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Two Men Charged as Dubious OneCoin Hits Singapore

Two Men Charged as Dubious OneCoin Hits Singapore

OneCoin, a cryptocurrency listed as fraudulent in the US, has become the subject of a court case in Singapore with two men currently held under arrest for promoting a multi-level marketing scheme. The men currently being held are facing charges for incorporating a company called One Concept Pte Ltd in violation of Singapore’s Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Selling (Prohibition) Act. …


British Royalty Praises Blockchain Fight Against Forced Labor

British Royalty Praises Blockchain Fight Against Forced Labor

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Great Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York, has been speaking out against human trafficking, indicating that blockchain could have a major part to play in stemming the rising numbers of cases of forced labor. At a recent conference in Vienna, hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), she was joined by the United States …


World Economic Forum: Cybersecurity Threatened by Poor Security, Not Hackers

World Economic Forum_ Cybersecurity Threatened by Poor Security, Not Hackers

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has produced a report claiming that data security breaches are more frequently the result of poor company security rather than because of clever hackers. Although blockchain-based companies are targeted by hackers, the report found that exploitation of data was more often down to lax cybersecurity measures being implemented. It cited a major case in the …


South Korea Police Use AI to Capture $18 Million Crypto Scammers

North Korea's Unlikely Relationship with Crypt (1)

A local English newspaper, the Korea Joongang Daily, has reported the successful capture of cryptocurrency ponzi suspects by South Korean police, with the aid artificial intelligence (AI). The ponzi allegedly raked in over KRW 21.2 billion (USD 18.3 million) from victims over a period of six months last year. However, their run came to a decisive end after the Seoul …


Two Canadian Crypto Firm Owners Fight $30 Million Fraud Accusation

Two Vancouver cryptocurrency firms are fighting accusations of fraudulent activity to the tune of USD 30 million involving an initial coin offering. The two company owners, Lisa Angela Cheng and Kevin Patrick Hobbs, are to fight their cases in the British Columbian (BC) courts, after having denied any wrongdoing, claiming they have “never misappropriated funds.” The  B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office’s claim …


North Korea’s Unlikely Relationship with Crypto

North Korea's Unlikely Relationship with Crypt

For a country with a population of just 25 million people nearly entirely cut off from the global economy and under the governance of a ‘Supreme Leader’ by the name of Kim Jong-un, North Korea is perhaps an unlikely hub for cryptocurrency activity. Yet, the nation keeps making headlines for its cryptocurrency-related innovations coming from both sides of the political spectrum. The …


New Report Confirms Terrorists Still Prefer Cash to Crypto

New Report Confirms Terrorists Still Prefer Cash to Crypto

A new report confirms that that terrorist activities continue to be backed by cash rather than cryptocurrencies, which don’t afford such groups the anonymity they seek. It is a fact that has been known for some time, despite many government departments in jurisdictions around the world citing cryptocurrency links to terrorism, a connection well disproven over time. A 72-page long …


QuadrigaCX Co-Founder’s Prior Convictions Exposed

QuadrigaCX Co-Founder’s Prior Convictions Exposed

More information related to the closure of QuadrigaCX has been revealed, notably implicating the exchange’s co-founder Michael Patryn as a convicted criminal. Patryn founded the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange with the recently deceased Gerald Cotten, although it is now known the former was found guilty in several criminal cases in the US, including one instance involving identity theft. The investigative report published by Bloomberg …


Mt Gox Founder Guilty of Data Manipulation, No Jail Time

Mt Gox Founder Guilty of Data Manipulation, No Jail Time

Mark Karpeles, former head of the collapsed bitcoin exchange M tGox, at one time the largest Bitcoin intermediary and the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange, has been convicted by a Japanese court. The Tokyo District Court sentenced Karparles to a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years for date manipulation for his role in the disappearance of 850,000 Bitcoins, …


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