Tag Archives: Crime

A Town in Illinois Just Announced It’s Holding a Bitcoin Sale
  A small town located outside of Chicago is about to sell some bitcoins. The village of Vernon Hills, Illinois, is currently in possession of roughly [...]
This Dark Market Wants to Pay You Bitcoin to Find Security Bugs
  Bug bounty hunters could make as much as 10 bitcoins identifying security problems at the popular dark marketplace Hansa. Taking a page from leading [...]
To Catch a Ransomer: How the FBI Chases Crime on the Blockchain
  FBI special agent Joseph Battaglia sits at a desk between a New York police detective and an employee of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Charged [...]
The FBI is Worried Criminals Might Use the Private Cryptocurrency Monero
  The privacy-focused digital currency monero has captured the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which has expressed concerns [...]
Bitcoin ATMs Are Being Attacked With Hammers in the US Midwest
  At least three people have been accused of smashing dozens of bitcoin ATMs in the the Midwestern US. According to court documents filed in the US [...]
Ensuring Bitcoin Fungibility in 2017 (And Beyond)
  David Vorick is a Bitcoin Core developer, former IBM software developer and the co-founder of decentralized cloud storage platform Sia.  In this [...]
Hackers Steal Over $300k From One of Blockchain’s Biggest VCs
  A notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today, the latest target in a string of apparent social engineering attacks that have taken aim at [...]
Conman Pulls off a €400,000 P2P Bitcoin Transaction in Italy
  In an offline bitcoin trade gone wrong, two men who engaged in a peer-to-peer transaction to sell bitcoin have been duped by the buyer, a conman who [...]
The FBI is Investigating a $1.3 Million Bitcoin Theft
  The FBI is investigating a report filed by an unnamed Bitfinex user alleging that funds were stolen from their account, CoinDesk has learned. [...]
Criminal Fails at Blackmail, Bitcoin Stereotypes Disproven
  A chemist threatened to kill supermarket shoppers with cyanide he bought on the dark web with bitcoins in a £2 million blackmail attempt. He’s [...]