. Garza] must spend in home confinement, for his role in his companies’ purported generation and sale of virtual currency.” The […]

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India Law Enforcement to File Charges Monday in $2.7M Coinsecure Wallet Hack

India Law Enforcement to File Charges Monday in $2.7M Coinsecure Wallet HackLaw enforcement authorities in New Delhi will file charges on Monday in the Coinsecure hack case. Coinsecure was a large cryptocurrency exchange allegedly wallet-hacked back in April of this year. It turns out to be an international crime, one spread over half a dozen exchanges. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Targeted by Malware for Sale in […]

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