Galaxy Digital Joins $15 Million Investment Round in Crypto Security Firm CipherTrace

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has secured a $15 million investment from Galaxy Digital and other venture capital firms. Mike Novogratz’s crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital has invested in blockchain security company CipherTrace, according to an official press release published on Feb. 19. CipherTrace has reportedly raised $15 million in venture capital in a new funding […]

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FBI Outline Key Features of Scam ICOs, Warns Investors to Be Vigilant

The FBI has outlined what it believes to be the consistent threads running through fraudulent initial coin offerings. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has outlined what it believes to be the consistent threads running through fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) schemes. The Bureau’s perspective was shared in an interview with Netherlands-based financial […]

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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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UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks

Users of digital currency wallets Electrum and MEW are purportedly facing phishing attacks attempting to steal their sensitive information. Users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet are currently facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter on Feb. 4. A phishing attack is an attempt to obtain sensitive data like users’ personal […]

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