Forth Arrest made as probe into India’s Money Trade Coin Scam, Intensifies

Indian police have reportedly arrested an associate of a group that’s accused of conducting a crypto scam involving 5 billion rupees which is equivalent to $71.6 million. This is according to an Indian English-language local publication known as the Indian…

Australian Authorities Freeze Assets Belonging to former Bit-connect Director, John Bigatton

The Australian securities and investments commission (ASIC), which is that country’s version of America’s Securities and Exchange Commission, has executed an asset freeze on Bitconnect’s John Bigatton. Bigatton who is a director and shareholder at Bitconnect has also been barred…

Sim Swapping Becomes the highest Concern of Anti-cybercrime Authorities

In the fight against crypto fraud, police in the United States consider “Sim swapping” top of their list of priorities. This is according to security news publication KrebsonSecurity. Santa Barbara police sergeant and supervisor of the REACT task force, Samy…

The US state forfeits $700,000 worth of crypto from dark web dealer “Oxymonster”

36 Year old Gal Vallerius as known as “Oxymonster” in the dark webs has been handed a 20-year prison sentence by US District Judge Robert Scola. Gal was handed this sentence after being involved heavily in the dark web drug…

Financial Action Task Force: Global cryptocurrency regulation framework to be out by June 2019

  The global watchdog for money laundering has announced that it will start publishing its first batch of cryptocurrency regulations by June next year. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said there is a great need to implement worldwide jurisdictions…

Japanese ‘expert meeting’ seeks to simplify tax payment for digital assets

Japanese Investigation Committee has commenced discussions aimed at improving the system by simplifying tax payment procedure for virtual currency holders. Reports by regional news outlet Sankei indicated that the committee, which also serves as the main advisory body for the…

“Crypto Nomad” Colin Powell Detained over the Bitconnect Scam

After the story of the defunct Bitconnect went public, the authorities have appeared to be following anyone associated with what was a popular crypto platform, Bitconnect. One of the people connected to Bitconnect who was also the entities promoter, Calen…

20 Year Old Charged with Stealing $5 Million worth of Crypto

California authorities have reportedly arrested a student who is suspected of stealing 5 million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin and also a few Altcoins through a scam technique known as “Sim jacking”. Tech news site Motherboard which reported the incident also…

Dubai Will Use the Blockchain to Disrupt Own Legal System

An international court dealing with civil and commercial hearings in the finance industry based in Dubai is planning to unveil what they have dubbed as the “court of the Blockchain” in order to streamline legal operations in the country. In…

Operation CryptoSweep: Canada, U.S initiates a major crackdown on crypto scams

An event hosted on Monday by the North America Security Administrators Association (NASAA) saw the much-anticipated crackdown on cryptocurrency scams put into effect. Dubbed “operation cryptosweep”, the operation is aimed at conducting a thorough scrutiny on dozens of potentially malicious…