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Guess What? Bitcoin Transactions Are Traceable

For everyone who thought Bitcoin transactions were anonymous and untraceable, the wake up call came last Friday as the U.S. Justice Department traced hundreds of Russian #cryptocurrency transactions in its indictment of 12 Russian GRU officers. “The Conspirators facilitated bitcoin … Continue reading

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McCabe Crowdfunding His Defense After Trump Administration Firing

Recently fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose firing days before his retirement from Federal government service, will cut his pension, is crowdfunding his response to congressional inquiries, the  inspector general investigation, as well as “any potential lawsuits he might … Continue reading

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Arrested Hacker’s Friends Soon To Crowdfund

The friends of a  British computer programmer who was suddenly arrested in Las Vegas by the FBI will soon  be crowdfunding for his legal defense. NPR reports that Marcus Hutchins, thought to be the “white hat” hacker who found the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Causes SEC Deja Vu

One of the reasons that the SEC doesn’t like crowdfunding is because the sale of small company shares is just an extension (in its institutional instinctual memory) of the old penny stock – boiler room business. As a reminder of … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Crowdfunding

Every silver lining has a cloud, and apparently the crowdfunding phenomena has a very dark side as exposed by Forbes. There is apparently a number of anonymity network Tor-hidden crowdfunding sites asking for untraceable bitcoin donations that would be awarded … Continue reading

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The Power of the Crowd

The FBI has successfully identified the 2 Boston Marathon bombing suspects (at this hour one is dead and the other is the subject of a massive manhunt) through the use of crowdsourcing after posting their photographs on the internet.    … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing the Boston Bombing

The police and FBI in Boston are crowd-sourcing the investigation of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday and those who were at the Marathon are being asked to help. CNN reports that Rick DesLauriers, the special agent in … Continue reading

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