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Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

Following persistent complaints about spammy and fraudulent cryptocurrency ads, Facebook has issued an outright ban. As of a new ruling issued on January 30, “ads must not promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading...

Bitconnect Faces Lawsuit for Operating “Wide-Reaching Ponzi Scheme”

Bitconnect is facing litigation from six individuals accusing the company of operating a Ponzi scheme in addition to numerous violations of securities laws. The six plaintiffs collectively invested approximately $771,000 USD into Bitconnect, and are seeking recourse following...

Will Justice Be Served? Bitcoin Trading Platform BitConnect Sued by Six Investors Who Lost Over $700k

Six BitConnect investors, who collectively lost over $700k on the platform, are taking the company and its affiliates to court in the US. Earlier this month, BitConnect released this piece of so-called ‘System News’ on its website, outlining the...

This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and Sideways

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From the hubris and excess of the North American Bitcoin Conference to the gloominess of the crypto markets, it’s been a feel-o-coaster of a week. Fear,...

Not Content Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for ICO

The fall of Bitconnect was as certain as night follows day. A pyramid scheme wrapped inside a Ponzi with a side order of WTF, Bitconnect was as crazy as it was calamitous. The only miracle was that the...

Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Ponzi lending smart bot scam Bitconnect finally did what most sane observers predicted long, long ago. It went splat. And it didn’t collapse due to government pressure, nor flurries of bad press, and certainly not from DDoS hacking...

Bitconnect Shuts Down Its Exchange Citing a String of Excuses

In a move that will surprise few observers, Bitconnect has announced that it is closing its lending and exchange platform. The company has widely been accused of operating a Ponzi scheme and was recently rocked by cease and...