Crime

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

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10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

| Yogita Khatri

Reported suspicious crypto transactions soared in the first 10 months of 2018, but fiat is still vastly more popular in money laundering.

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. Treasury Department Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker called for global efforts to police malicious actors' use of cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

| Leigh Cuen

An Iranian bitcoin trader added to the U.S. Treasury's OFAC sanctions list last week claims he’s been wrongfully blacklisted.

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

| Leigh Cuen

New sanctions from the US government are driving Iranian bitcoin users to pursue more secure and private wallet solutions.

FBI Arrests AriseBank CEO Over $4 Million Crypto Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

The FBI has arrested the CEO of cryptocurrency platform AriseBank after he was indicted over an alleged multi-million dollar scam.

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

| Yogita Khatri

Colorado's securities watchdog has issued four more cease-and-desist orders against suspect ICOs, taking its total since May to 18.

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The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough

| Ian Allison

There is less than $5 billion of global capacity to insure crypto wallets held in custody. Coinbase has secured a significant chunk of that.