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Lawyer: Greek Justice System Violating Rights of Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

The legal rights of a man at the centre of an international tug-of-war have been violated by the Greek justice system, a lawyer for accused BTC-e administrator Alexander Vinnik argued in court this week. “You have violated the rights of Alexander Vinnik, who hasn’t received… Read More

FBI Investigating “Call of Duty” Players Suspected of Stealing $3.3 Million in Cryptocurrency

A man in Bloomington, Indiana claims he was coerced into cooperating with a group of “Call of Duty” players that “cryptojacked” (stole) $3.3 million dollars of cryptocurrency from various victims, Chicago Sun Times reports. Though no charges have yet been laid, unsealed court documents show… Read More

Darknet Drug Market Admin “Oxymonster” Sentenced to 20 Years, Forfeits $700 000 in Crypto

Gal Vallerius, a dual French-Israeli citizen from the Brittany region of France, was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to, “conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder money,” court documents indicate. Mr Vallerius,… Read More

SEC & CFTC Join in Charging Austria Based Dealer Using Bitcoin for Swaps for Violating US Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an enforcement action today against an Austria based international securities dealer with providing securities swaps funded by Bitcoin. The SEC charges Patrick Brunner, CEO of 1pool Ltd. a/k/a 1Broker – registered in the Marshall Islands, with violations of US… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Spending by US Government Agencies Has Tripled in 2018

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Government agencies in the US have more than tripled the amount of money they are allotting to private firms doing forensics on blockchains like Bitcoin, says weekly newsletter for institutions, diar. The biggest spender by far is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is “accounting… Read More

Accused Silk Road Conspirator Pleads Not Guilty in New York

A 29-year-old Irish citizen accused of helping run the Dark Net marketplace Silk Road under the pseudonym “Libertas” has pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom to three charges stemming from the accusation, Irish publication The Times reports. Gary Davis arrived in New York… Read More

Plans to Let Accused Electronic Arts Hacker Pay Bail in Crypto Hit Snag

A judge’s plan to allow a young man accused of hacking a popular online video game system to post $750 000 bail in cryptocurrency have hit a snag, Market Watch reports. Martin Marsich, 25, was arrested at San Francisco Airport August 8th while reportedly on… Read More

FBI Warns Creepy Voyeur Scams on the Rise, Demanding Bitcoin to Keep Quiet

People with loose security online habits who also enjoy an occasional foray onto incriminating websites might want to keep some bitcoin on hand in case exposé hackers come calling. An August 7th public service announcement from the FBI says the agency is seeing an uptick… Read More

Young Man Accused of Hacking Electronic Arts Ordered to Post Bail in Cryptocurrency

A young man accused of hacking popular Bay Area computer gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) has been forced by a California Judge to post $750 00 worth of cryptocurrency as bail. Martin Marsich, 25, was arrested at San Francisco Airport August 8th while en route… Read More

Not So Fast, Crypto-Using Druggies. Its the FBI!

The FBI, that agency with the Ken Doll guys in the suits in all the movies, you should know, is keeping an eye on 130 illegal situations involving cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg reports. “But how big is the problem!?” you ask. Well…OK… it’s basically sliver-sized, says Supervisory… Read More

Renwick Haddow, a Cryptocurrency Con Man, Extradited to the US from Morocco

Renwick Haddow, a UK national, was extradited from Morocco to the US for committing fraud that saw over $36 million stolen from investors. The extradition is just part of a long criminal saga by Haddow. Last year, the SEC joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the… Read More

Update: McCabe to Close Legal Defense Campaign on GoFundMe Later This Evening

Just days after supporters of Andrew McCabe launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for his legal defense fund, the former FBI deputy director announced the initiative will close at 7 p.m. this evening. As previously reported, the fundraiser raised more than $400,000 less than 24… Read More

Supporters of Former FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe Raise More Than $400,000 on GoFundMe For Legal Defense Fund

Following his infamous firing earlier this month, supporters of former FBI deputy, Andrew McCabe, have rallied to support him through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. The fundraiser, which was labeled the Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund, raised more than $400,000 less than 24 hours after its… Read More

SEC Alleges Manipulated Trading in HD View 360 Shares, Names CEO and UK Broker Dealer in Fraud Allegations, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Pursues Criminal Prosecution

HD View 360 Inc (OTC:HDVW), another company that issued a press-release mentioning Blockchain only to see trading in their shares suspended, has been hit with an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission along with a related criminal prosecution. The SEC first issued an… Read More

Bogus ICO Perp Faces Possible 5 Years in Jail for RECoin Offer that Did Not Really Exist

Crowdfund Insider reported last month about the RECoin Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that promised tokens backed by real estate that did not really exist. Maksim Zaslavskiy, the alleged mastermind behind a fraud launched from a series of companies including RECoin Group Foundation, DRC World and Diamond… Read More

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