Many may remember McAfee for being unapologetically outspoken for his thoughts on government overreach and for being a unique character in the crypto space.
Crimes that are made within cryptocurrency and related spheres are usually defined as cryptocurrency crimes. The legal status of digital currencies is not clear enough and governments all over the world are searching for a way to regulate operations in the cryptosphere. That is why most of the crimes cannot be forecasted or punished properly. The most common crypto-crime until the end of 2017 has been in relation to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), which were conducted by frauds and by stealing money from electronic wallets and storages through hacking or fraudulently-obtained information. Besides that, a lot of users’ money was stolen when using unverified exchanges and making transactions through suspicious services. Also, people lost money by joining financial cryptocurrency pyramids.
McAfee's lawyers will have the opportunity to appeal the court’s decision and local lawmakers will need to approve it before he can be extradited.3060
Brian Nelson said he would push for implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, "including new regulations around cryptocurrency."8178
Government officials did not specify the exact method used to seize the funds from the ransomware group.29102
The U.S. president has rarely made public statements on crypto and blockchain, though officials in his administration are reportedly reviewing current regulations.27656
Iranian cyber police allegedly seized control of Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi’s Twitter account.16617
The arrested siblings of the missing Thodex CEO reportedly own millions of dollars worth of crypto.11104
A Swedish-Russian citizen has been charged with operating a multi-million Bitcoin laundering service after authorities traced his crypto transactions from 2011.17266
South Korea’s top financial regulator established dedicated crypto investigation teams across the country last week.7664
Hong Kong Customs intercepted a large volume of pricey exotic foods, cosmetics and dedicated cryptocurrency mining GPUs in its latest successful anti-smuggling action.3834
The SEC has taken action against a Californian man for fraudulently offering insider stock trading tips on a darknet marketplace.10310
Lawyers for the former CEO of crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX are proposing Hayes’ voluntary appearance on April 6, with his potential release on bail subject to a $10 million personal recognizance bond.8297
U.S. Congress subcommittee says that bank reporting methods led to Capitol attack arrests but worries that Bitcoin might have helped fund the insurrection.8784
The wireless carrier is accused of failing to protect its customers from SIM swappers' lucrative heists.29955
The private sector invests enormous resources to help the government combat crypto crimes, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.9780