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Kim Kardashian is seen  at "Good Morning America" on September 20, 2022 in New York City.  (Raymond Hall/GC Images, modified by CoinDesk)
Kim Kardashian, EthereumMax and the SEC's Publicity Grab
Chairman Gary Gensler sent a message to celebrity crypto shills that will likely have little effect.
Kim Kardashian is seen  at "Good Morning America" on September 20, 2022 in New York City.  (Raymond Hall/GC Images, modified by CoinDesk)

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SEC Accuses 2 Firms of Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scheme
The complaint alleges the two companies pumped the price of their cryptocurrency by falsely claiming they had acquired $10 billion in gold bullion to back it.
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) speaks during a press conference on Nov. 1, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Madison Cawthorn Hit With US House Ethics Investigation Over Crypto Promotion
The probe, announced Monday, appears to be related to the “Let’s Go Brandon” meme coin.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) speaks during a press conference on Nov. 1, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

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How to Spot Crypto Pump-and-Dump Schemes
Crypto’s favorite scam isn’t just prevalent – it’s taking on new forms.
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Bitcoin Cash Briefly Spikes on Fraudulent Press Release
The cryptocurrency rose over 4.6% from $602.63 at around 11:30 UTC to $630.70 in less than 15 minutes after the publication of a fraudulent announcement.
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Cybercrime Investigation
Dutch Police Arrest Three in Pump-and-Dump Scheme Involving Self-Made Cryptocurrency
The arrests resulted from an investigation of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinhouse.eu.
Cybercrime Investigation