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Bitgo Chosen to Manage Seized Cryptocurrencies for the US Marshals Service

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The U.S. Marshals Service has published a contract showing the crypto custodian Bitgo has been chosen to manage law enforcement’s seized bitcoin acquired through criminal forfeiture. The contracted deal is $4.5 million for the storage, maintenance, and disposal of cryptocurrencies according to documents released on Wednesday.</strong> USMS Pens a Deal With Bitgo …

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Report Claims the FBI Uses Bitcoin Mixers During BTC Forfeiture Processing

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Over the last eight years, U.S. law enforcement has seized a great number of bitcoins and at one time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held one of the largest bitcoin wallets after the Silk Road takedown. A recently published report shows the FBI has started using cryptocurrency mixing applications in recent …

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John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case.</strong> McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court …

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John McAfee Indicted by DOJ Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Tech entrepreneur and former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on money laundering and fraud charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI unsealed the indictment charging McAfee and his associate Jimmy Watson with securities fraud.</strong> John …

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Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Weeks ago, U.S. and European officials seized some of the web portal’s servers tied to Joker’s Stash site, but were unable to …

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DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email

Enlarge Gregory Varnum The US Justice Department has become the latest federal agency to say its network was breached in a long and wide-ranging hack campaign that’s believed to have been backed by the Russian government. In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said that the breach wasn’t discovered until December …

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BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

In October, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed enforcement actions against the entities and individuals that own and operate the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a trading platform for cryptocurrency derivatives.  The CFTC alleges that since 2014 BitMEX has operated an unregistered trading platform and violated CFTC regulations …

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Chainalysis Launches Program to Store and Sell Seized Crypto Assets for Governments

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/422919″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery-new-bn-2.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>The blockchain intelligence and surveillance company Chainalysis revealed the launch of a new program that aims to help governments and insolvency practitioners sell seized cryptocurrencies. The news follows the recent U.S. government seizure of more than 69,000 <a …

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Federal Reserve Staff Sluiced Wall Street Bankers With Trillions From the Comfort of Their Mansions

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/398623″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery_major_1456x360_bch.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><b>While American citizens wait for bureaucrats to pass a new coronavirus relief package, the Federal Reserve has continued to serve corporate interests and the banking cartel. Behind the curtains from the comfort of their own mansions, members of …

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Court Filing Accuses Bitmex Cofounders of ‘Looting’ $440 Million Before the Fed Crackdown

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/411174″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/daw_1456x360-2.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>A civil lawsuit has been filed against the firm HDR Global Trading Limited, the parent company of the exchange Bitmex, alongside the three cofounders Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed. Plaintiffs allege “the defendants’ Hayes, Delo, and …

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