Five Years After The Silk Road, Things Are Worse
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Five Years After The Silk Road, Things Are Worse

btcethereumadmin - October 5, 2018

Five years after the closure of the Silk Road, bitcoin has changed dramatically. No longer does society see it as an underground currency used by addicts, dealers…

Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity
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Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity

btcethereumadmin - October 4, 2018

A newly-published indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice charges seven alleged Russian intelligence agents with using cryptocurrencies as part of a broad "influence and disinformation" scheme.…

US Customs Official Claims Crypto Conversions Can Be Traced
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US Customs Official Claims Crypto Conversions Can Be Traced

btcethereumadmin - October 4, 2018

A "vulnerability" is created every time criminals convert from cryptocurrency to government-issued ones, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday. Matthew Allen, an assistant…

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin
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France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

btcethereumadmin - October 2, 2018

A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets on the dark web and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources reported…

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Calls Money Laundering Claims ‘Deceptive’
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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Calls Money Laundering Claims ‘Deceptive’

btcethereumadmin - October 2, 2018

ShapeShift has issued a stinging rebuke of a Wall Street Journal investigative article that claimed the crypto exchange was used by criminals to launder money. In a…

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Calls Money Laundering Claims ‘Inaccurate and Deceptive’
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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Calls Money Laundering Claims ‘Inaccurate and Deceptive’

btcethereumadmin - October 2, 2018

ShapeShift has issued a stinging rebuke of a Wall Street Journal investigative article that claimed the crypto exchange was used by criminals to launder money. In a…

Fraud, Fake Partnerships and a Past Revealed: The Shopin Story
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Fraud, Fake Partnerships and a Past Revealed: The Shopin Story

btcethereumadmin - October 1, 2018

The pilot program that Shopin claimed to have with Bed, Bath and Beyond appears to have never existed.We reported on an alleged syndicate hack of the Shopin…

Bitcoin Fraudsters Misled Investors and Impersonated Regulators, CFTC Alleges
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Bitcoin Fraudsters Misled Investors and Impersonated Regulators, CFTC Alleges

btcethereumadmin - September 29, 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed charges against two defendants for allegedly going to a number of lengths in attempts to steal bitcoin. The regulator announced…

WSJ Investigation Alleges $88 Million Laundered Through 46 Crypto Exchanges
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WSJ Investigation Alleges $88 Million Laundered Through 46 Crypto Exchanges

btcethereumadmin - September 28, 2018

Nearly $90 million potentially associated with criminal activity was laundered through 46 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. In particular, the Journal reported, some $9…

SEC, CFTC Charge Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker With Securities Law Violations
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SEC, CFTC Charge Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker With Securities Law Violations

btcethereumadmin - September 27, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are suing an international securities dealer for allegedly violating federal law through a bitcoin-based…