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Chinese Investors File Lawsuit Against US-Based Alleged Crypto Fraudster Who Promised $200,000 Profits per Day

A group of Chinese investors has filed a lawsuit against an alleged crypto fraudster based in New York, United States, who ran a Wechat group where he handled the scheme. The scammer reportedly promoted the bogus investment opportunity by promising earnings of...

Samsung Adds Support for Hardware Wallets on Galaxy Smartphones

Galaxy owners will be able to connect hardware wallets to their smartphones and transfer coins to the built-in wallet that comes with most devices in the popular lineup. Samsung says that makes it easier for users to access their cryptocurrency and make transactions....

The Fear Factor: A Volatility Index for Crypto Arrives

As Coti ramps up efforts to bring a decentralized fear index to crypto, it has enlisted the help of Professor Dan Galai, one of the pioneering brains behind the Cboe Market Volatility Index (VIX), to help the organization develop a crypto-oriented version. VIX...

Liberian Central Bank Asks Local Crypto Startup to Drop its Plan to Launch a Digital Asset

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has warned against a local crypto startup’s plan to proceed with the introduction of a digital financial product without adhering to the required regulation. According to the CBL, this act will not only be illegal but this will likely...

Bank of Korea to Monitor Crypto Transactions Using Financial Records

South Korea’s monetary policy regulator, Bank of Korea, plans to obtain documents from financial institutions to track crypto transactions involving bank accounts. Cryptocurrency prices fluctuate independently from the real economy, the bank says, adding that market...

Ciphertrace Report Shows Crypto Crime Moving to Defi

Ciphertrace, a blockchain analytics company, has announced that crypto-related crimes have moved to the realm of decentralized finance (defi) apps and protocols. Now, the impact these hacks and exploits represent is way bigger than the one classic hacks to centralized...

Low Energy Proof-of-Work: Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Wants to Change Network’s Algorithm

The most topical conversation in the world of cryptocurrencies right now is the effects of bitcoin mining on the global environment after Elon Musk heated up the conversation. Following the recent Tesla announcement, the cofounder of Siphox and Powx, Michael...

Bitcoin Mining Operation Greenidge Generation Plans to Be Carbon Neutral Next Month

On Friday, the bitcoin mining operation Greenidge Generation has announced that starting June 1st, the firm will be “carbon neutral” for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Greenidge’s announcement follows the recent statements from Tesla and Square after the companies cited...

Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid $5M Worth in Crypto to Ransomware Gang, Restarts Services

The global oil market was shaken by news from the United States as a ransomware attack hit the largest oil infrastructure operation in the country. A recent report claims hackers asked Colonial Pipeline to pay for an undisclosed amount in ransom to unlock the firm’s...

Lawsuit Claims Onecoin’s ‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova Holds 230,000 Bitcoin

One of the ringleaders of the largest crypto Ponzi schemes, Onecoin’s Ruja Ignatova, otherwise known as the “Cryptoqueen,” allegedly owns 230,000 bitcoin worth over $11 billion today. Court documents filed by victims of the Onecoin scheme indicate that she received...

Coinbase to List Dogecoin in 6-8 Weeks, CEO Reveals

Coinbase will be listing dogecoin in the next six to eight weeks, the company’s CEO has revealed. Interest in the meme cryptocurrency has spiked, touted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who calls himself the Dogefather. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said during the company’s...

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