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Russian Police Arrest Alleged Counterfeiters Selling $13M in Fake Money for Crypto: Report
Those involved allegedly peddled fake bank notes over the infamous Hydra darknet marketplace.
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Seoul Seizes Tax Dodgers' Crypto From Exchanges: Report
The department has seized around 25 billion won ($22 million) in digital assets from 676 of the alleged tax evaders.
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Exec of Chinese Blockchain Firm Allegedly Misappropriated $45M in State-Owned Bitcoin: Report
Gao Ziyang has reportedly been detained for the alleged liquidation. The company denied his involvement and has not confirmed the detainment.
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Blockchain Consultant Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charge
Alchemist associate Michael Hlady faces up to 20 years in prison.
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South Korean Prosecutors Sell (and Profit Off) Bitcoin Taken From Criminals
Prosecutors moved to liquidate the stolen goods on March 25 when the nation's law defining crypto as“virtual assets” went into effect.
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New Jersey Man Admits to Running Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange
The erstwhile operator of “Destination Bitcoin” could face up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
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DeepDotWeb Operator Pleads Guilty to Laundering $8.4M in Bitcoin Kickbacks
Tal Prihar admitted to taking bitcoin payments from darknet marketplaces in exchange for referral links.
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Acer Reportedly Hit With $50M Crypto-Ransomware Demand
Acer hasn't yet confirmed the attack, reports Tech Radar.
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Russia's Darknet Criminals Have Novel Crypto Cash-Out System: 'Buried Treasure'
A darknet ad flagged by the crypto sleuths at Elliptic says vendors will bury vacuum-packed physical cash “5-20 cm under the ground.”
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Romanian Barber Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $620K in Crypto
The man is accused of hacking "the seventh-largest cryptocurrency operator in the world."
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