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Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

| Daniel Palmer

Japan's police agency has released data revealing that cyberattacks leading to thefts of cryptocurrency rose sharply earlier this year.

Chinese City Is Using Blockchain to Track Convicts on Parole

| Wolfie Zhao

Convicts on parole in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan can now find themselves being tracked over a blockchain network.

Russian Agency to Track Crypto Wallets of Criminal Suspects

| Anna Baydakova

Rosfinmonitoring is seeking to expand its internal systems to account for cryptocurrencies.

German Authorities Sold $14 Million in Seized Cryptos Over Price Fears

| Wolfie Zhao

Prosecutors in Germany have made an emergency sale of cryptocurrencies seized in two investigations due to concerns over price volatility.

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Justice Department Veteran Backs Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Tool

| David Floyd

A former U.S. Department of Justice section head has been hired to help drive sales of Bitfury's Crystal, a blockchain tracking product.

Korea’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Raided Over Suspected Fraud

| Daniel Palmer

Prosecutors in South Korea have raided the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country, UPbit, over suspected fraud, according to a report.

China’s Security Ministry Touts Blockchain for Evidence Storage

| Wolfie Zhao

China's Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations.

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I’ll Give You My Bitcoin When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

| Marc Hochstein

Unlike money in the bank, cryptocurrency can't be unilaterally seized by governments, clawing back a modicum of power for the individual.

33 Cases: Cryptocurrency Fraud Is on the Rise in Japan

| Nikhilesh De

Japanese law enforcement officials have released new figures about cryptocurrency-related fraud during 2017.

Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Promises ‘Daily’ Updates During Relaunch Attempt

| Stan Higgins

BTC-e says it will publish more frequent updates about its recovery plans after August 31, according to a newly released statement.