Category Archives: fraud

Terrorists Using Crypto-Currencies

“Donate anonymously with Cryptocurrency” and that’s the issue as the appeal is often coming from ISIS and other jihadists typically through the message app Telegram. Money laundering laws world wide have increasingly been focusing on “know your customer” and trying … Continue reading

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Petro Crypto-Currency Pre-sale Starts

What could be safer than a crypto-currency backed by a bunch of commodities that may still be in the ground and offered by an authoritarian government that is seeking to circumvent international sanctions? Welcome to the pre-sale of Venezuela’s Petro … Continue reading

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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker. Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … Continue reading

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Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Promises Discounted Refunds

More bad news for crypto-currencies as the Japanese exchange reported the largest hack in crypto history, >$500 million. But, the exchange, Coincheck has promised to pay its 260,000 customers for their losses out of its own pocket (but doesn’t know … Continue reading

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ICO Crowdfunds Promising No Value

If you bought Bitcoin at $20,000 a few weeks ago, yesterday’s close at $10,236 might have you feeling a bit blue. With a nod to PT Barnum, perhaps you should look at the UET, otherwise known as the Useless Ethereum … Continue reading

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