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China: Man Gets 3.5 Years in Jail for Stealing Train Power to Mine Bitcoin, Local Media

China: Man Gets 3.5 Years in Jail for Stealing Train Power to Mine Bitcoin, Local Media

A man in China has been been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for stealing power from a train station to fuel his Bitcoin (BTC) mining operations, lo...
Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating Tax Officials Net AU$50K in Melbourne

Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating Tax Officials Net AU$50K in Melbourne

Despite a scam alert issued by the Australian Taxation Office late last month, fraudsters impersonating employees of the tax body have still managed to con vict...
 Google Moves to Protect Chrome Users From Cryptojacking and Hacks

Google Moves to Protect Chrome Users From Cryptojacking and Hacks

Google is bringing in stricter rules for Chrome extension developers, a move should reduce the risk of crypto hacks and mining malware. Announced Monday, the we...
 France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

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

WSJ Investigation Alleges $88 Million Laundered Through 46 Crypto Exchanges

Nearly $90 million potentially associated with criminal activity was laundered through 46 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
SEC, CFTC Charge Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker With Securities Law Violations

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

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are suing a Marshall Islands-based securities dealer for alleg...
Mt. Gox Trustee Publishes Final Bitcoin Sell-Off Figures Totalling $230 Million

Mt. Gox Trustee Publishes Final Bitcoin Sell-Off Figures Totalling $230 Million

Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee of defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt.Gox, released a new statement Tuesday, September 25. According to the document, Kobayashi h...
 Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

After news broke yesterday of yet another hack of a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, the country's police authority has released figures revealing the rise in ...
Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million, 6,000 Bitcoin Theft

Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked In $60 Million, 6,000 Bitcoin Theft

Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing a 6.7 billion yen (about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency), including 5,966 bitcoins....
Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites

Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites

Official government websites in India ran crypto mining scripts without their owners' knowledge, the Economic Times reported Monday. Municipal government websit...
This Ethereum Wallet is Targeted by More Attackers than Fortune 500 Banks

This Ethereum Wallet is Targeted by More Attackers than Fortune 500 Banks

Popular Ethereum wallet MyEtherWallet (MEW) has recorded more attempted attacks by hackers than Fortune 500 banks, according to reports from leading cybersecuri...
CEO Behind GAW Miners, PayCoin Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

CEO Behind GAW Miners, PayCoin Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Homero Joshua Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct U.S. crypto firm GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for defrauding investors, local news agen...
New York Judge Rules Securities Laws Can Apply to Cryptocurrencies

New York Judge Rules Securities Laws Can Apply to Cryptocurrencies

In what appears to be the first U.S. court case to address the matter, a New York federal judge has ruled that U.S. securities laws are applicable for prosecuti...
Founder of Crypto Exchange OKEx Allegedly Detained on Crypto Fraud Charges in China

Founder of Crypto Exchange OKEx Allegedly Detained on Crypto Fraud Charges in China

Star Xu, the founder of exchange services provider OKCoin and the world’s second-largest crypto exchange OKEx, has allegedly been detained in China in relation ...
Ripple Labs and R3 Consortium Reach Settlement in XRP Token Litigation

Ripple Labs and R3 Consortium Reach Settlement in XRP Token Litigation

Ripple Labs Inc. has announced it has reached a settlement “of all outstanding litigation” between R3 HoldCo LLC, R3 LLC, and XRP II, LLC, according to a press ...
Greek Supreme Court Rules to Extradite Alleged BTC-e Owner Alexander Vinnik to Russia

Greek Supreme Court Rules to Extradite Alleged BTC-e Owner Alexander Vinnik to Russia

The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece has ruled to extradite alleged BTC-e owner Alexander Vinnik to Russia to face several cyber fraud charges, Russia...
Japanese National Police Agency Uses New Software to Track Cryptocurrency Transactions

Japanese National Police Agency Uses New Software to Track Cryptocurrency Transactions

Due to the increase of illegal use of cryptocurrency, the National Police Agency of Japan (NPA) plans to introduce new software that allows tracking the history...
In Colorado, an Investigation is Opened Against Three Cryptocurrency Companies

In Colorado, an Investigation is Opened Against Three Cryptocurrency Companies

The authorized representative in matters of securities in Colorado, Gerald Roem, announced the beginning of an investigation that will be conducted over three c...
Crypto Company NiceHash Paid 60% of Debts

Crypto Company NiceHash Paid 60% of Debts

Recall that the "mining marketplace" NiceHash was attacked by hackers in December. It was a period when bitcoin confidently went to its maximum. And so the loss...
Atlas Crypto-investment platform leaks user data

Atlas Crypto-investment platform leaks user data

The Brazilian crypto investment Atlas platform was hacked. As a result, the company reported a leak of personalized user data, which is about 264,000 customers....
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