9 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Have Closed in 2018

9 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Have Closed in 2018

At least nine cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds were shuttered in the first three months of 2018.
The court found Bitcoin-trader Thomas Mario Costanzo guilty of five money-laundering points

The court found Bitcoin-trader Thomas Mario Costanzo guilty of five money-laundering points

Though many convicted criminals serve time and receive help reforming, for one Bitcoin trader, his record continues to grow from felony marijuana charges to mon...
OKEx Resolves Futures Price Slip Impact As Trader Threatens Suicide

OKEx Resolves Futures Price Slip Impact As Trader Threatens Suicide

The OKEx crypto exchange was again in the spotlight.
Scammers Are Posing As Crypto Exchange Support Staff, Says FBI

Scammers Are Posing As Crypto Exchange Support Staff, Says FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Wednesday that consumers should watch out for would-be scammers posing as cryptocurrency exchange support staffer...
South Korean Investigators Looking At North Korea’s Role In Youbit Demise

South Korean Investigators Looking At North Korea’s Role In Youbit Demise

Law enforcement in South Korea is looking into Youbit, the South Korean bitcoin exchange that was the subject of a heist that brought the exchange down, and are...
Russian-Ukrainian Cybercrime Gang Arrested In Spain, Allegedly Used BTC To Launder $1.24 Bln

Russian-Ukrainian Cybercrime Gang Arrested In Spain, Allegedly Used BTC To Launder $1.24 Bln

The Spanish police have arrested a cybercrime gang made up of Russian and Ukrainian nationals who were allegedly involved in stealing more than $1.24 bln from f...
US: Hackers Shut Down Government Computers In Atlanta, Demand Bitcoin

US: Hackers Shut Down Government Computers In Atlanta, Demand Bitcoin

Hackers have shut down key computer systems in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia and are demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to reenable the affected systems.
 US Hits Crypto Buying Service Payza With Money Laundering Lawsuit

US Hits Crypto Buying Service Payza With Money Laundering Lawsuit

Digital payment processor Payza has been charged by the U.S. government with running an unlicensed money services business.
Russians Helped Venezuela Launch the Petro

Russians Helped Venezuela Launch the Petro

Russian government officials and businessmen helped the Venezuelan government launch the world's first state-backed cryptocurrency, Time Magazine reported Tuesd...
Dubai Employee Steals $200,000 in Cryptocurrency Embezzlement Fraud

Dubai Employee Steals $200,000 in Cryptocurrency Embezzlement Fraud

According to Dubai-based newspaper Khaleej Times, a cryptocurrency trading platform in the city caught its own employee stealing cryptocurrency for his personal...
Trustee Of Infamous Mt. Gox Denies BTC, BCH Sales Affected Crypto Markets

Trustee Of Infamous Mt. Gox Denies BTC, BCH Sales Affected Crypto Markets

The trustee of Mt. Gox – a once major and now defunct Bitcoin exchange – who reportedly sold over $400 mln in Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) around the ne...
Hedge Funds Draw SEC Scrutiny in Crypto Coin Review

Hedge Funds Draw SEC Scrutiny in Crypto Coin Review

The SEC has reportedly summoned the managers of several cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds. This sector has been rapidly growing over the past year and the Amer...
 South Korea Raids 3 Crypto Exchanges in Embezzlement Probe

South Korea Raids 3 Crypto Exchanges in Embezzlement Probe

South Korean prosecutors raided three cryptocurrency exchanges this week over suspicions that staff embezzled funds from customers' accounts
 Brazilian Officials Caught Using Bitcoin in $22 Million Scam

Brazilian Officials Caught Using Bitcoin in $22 Million Scam

Police officials in Rio de Janerio have uncovered a money laundering scheme in which state officials siphoned off money intended for prison supplies, using bitc...
R3 v. Ripple Lawsuit To Be Decided In NY As XRP Loses Its Appeal To CA Court

R3 v. Ripple Lawsuit To Be Decided In NY As XRP Loses Its Appeal To CA Court

Ripple Labs Inc., the company behind the Ripple settlement system, has lost its opportunity to hold the court hearing over a contested contract with its rival R...
Tax scammers are now demanding bitcoin in Australia

Tax scammers are now demanding bitcoin in Australia

Australian Tax Office has warned scammers are impersonating its officers and demanding bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as payment for fake tax debts.
Miner virus attacked 400,000 PCs on Windows

Miner virus attacked 400,000 PCs on Windows

According to Microsoft, the regular Windows Defender anti-virus has blocked more than 80,000 Trojans with advanced methods of introducing, distributing and evad...
 Bitconnect Promoter Claims FBI Investigating Defunct Crypto Scheme

Bitconnect Promoter Claims FBI Investigating Defunct Crypto Scheme

Former Bitconnect investor and promoter Trevon James is now claiming he spoke to the FBI about the now-defunct exchange and his involvement with the project.
 Canadian Regulator Warns Against 'Illegal' Crypto Investment Scheme

Canadian Regulator Warns Against 'Illegal' Crypto Investment Scheme

A finance regulator in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has warned residents about investing in a so-called "cryptocurrency bank" and its associated token...
Stolen Coincheck NEM Found In Exchanges In Canada, Japan, Law Enforcement To Be Informed

Stolen Coincheck NEM Found In Exchanges In Canada, Japan, Law Enforcement To Be Informed

Researchers at the BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. have traced some of the $534 mln in NEM (XEM) stolen in the Jan. 26 Coincheck hack to a Vancouver-base...
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