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Blockchain Bites: Bitmain’s $4B Valuation, Cambodia’s CBDC and BTC-e’s Bust

Bitcoin is one of the only sources of funding available for the “pirate” science site, Sci-Hub, which is quietly engaged in war against copyrights. Despite Bitcoin’s ability to disintermediate money from politics, a new quantum computer may eventually crack its code. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of

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Alleged Launderer of $4B in BTC Vinnik Charged in France After Extradition

French authorities have charged former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik.Bloomberg reported on Jan. 28 that Vinnik’s lawyers said that he will remain in France to face his charges following his recent extradition from Greece. According to an unspecified official at the prosecutor’s office,

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OneCoin Website Goes Offline as Net Closes in on $4B Ponzi Scheme

The website for cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme OneCoin has finally ceased operating, months after United States authorities indicted one of its founders for fraud.As MLM scam monitoring resource BehindMLM.com noted on Dec. 1, OneCoin.eu no longer returned a live result as of Nov. 30. “Legal investigation” offlines OneCoin.euUpon investigation, a representative

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Judge Approves Lead Counsel in $4B Class Action Suit Against OneCoin Crypto Ponzi Scheme

A New York’s federal judge has announced his decision of appointing Levi & Korsinsky and Silver Miller as the lead counselors of the $4 billion class action lawsuit against the cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme OneCoin, in which Donald Berdeaux was appointed as the lead plaintiff of the suit.The securities lawsuit alleges

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