US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails
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US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

btcethereumadmin - December 14, 2018

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration…

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles
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10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

btcethereumadmin - December 12, 2018

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. According to a report from The…

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total
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Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

btcethereumadmin - December 6, 2018

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges reported 5,944 suspicious transactions in the first 10 months of 2018. According to a report from Jiji Press on Thursday, the data was released…

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions
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US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

btcethereumadmin - December 6, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000. The DHS, through its unit Science…

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement
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Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

btcethereumadmin - December 4, 2018

A senior U.S. official has called on the crypto industry and the wide global financial sphere to take steps to prevent malicious actors from using the tech…

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent
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Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

btcethereumadmin - December 4, 2018

Mohammad Ghorbaniyan says he’s been wrongfully blacklisted. An Iranian bitcoin trader, Ghorbaniyan was among the wallet holders whose names and blockchain addresses were added to the U.S.…

New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers
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New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers

btcethereumadmin - November 30, 2018

Researchers at Israel-based cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies say that a relatively new form of crypto mining malware, dubbed KingMiner, is “evolving.” In a research note…

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions
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Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

btcethereumadmin - November 29, 2018

On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two bitcoin addresses tied to Iran residents Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan were being added…

FBI Arrests AriseBank CEO Over $4 Million Crypto Fraud
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FBI Arrests AriseBank CEO Over $4 Million Crypto Fraud

btcethereumadmin - November 29, 2018

The FBI has arrested the CEO of cryptocurrency platform AriseBank after he was indicted over an alleged multi-million dollar scam. The new was announced Wednesday by the…

Fear The Legal Creep: US Blacklists BTC Address Used in Ransomware
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Fear The Legal Creep: US Blacklists BTC Address Used in Ransomware

btcethereumadmin - November 29, 2018

Image: Christoph Scholz, Flickr Shortly after the attacks of September 11th, the United States passed legislation giving the federal government sweeping powers. The Patriot Act was designed…