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China's crypto crackdown put digital-asset traders on the defensive. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Chinese Police Arrest 8 People Related to $7.8M Rug Pull
Police in Anhui province froze RMB 6 million in assets related to a rug pull with hundreds of victims.
China's crypto crackdown put digital-asset traders on the defensive. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk)

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Over $200M Lost to Crypto Fraud in the UK This Year
The figure is 30% higher than for the whole of 2020.
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China’s Zhejiang Busts GPU Mining Operation in Public Facilities
Bitoin mining has borne the brunt of China’s crackdown so far.
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UK Police Recover $22M in Stolen Crypto From Scammers
Police are looking to return the stolen assets to their owners, who are located around the world.
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Bitcoin Miners Worth Over $1.3M Seized, 8 Arrested in Malaysia: Report
The machines were seized in joint operations with Sarawak Energy, the region's electricity company, between February and April.
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OK Group to Work With Nanjing Police on Anti-Money Laundering Blockchain
Despite a crackdown on crypto mining, Chinese authorities are still bullish on blockchain technology.
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NYPD's Crypto Sleuthing Is Powered by Chainalysis, Documents Show
The largest police force in the U.S. has beefed up rules governing who can trace crypto transactions. It’s been using Chainalysis software since 2019.
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Digital Asset Custodian Komainu to Provide Safe Storage of Crypto Seized by UK Police
Komainu will be responsible for providing police across the U.K. with a more "robust" means to store cryptocurrencies.
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Minnesota Official Alarms Privacy Advocates With Contact Tracing Comments
Comments from Minnesota Public Safety commissioner John Harrington comparing law enforcement to contact tracing alerted privacy activists to the dangers of misusing COVID-19 h...
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Former NiceHash CTO Arrested in Germany Over US Hacking Charges
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to extradite the alleged hacker over crimes he's already served time for in Slovenia.
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