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Chicago Trader Steals Over $2 Million in Bitcoin and Litecoin Cryptocurrency

A Chicago trader is facing up to 20 years in prison for stealing over $2 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrency from his employer. Most 24-year-olds would be quite happy to be attached to a new cryptocurrency unit...

Optioment Bitcoin Scam Triggers Europe-Wide Manhunt

After possibly thousands of investors got burned by arbitrage-trading company Optioment last year, Austrian authorities have asked Interpol to help track down the fraudsters responsible for the Bitcoin scam. Another Bitcoin Scam Burns Buyers European authorities are on...

FBI Claims Arrested Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Medvedev Worth $800M+ in BTC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It...

New Jersey Cracks Down on Fraudulent Bitstrade

Following the fallout from fraudulent Ponzi-scheme Bitconnect’s demise, New Jersey has officially ordered cryptocurrency investment entity Bitstrade to stop offering unregistered and fraudulent securities in the state. New Jersey regulators have uncovered yet another fraudulent cryptocurrency investment company....

South Korea Finds Nearly $600 Million in Crypto Crime

Reports from the 대한민국 Republic of South Korea (ROK) indicate its Customs Service announced on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, it has discovered “cryptocurrency crimes” which amount to nearly 600 million USD. Also read: Nassim Nicholas Taleb vs David Birch...

Ottawa Police Hunting for Armed Bitcoin Robbery Suspects

Ottawa Police Hunting for Armed Bitcoin Robbery Suspects

Police in Ottawa, Canada, are on the manhunt for armed Bitcoin robbery suspects who staged an attempted daylight robbery of a Bitcoin financial business. The world of crypto can become a dangerous place at times. This usually occurs...