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Bitcoin Fraud: Teenager Graham Clark Accepts Plea Deal after Being Charged for Acquiring $100K in BTC via Twitter Scam

A teenager who’s responsible for taking over many high-profile Twitter accounts, as part of a huge Bitcoin scam last year, has now agreed to serve 3 years in prison in a plea deal. Graham Clark, 18, has confirmed that he’ll be pleading guilty to State… Read More

Acquisition of Jay-Z’s Tidal by Square to have No Material Impact on Fintech Firm’s Revenue, Company Says, as Analyst Breaks Down the Deal

Rob Walker, a Senior writer at Marker on the intersections of design, consumer culture, branding and business, is asking whether Jack Dorsey is playing Jay-Z, or is the billionaire hip-hop artist and entrepreneur playing the Twitter and Square CEO? Walker, a longtime NYT contributor and… Read More

Fintech Square Acquires Majority Stake in Tidal in Strategic Shift

Square (NYSE:SQ), a top publicly traded Fintech, has acquired a majority stake in the music streaming service TIDAL. Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed the investment via Twitter, another company where he is CEO and founder.   Square is acquiring a majority ownership stake… Read More

17 Year Old Teen Arrested, Said to be Perp of Twitter Hack and Bitcoin Con

  A 17-year-old teenager in Hillsborough County, Florida has been arrested in relation to the high profile Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) hack that recently occurred. Hillsborough county where Tampa is located.   BREAKING: Hillsborough State Attorney @AndrewWarrenFL announces arrest of 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark in “Bit-Con” hack… Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Unit 221B Comments on Twitter Breach, Perps Used Same Techniques as SIM Swap Hacks

  The Twitter hack that saw 130 different accounts compromised and embarrassed the popular social media company is still be sorted out. It has been reported that the FBI is involved in the investigation of how exactly the perpetrators gained access to prominent Twitter accounts… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKEx lists Polkadot (DOT), Partners with Web3 Foundation

Digital asset exchange OKEx claims that it’s now among the first cryptocurrency exchanges to have partnered with the Web3 Foundation, an organization established to nurture and steward technologies in the fields of decentralized web software protocols. The OKEx team also confirmed that they’ve now listed… Read More

Twitter Hack – Security Researcher Points to Notorious Sim Swap Fraudsters

Twitter continues to dig through the rubble following the epic Twitter hack that saw approximately 130 high profile Twitter accounts hijacked with Tweets distributing a Bitcoin trap for the unsuspecting. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we investigate this incident. We’ll continue… Read More

In the Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Was Stolen, but at BTC Transactions are Traceable

The dust is yet to settle in the Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) hack that saw multiple high profile accounts hacked. Twitter continues to dig through the breech and earlier today, Twitter provided some additional insight as to how the individual was able to exploit the platform. Tough… Read More

Twitter Hacked, Bitcoins Pilfered, Shares Drop

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was hacked today and the perps used prominent accounts to pilfer crypto, according to multiple reports. Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, and yes, even Kanye West more were said to be targets of the scam. The Tweets were… Read More

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, Developing “Bluesky,” an, “Open, Decentralized Standard for Social Media” Called

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced on Twitter December 11th that the company, “is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media…We’re calling this team @bluesky.” “The goal,” said Dorsey,… Read More

Report: Jack Dorsey Has No Plans to Issue “Twitter Coin”

Jack Dorsey has reiterated his support for Bitcoin in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, and says Twitter has no plans to create a private digital currency for that network. “I think open Internet standards serve every person better than ones controlled or started… Read More

Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, Talks Up Company’s Nascent Crypto Development Team

Jack Dorsey, self-taught programmer and co-founder of Twitter and Square gave two interviews this week in which he talked up Square’s recent efforts to coalesce an in-house team of developers that will contribute to coding Bitcoin and possibly other cryptocurrencies. Square began by providing credit… Read More

The SEC Asks Court Why Elon Musk Should Not be Held in Contempt for Tweets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a motion for an order to show cause, on February 25, why Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, should not be held in contempt for violating the terms of the Court’s October 16, 2018, Final Judgment. The agreed… Read More

Dr. Nouriel Roubini Extends Crypto Bashing on Twitter, Blocks Crypto Advocates Who Challenge Him

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, also known as “Dr. Doom,” has extended his crypto / blockchain bashing on Twitter during the past few days. Following a widely viewed Senate Banking Committee hearing where Dr. Roubini submitted a 37 page document that eviscerated the concept of cryptocurrency calling… Read More

Twitter CryptoScam Orchestrator Claims Raking in $50-100K a Day

A well-known Quebec-based “cryptoevangelist” and YouTuber called Adam Guerbuez claims that an “ethereum giveaway” scammer soliciting via a bot on Twitter has claimed he or she is skimming up to $100 ooo in Ether (ETH) from “mooches” (targets) per day. The story is related in… Read More

Researchers at Duo Security Claim to Have Exposed 15,000 Crypto Scam Bots on Twitter

Researchers at digital security firm Duo Security claim to have uncovered, “a sophisticated cryptocurrency scam botnet consisting of at least 15,000 bots,” broadcasting cryptocurrency giveaway and other scams on Twitter. The company made the claim in a paper released yesterday, two days ahead of a… Read More

SEC Holds CrowdfundChat on Twitter, Dodges Questions on Crypto

Earlier this week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Small Business Policy held a Twitter chat on Tuesday entitled #SECcrowdfundchat. The lightly attended discussion was scheduled to help inform small businesses as to how they may legally raise growth capital. In the US today,… Read More

Telegram Founder Pavel Durov is Latest Target of Twitter Spoofing Crypto Scam

This crypto spoofing scam has become almost predictable as it happens all of the time. Crooks attempting to steal cryptocurrency will try and spoof Twitter accounts to make it look like a trusted, known individual or business is giving away ETH or BTC only to… Read More

Everyone Hates on Crypto: Twitter Bans Cryptocurrency, ICO Promotions Beginning Tomorrow

It’s official. Twitter is following in the footsteps of its tech friends in banning cryptocurrency promotions. Most recently Google hit crypto with the ban hammer and not too long ago Facebook did the same. The news of the ban by Twitter has been circulating for… Read More

Twitter Set to Join Google & Facebook in Banning Cryptocurrencies & ICOs Advertisements

Social media giant Twitter is set to ban almost all cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICOs) advertisements. According to SkyNews, Twitter may release a new advertising policy in two weeks that will prohibit advertisements for ICOs, token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets globally. The media outlet also revealed that… Read More

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