カテゴリー: Crime

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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South Korea Finds Nearly $600 Million in Crypto Crime

South Korea Finds Nearly $600 Million in Crypto CrimeReports from the 대한민국 Republic of South Korea (ROK) indicate its Customs Service announced on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, it has discovered “cryptocurrency crimes” which amount to nearly 600 million USD. Also read: Nassim Nicholas Taleb vs David Birch on The Bitcoin Standard South Korea Customs Service Finds Almost $600 Million in Cryptocurrency Crime ROK Customs […]

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Bitfury as Big Brother: Mining Company Tracks Bitcoiners

Bitfury as Big Brother: Company Tracks BitcoinersBitfury Group announced they’re concerned about the advent of bitcoin users having multiple wallet addresses, which the company views as leading to greater anonymity and, they also believe, facilitates crime. Also read: Nine Years Ago, Bitcoin’s Block Zero is Born Bitfury Watches Bitcoiners “Currently, bitcoin users can have multiple addresses,” Bitfury Group CEO Valery Vavilov detailed, […]

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Bitcoiners Increasingly Targeted by Police as Prices Yield Large Asset Forfeiture Gains   

Bitcoiners Increasingly Targeted by Police as Prices Yield Large Asset Forfeiture GainsThe Department of Justice has announced another potential auction of seized bitcoin, totalling over 8 million USD. There’s a noticeable uptick in bitcoin-related prosecutions since at least 2014 and the Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road affair. With the price of bitcoin rising to stratospheric heights, the phenomenon has made bitcoiners relatively wealthy; it might have also […]

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Man Allegedly Kidnaps Friend at Gunpoint and Steals $1.8m of Cryptocurrency

Man Allegedly Kidnaps Friend at Gunpoint and Steals $1.8m of CryptocurrencyA man has appeared in a New York court charged with robbing an acquaintance of his cryptocurrency hoard. Louis Meza allegedly had a gunman point a pistol at his friend’s head after luring him into a minivan and persuading him to part with his wallet seed. The offense, which is reported to have taken place […]

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Man Allegedly Kidnaps Friend at Gunpoint and Steals $1.8m of Cryptocurrency

Man Allegedly Kidnaps Friend at Gunpoint and Steals $1.8m of CryptocurrencyA man has appeared in a New York court charged with robbing an acquaintance of his cryptocurrency hoard. Louis Meza allegedly had a gunman point a pistol at his friend’s head after luring him into a minivan and persuading him to part with his wallet seed. The offense, which is reported to have taken place […]

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Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition Appeal by BTC-e’s Alexander Vinnik

Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition Appeal by BTC-e’s Alexander VinnikThe Greek supreme court in Athens has rejected today the appeal by the suspected BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik regarding his extradition to the United States. The way is now clear for the Greek justice minister to give the final verdict whether to extradite the Russian national to American authorities or not. Also Read: Tax Investigators Raid […]

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Despite What Politicians Say — Terrorists Don’t Use Bitcoin

Despite What Politicians Say — Terrorists Don’t Use BitcoinDo you know who uses bitcoin? Terrorists, neo-Nazis, and pedophiles. Not to mention the bogeyman, cyber criminals, and that creepy old guy at the end of your street. All of them are using bitcoin right now to do god-knows-what, but whatever it is you can bet it’s naughty. How do we know this? Because our […]

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Danish Woman Arrested After Allegedly Paying for a Fake Darknet Hitman With Bitcoin

Danish Woman Arrested After Paying for a Darknet Hitman With BitcoinA woman has appeared in court after trying to pay a darknet assassin in bitcoin to kill her partner. Her attempt failed, not due to high transaction fees or a mempool backlog, but because the hitman was fake. Now, the 58-year-old is facing a possible life sentence for attempted murder. Also read: Deep Web Roundup: […]

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