Saturday, January 19, 2019

NZ Exchange Cryptopia Reports Hack With ‘Significant Losses’

New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after detecting a major hack that has reportedly “resulted in significant losses,” according to a tweet posted today, Jan. 15.The...

Spanish Securities Regulator Adds 23 Forex and Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Warning List

The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has added 23 unauthorized forex and cryptocurrency entities to its warning list on Jan. 14.Among the companies added to the list is...

Maltese Celebrities Notify Police After False Report of Involvement in Crypto Investment Scheme

A Maltese actor and two hosts of a local TV show have notified the police after a false report that they are involved in a Bitcoin investment scheme called...

Two Alleged Ethereum ‘Scam Forks’ Appropriating Users’ Private Keys, Report Finds

Altcoins Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem their allegedly forked coins. The suspected scam was covered...

Founder of Romanian Crypto Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to US on Multiple Allegations

Nistor Vlad Călin, the founder of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux, will be extradited to the United States, local media company Mediafax reports Jan. 4.As Cointelegraph reported in December, Călin...

Fake News Site Promotes Bitcoin With Image of Ex-New Zealand PM

An alleged fake news website released a crypto-related article employing the image of former New Zealand prime minister John Key, local media outlet Stuff reported Jan. 5.The ad reportedly...

Fake News Site Promotes Bitcoin With Image of Ex-New Zealand PM

An alleged fake news website released a crypto-related article employing the image of former New Zealand prime minister John Key, local media outlet Stuff reported Jan. 5.The ad reportedly...

Founder of Romanian Crypto Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to US on Multiple Allegations

Nistor Vlad Călin, the founder of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux, will be extradited to the United States, local media company Mediafax reports Jan. 4.As Cointelegraph reported in December, Călin...

US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

A suspected scam which threatens to blow up buildings unless recipients pay a Bitcoin (BTC) ransom caught the attention of the United States’ government Dec. 13.The scam, which centers...

Russian Draft Bill Blocking Suspicious Financial Websites ‘Could’ Cover ‘Scam’ ICOs, Experts Note

A group of Russian members of parliament (MPs) has introduced a draft bill on blocking suspicious financial websites on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Russian crypto media outlet Forklog believes it...

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