Just recently, the crypto community discovered a bitcointalk.org forum user who signed a message from bitcoin block 1,018, and the signer associated the signature with an address first seen in 2022. Moreover, further investigation and evidence have tied block 1,018 to the now-deceased computer scientist Hal Finney’s bitcoin transactions. Two AddressBitcoinBTCConvictedFelonMartinMentionsMessageMysteriousNewsPaulPersonRouxSharedShkrelisigns Read More
Randall Crater was found guilty of peddling a cryptocurrency scam.
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Asa Saint Clair was convicted of wire fraud for devising an investment scheme that swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 60 victims.
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Indicted by the United States Department of Justice in a $2.4 billion Ponzi scheme, BitConnect founder Satish Kumbhani remains untraced following conviction.In a court filing on Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that the whereabouts of Kumbhani remains unknown. The SEC noted that Kumbhani’s last known location was in his BitcoinBitConnectCaseConvictedcryptoexchangeExchangesFounderFraudLocateSECUnable Read More
Late Friday afternoon, decentralized finance, or DeFi, investigator @zachxbt published a series of tweets accusing fraudster Omar Zaki of hiding behind the facade of 0xbrainjar, the anonymous head of product at Composable Finance.From last November to this February, Composable Finance raised over $167 million through seed funding, as well as AllegedlyComposableConvicteddoxedExecFinanceFraudsterOmarZaki Read More
Cohen-Pavon, a former attorney who joined London-based Celsius in September 2020, set up NNY Capital Ltd. on May 5, 2021 with Oved, who later transferred his shares to his wife, Liat Kurtz-Oved, the owner of an Israeli call center that ran the binary options website PlusOption.com, the online newspaper reported.
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The government of Sweden has found itself in the unusual situation of paying out around $1.5 million worth of Bitcoin to a drug dealer, whom they convicted and then jailed. Authorities are being forced to pay the man 33 BTC, after his illegally obtained bitcoin appreciated while behind bars.
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The Swedish government has found itself in the unforeseen situation of paying out around $1.5 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to a convicted — and then jailed — drug dealer.Two years ago, the man was convicted in a Swedish court for having illegally earned 36 Bitcoin through online drug sales. BitcoinConvictedDealerDrugGovtPaysSwedish Read More
36-year-old cryptocurrency specialist Virgil Griffith – who was recently arrested by American authorities for allegedly helping North Korea use blockchain technology in violation of US sanctions – has pleaded not guilty in court today.
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The once big-time computer programmer Maksim Zaslavskiy, who was known for his prominent role in the crypto industry, was charged for fraud in 2017 and recently convicted for operating an initial coin offering (ICO) scam. This is the very first time anyone is going in for conducting a fraudulent ICO AchievementConvictedFirstEverFraudsterICOMaksimZaslavskiy Read More