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Bitcoin’s public image took another hit as the CEO and the CTO of the popular peer-to-peer exchange Paxful were arrested in South Beach on multiple weapons and drugs charges.
Rumour has long been that Homeland Security in the United States has been interested in Bitcoin’s role in the buying and selling of drugs and other illegal goods and services.
India is quickly becoming a hotbed of Bitcoin activity
Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader's closest aide George Cottrell is in custody in the US awaiting trial on 21 charges including attempted extortion, money laundering and fraud.
A corrupt federal agent charged with theft while investigating the Silk Road case has been accused of stealing a further $700,000 in Bitcoin.
The British Commonwealth announced a new project to develop a Blockchain app to combat cross-border crime.
Long before the existence of cryptocurrencies, the virtual currency industry was plagued by the use of funds for terrorism, child pornography, and other forms of criminality.
The winding Silk Road criminal prosecution continues to make news as convicted Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has created a stir with the creation of a new identity.
Diamond, which is believed to be an online alias of an unknown corrupt FBI agent, has been threatening to kill Silk Road Architect Variety Jones and torture Ross Ulbricht’s mother and sister
Maximilian S. was an aspiring drug kingpin who ran an entire operation for two years out of his mother’s flat.
The family of billionaire Pearl Oriental Oil chairman Wong Yuk-Kwan paid Taiwanese kidnappers US$1.68 million in bitcoin after they threatened to “dig out the eyeballs or chop off the legs” of Yuk-Kwan.
Just days after a Hong Kong tycoon was kidnapped and held for millions of dollars in Bitcoin in ransom by criminals, the Financial Supervisory Commission Chairman of Taiwan has made a ruling. Bitcoin is now illegal within Taiwan.
On November 3, two robbers stole a Lamassu Bitcoin ATM at the Village Smoke Shop in Atlanta, Georgia, according to local news website Clatl.com.
Following Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road conviction, extraordinary details have emerged about two of the investigating federal agents charged with extortion, fraud, and theft of bitcoins from the marketplace.
Shaun Bridges, former US agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration plead guilty on August 31 to charges of wire fraud and money laundering.
Online banking fraud rocketed 48 % to £60.4 million in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).
Mark Karpeles has been under investigation by Japanese authorities since Febru-ary of 2014 and is soon expected to face charges of fraud at Mt. Gox.
Former US agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin reached a plea agreement with prosecutors; Anthony Watson has been made CEO at Bitreserve and more news
Two alleged operators of underground bitcoin exchange Coin.mx have been arrested at their homes in Florida by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last Tuesday.
Carl Mark Force IV, the “lead undercover agent” in the Silk Road case against Ross Ulbricht has pled guilty to money laundering, extortion while acting as a public official and obstruction of justice as part of a plea deal.
Carl Force who plead for for an agreement with prosecutors back in June is set to be sentenced on October 19, at the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
Drug Enforcement Administration agent, has been ordered to forfeit around US$500,000 in cash and bitcoin that he “confiscated” while investigating the Silk Road case.
An international crime expert has labeled London the center of international money laundering, saying the city's major banks disregard the anti-money laundering regulation that at the same time burdens FinTech startups.
What is “privacy”? Is there a right balance between privacy and mass surveillance? Does it matter, and if so, why? Are you a “bad” person if you want privacy?
A spokesman for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division told a Senate subcommittee hearing that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are vulnerable to organized crime.
Chinese exchange BTER loses up to US$1.75 million in cold wallet hack. Meanwhile, fiat banks may have lost over US$300 million in the last 15 months through hacking. Bitcoin Core updated to version 0.10.0 and much more news that happened on February 15.
Nowadays Bitcoin is almost everywhere. For example, China has about 50% of all Bitcoin accounts. In the USA Bitcoin is a subject of 2 hearings in the Senate.
In light of the Murray report released in November, the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) welcomes the several recommendations issued by the Financial Systems Inquiry, including broadening the types of entities that qualify for an Australian Financial Services License and have access to the Gover...
Russia’s proposal to ban Bitcoin is expected to pass in August, Ripple, Bitstamp and Jed McCaleb are involved in a US$1 million legal fight, and more top stories for April 3.
The website DNAinfo ran a story on January 13 about a murder in NYC with the headline “Bitcoin Trader Accused of Murder.”
In 2015, there has been no bigger story than the conviction and sentencing of Silk Road’s creator Ross Ulbricht to life in prison last month.
Japan does not want people buying drugs with Bitcoin – but it doesn’t want to regulate the currency either (not yet, anyway).
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