Crypto Crime Trends Evolving as Users Wise Up: Exchange Hacks, Darknet and Money Laundering

Crime trends in the cryptocurrency space are evolving, as criminals look for innovative ways to steal and launder stolen funds. Two prominent research papers have shed light on the latest crime trends affecting the cryptocurrency community over the past two years. Crypto analytics companies Chainalysis and CipherTrace released reports at the end of January that […]

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Hodler’s Digest, February 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Fundstrat Global Advisors thinks that crypto prices can see higher price points, and JPMorgan plans to launch its own coin. Top Stories This Week Fundstrat Global Advisors Expects 2019 to Bring More Institutional Investors to Crypto According to a report on the 2019 crypto outlook released by New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors, incremental […]

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New Zealand Police Say Cryptopia Is Ready to Resume Trading, but Platform Remains Offline

New Zealand police reported that the Cryptopia exchange is ready to resume trading, but the platform remains offline. The New Zealand Police have reported that recently hacked crypto exchange Cryptopia is ready to be relaunched and resume operations, Auckland-based news agency The New Zealand Herald reports on Feb. 13. Detective inspector Greg Murton reportedly said […]

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Mt. Gox Trustee May Have Crashed Bitcoin in 2018 by Dumping It on an Exchange, but There is Still Hope

Mt. Gox may have crashed the Bitcoin price in 2018 by dumping $321 million on an exchange. The now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox reportedly liquidated around $312 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) throughout February and June of 2018 through a Japanese exchange called BitPoint. GoxDox, an organization that was established to assist Mt. Gox creditors, […]

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QuadrigaCX Is Filing for Creditor Protection Amid Liquidity Crisis, Community Remains Largely Skeptical

Canadian cryptocurrency exchange is in hot water. Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is in hot water: Following the sudden death of its 30-year-old founder, Gerald Cotten, the exchange has allegedly lost access to its cold wallets, where most of the funds were stored. Now, the exchange has taken to court to avoid the collapse, but some […]

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US Indicts Two More Men on Fraud and Extortion in SIM-Swapping Investigation

The case is the second indictment to appear from U.S. authorities this week amid the persisting spread of SIM-swapping. United States law enforcement has indicted two more men over alleged SIM-swapping scams involving cryptocurrency. A press release from the Northern District of California Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment on Feb. 4. Ahmad Wagaafe Hared and […]

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