Category Archives: fraud

SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Crypto Petro Competes With Bolivar

As of Monday, the Venezuelan cryptocurrency, the Petro, became the “mandatory accounting unit” of the state oil company PDVSA. And that’s just in time, since the fiat currency of the country, the Bolivar, is now being used as toilet paper … Continue reading

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Criminals Use U.S. Based Crypto Exchange

A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that nearly $90 million in criminal proceeds have flowed through supposedly anonymous cryptocurrency exchanges since 2016, allowing the money men to launder their ill-gotten gains. The WSJ calls out one such exchange run … Continue reading

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Crypto Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Alternative Treatments Can Lead To Faster Death

Steve Jobs was a smart guy until it came to his cancer. Now, it appears that others are following his lead by crowdfunding for “alternative” treatments , like coffee enemas, for their illness. A study shows that “In just the … Continue reading

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Terrorist Crowdfunding

Like everything else, crowdfunding has a dark side. Terrorists use a platform found on Tor (the dark web) to raise money for weapons, pickup trucks, gun accessories like silencers and even paying for your favorite mujahideen to go to combat … Continue reading

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Court Says Securities Fraud Case on Cryptocurrency Can Move Forward

More to come as Judge Raymond Dearie in the Eastern District of New York Federal court has ruled that securities law fraud cases can be brought against promoters of cryptocurrencies. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s case can move … Continue reading

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