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FBI Seeking Potential Victims of BitConnect to Assist Investigation

| Yogita Khatri

The FBI is reaching out to those who invested in the now-worthless BCC token offered by the defunct crypto exchange BitConnect.

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.

1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which had its website seized after being charged with violating a number of U.S. federal laws, will reopen withdrawals.

Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker Moves to Renew Trader Access After US Charges

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin futures trader 1Broker hopes to launch a read-only version of its website in the next few days after being sued by the SEC and CFTC.

FBI Agent Estimates 130 Crypto Investigations Underway

| Nikhilesh De

The FBI is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Prosecutors: Options Seller Duped Investors With ‘Worthless’ Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

A New York resident has been indicted on fraud charges for tricking residents into investing in worthless binary options and a proprietary token.

Scammers Are Posing As Crypto Exchange Support Staff, Says FBI

| Nikhilesh De

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center warned against criminals who pretend to be tech support for crypto exchanges.

The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016

| Stan Higgins

The law enforcement agency received more than 2,600 complaints about ransomware last year, according to a new report.

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Illicit Cryptocurrency Use Targeted in Proposed 2018 FBI Budget

| Wolfie Zhao

Cryptocurrency is being cited by the FBI as a reason it needs to increase its spending in an effort to combat more advanced cybercrime.

Ex-FBI Chief: Virtual Currencies Hinder Criminal Investigations

| Stan Higgins

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's work is being hampered by the criminal use of virtual currencies.