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‘Bitcoin Will Never Ditch You’ Ad Dominates Front Page of Major Hong Kong Newspaper The number of bitcoin ads appearing in major newspapers is growing. The front page of Apple Daily, a major newspaper in Hong Kong, featured a “Bitcoin will never ditch you” ad this week. Bitcoin ads also recently appeared in leading … …

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Testimony From Craig Wright’s Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

On June 30, a jury trial was scheduled for the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit on October 13. Now a recent filing from the plaintiffs notes that when Craig Wright’s ex-wife Lynn Wright recently testified, she revealed a number of interesting findings. Lawyers representing the Kleiman estate say her testimony brings the “infamous “Tulip Trust” …

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Judge Orders Trial in France for Alleged BTC Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Also awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a trial in France first. According to news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), a Paris judge has ordered the Russian national to stand trial for extortion, money laundering, criminal association, and fraudulently accessing and modifying data in data …

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The Onecoin Debacle: Indictments Unsealed, 2 Dead in Mexico, Story Gets ‘Darker’

The Onecoin fiasco is still making headlines these days as a number of alleged money laundering companies were exposed on July 25, two Onecoin leaders were recently killed in Mexico, and the British author Jamie Bartlett revealed a new “Missing Cryptoqueen” episode is coming soon. The Bulgaria-based Ponzi scheme Onecoin is making headlines again as …

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Stablecoin Issuers Be Warned: New York AG’s Arm Is Long

A New York State appeals court affirmed on July 9 that the state attorney general’s fraud investigation into iFinex et al. — i.e., iFinex, Bitfinex and Tether Holdings — could continue. Whether that probe will result in litigation against the company that issues Tether (USDT), the world’s most widely used stablecoin, is anyone’s guess, but …

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New Ruling Classifying Bitcoin as ‘Money’ Isn’t Anything Special

A recent Washington D.C. court case saw a man prosecuted on multiple counts for running a Bitcoin (BTC) tumbler — a method of hiding Bitcoin transactions. The court charged the defendant on three counts back in December 2019, including operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, as a July 24 court document revealed.   The document noted: …

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Police Thwart Dark Web Criminals Who Planned to Firebomb a Nebraskan Pharmacy

A dark web drug lord and a Nebraskan pharmacist pled guilty to federal charges on July 13 after both were accused of conspiring to bomb a competing business. According to the indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice, 32-year-old William Burgamy from Maryland was the alleged owner of an illegal pharmaceutical site called NeverPressedRX. The …

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Chinese Courts Use Blockchain for Property E-Sealing

Several courts in China have implemented blockchain technology as a way to secure properties with an electronic seal. The Executive Bureau of the People’s Court in Haidian District, Beijing, has reportedly deployed a blockchain-based electronic seal to secure a property in Chaoyang district. E-sealing system applies blockchain to protect the property By applying blockchain-powered e-sealing, …

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Russia to Reportedly Investigate an Allegedly Fraudulent TON Offering in UK

Shortly after lifting the country’s Telegram ban, Russian authorities began investigating potentially fraudulent offerings involving the company’s unlaunched token, Gram. The token was at one time meant to serve a new blockchain ecosystem known as the Telegram Open Network, or TON. Reports indicate that Russian prosecutors are set to investigate a British firm that allegedly …

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Bamboozled: Gavin Andresen Says He Could Have Been Fooled by Craig Wright, BSV Supporters Speak Out

Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are … read …

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