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Ethereum Dev Arrested After Speaking at North Korea Crypto Conference

Virgil Griffith, a developer who currently works with the Ethereum Foundation, has been arrested upon arrival in the US after speaking at the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in North Korea in April. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday that Griffith had been

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American Citizen Arrested For Educating North Korea On Blockchain And Crypto

Today United States prosecutors announced the arrest of Virgil Griffith, who allegedly traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to deliver a presentation on how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to circumvent sanctions.According to the November 29 announcement, the 36-year-old Griffith was arrested at the Los

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Office of Chinese Crypto Exchange BISS Closed, Staff Members Arrested

Chinese authorities shut down local cryptocurrency exchange BISS and arrested 10 people suspected of being involved in its operations.Local media Sohu reported on the actions undertaken by Chinese authorities on Nov. 22. However, the date at which the event itself took place is unclear.The same day, founding partner of

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Two US Men Arrested For Stealing Social Media Accounts and Crypto via SIM Swapping

The United States Department of Justice has arrested and charged two Massachusetts men for allegedly taking over victims’ social media accounts and stealing cryptocurrency.According to the announcement on Nov. 14, the two — Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington — were charged with one count of conspiracy, eight counts of

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Australian Man Arrested for Unregistered Crypto Transactions

Australian law enforcement arrested an unnamed 38-year-old Australian man for performing unregistered cryptocurrency transactions. The police department of Victoria announced on Nov. 12 that the man has been arrested at his address in the town of Cairnlea. The joint report from the Victoria Police and Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis

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CEO of Chinese Mining Firm MicroBT Is Arrested After Bitmain’s Infringement Allegations

China’s Shenzhen Police has arrested Zuoxing Yang, known as the CEO and founder of MicroBT, a Bitcoin(BTC)trade mining equipment manufacturer based in China. According to the city police, Mr. Yang has been held to assist the investigators regarding a dispute between MicroBT and Bitmain in which the latter accuses the

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Head of Crypto Capital Arrested in Connection with Money Laundering

Ivan Manuel Molina Lee, the president of controversial Panama-based payments processor Crypto Capital tied to Bitfinex and other major cryptocurrency exchanges, was arrested by Polish authorities.According to local news outlet wPolityce’s report published on Oct. 24, he is suspected of money laundering and being involved in an international drug

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Suspects of the EtherDelta 2017 Crypto Heist Arrested and Indicted

The crypto community was brought down to its knees in late 2017 when a massive crypto heist was performed on a then-presumed unhackable crypto exchange platform, EtherDelta.Thankfully, two suspects were captured in relation to the case. The suspects, Anthony Tyler Nashatka and Elliot Gunton, allegedly carried out the crypto heist

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Australian Authorities Arrested 21-Year-Old for Crypto Fraud and Money Laundering

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested a 21-year-old Melbourne-based woman for her association in a crypto fraud and identity theft operation run by a group of scammers.If found guilty, she will be charged with a wide range of criminal offenses. The fraudsters

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