Crime

OneCoin Founder’s Brother Faces 90-Year Jail Term After Plea Deal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a plea deal with Konstantin Ignatov for his involvement in OneCoin Ltd., a cryptocurrency…

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Iran Offers Bounty for Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

Iranian authorities are offering a bounty to anyone who exposes unauthorized mining operations in the country, Iranian news outlet PressTV…

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FBI Director: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Significant Issue’ for Law Enforcement

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray says cryptocurrency is a “significant issue” that is likely to become a “bigger…

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Silk Road Seller Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering $19 Million With Bitcoin

A former narcotics trafficker pled guilty to charges that he laundered $19 million in profit through Silk Road. Prosecutors with…

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian authorities are seeking legal means to confiscate virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies as they already can with more traditional…

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North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Cash: UN

North Korea has been using a Hong Kong-based blockchain company to launder money, according to a quarterly report from the…

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ATM Coin Founders Ordered to Pay $4.25 Million for Fraud

In a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission-led case, a U.S. court has fined another cryptocurrency investment scheme for fraud and…

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Bittrex Target of Latest $1 Million Crypto SIM Hack Lawsuit

Crypto exchange Bittrex is being sued over a SIM swap that netted criminals 100 bitcoin, currently worth nearly $1 million.…

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Reggie Middleton Reaches $9.5 Million SEC Settlement Over ICO Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it has reached a settlement with Reggie Middleton, organizer of the fraught $14.8…

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Chinese Official Warns Libra Could Abet Illegal Cross-Border Transfers

Libra must abide by international foreign exchange regulations or “it should be banned,” a senior Chinese regulator said Monday. Sun…

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