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Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous. The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers. The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Good Side of Crowdfunding

Like just about anything else (nuclear power?), crowdfunding can be used for good or bad. On the not-so-good side, is the crowdfunding campaign for Reflectacles, the eyewear that may appeal to “night cyclists or privacy minded people” or bank robbers. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Uncovers Murder Contradiction

A crowdfunding campaign is causing headaches for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ryan Katzenbach, who is trying to raise $200,000 for a film about the murder of showbiz publicist Ronnie Chasen, ┬áhas, using a freedom of information request, forced the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Security

That’s security, not securities…. The community of Lower Rockridge (a suburb of Oakland, CA) has used crowdfunding to hire an unarmed private security service to patrol their neighborhood. Residents, fed up with robberies near their subway station, raised over $20,000 … Continue reading

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