Tag: Crime

Covering cryptocurrency crimes and the measures the community takes to prevent them.

cryptocurrency file sharing projects

Cryptocurrency-Based File Sharing: Three Anti-Piracy Incentive Models

Cryptocurrency-based file sharing is a big thing. TRON's efforts in this area are particularly notable: following its acquisition of BitTorrent, the company introduced token...
bitcoin hacks are declining bank says

Exchange Hacks Are On The Decline, Bank Says

Exchange hacks are the biggest threats to crypto holders, as Binance users were recently reminded. But digital thieves are finding fewer opportunities to steal...
elliptic data illicit transactions

Elliptic Releases Data On $6bn Of Bitcoin Transactions

If you're trying to launder money, don't use Bitcoin. Elliptic, a British company providing blockchain monitoring solutions for regulatory compliance, has teamed up with...
blockchain ledger is helping solve crime

Blockchain Ledgers Are Unlocking the Next Level of Forensics

Cryptocurrency gets a bad rap, and the media loves to associate virtual currencies with criminal activity. But an immutable ledger is actually more useful...
Fatuous Hypocrite Mnuchin Says Cash Isn’t Used For Money-Laundering

Fatuous Hypocrite: Mnuchin Says Cash Isn’t Used For Money-Laundering

Listening to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talk about money-laundering, cash, and Bitcoin, you come to one of two possible conclusions: Mnuchin does not know...
CoinGecko Exchange Hacks Are Increasingly Sophisticated

CoinGecko: Exchange Hacks Are Increasingly Sophisticated

A new report by cryptocurrency aggregator site CoinGecko suggests exchange hacks have become increasingly sophisticated in the first half of 2019. The report also...
Bitcoin Lays A Glorious Shining Trail Straight To Russian Intelligence

Bitcoin Lays A Glorious Shining Trail Straight To Russian Intelligence (ahem…)

Bitcoin transactions are not anonymous, and at least some Russian hackers are complete morons. Those are the two key takeaways from the Mueller Report...
Wash traders charge exchanges thousands for fake volume

Wash Traders Charge Exchanges Thousands For Fake Volume

Commercial wash traders regularly approach cryptocurrency exchanges with offers to artificially inflate their trading volumes, according to one co-founder. Ed Woodford, who runs Seed CX,...