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Bitcoin Investment Dispute Turns Violent: Husband Shoots Wife in 6-Hour Standoff

A dispute over Bitcoin investments took a tragic turn when a 35-year-old husband, Kritsada, shot his 31-year-old wife, Pitsamai, leading to a six-hour standoff with the police. The incident unfolded in the Uthai district of Ayutthaya province. Husband’s Bitcoin Loss Leads to Tragedy The incident began when Kritsada, agitated by a loss of 700,000 baht (around $19,500) in Bitcoin investments, confronted his wife, leading to a dispute. The tension escalated to a point where...

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Why Anthony Scarmucci Is Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Bear Market

Though Bitcoin (BTC) continues to trade well below its 2021 November 2021 highs, Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital and former White House communications chief, remains steadfastly bullish on the asset. Speaking at the Messari Mainnet conference in New York, Scaramucci expressed confidence that the worst of the bear market is now behind us. Why Bitcoin Goes Up From Here: Scaramucci During a fireside chat titled “Why I’m still bullish,” Scaramucci encouraged...

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FTX Seeks to Recover Over $157M Fraudulently Taken by Ex-Employees of Hong Kong Affiliate

Bankrupt crypto exchange FTX has filed a lawsuit against the former employees of its Hong Kong affiliate Salameda, seeking to recover more than $157 million fraudulently taken by them. According to a filing with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the defendants leveraged their connections to FTX employees and skipped a long line of pending withdrawal requests to retrieve millions in crypto assets from their accounts before the exchange filed for...

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Binance Hot Wallet Spends $840k Worth of Ether in Gas Fees: Data

Binance has seen immense activity on one of its Ethereum hot wallets in recent weeks. However, things got heated up on September 21st as a result of high on-chain activity by the Binance 14 wallet. The hot wallet, in question, spent an astonishing 530 Ether in gas fees, worth around $840k, in a span of just 24 hours. High Gas Fees Data from Dune Analytics’ dashboard suggested that the address processed 146,582 transactions during the same period. As a result, the gas fees on...

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On-Chain Analytics Platform Nansen Warns of Security Compromise, 7% of Users Affected

Nansen, a prominent on-chain analytics platform, has issued a security warning to its users following a security breach originating from a third-party vendor. The security compromise allowed hackers to steal password hashes of Nansen users, prompting an immediate investigation. Nansen’s Users’ Password Hashes Compromised in Attack On Sept. 20, Nansen was alerted to a breach in the security defenses of one of its trusted third-party vendors. This breach granted unauthorized...

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DeFi Protocol Linear Finance Suffers Liquidity Drain in LUSD Token Attack

Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Linear Finance has fallen victim to an attack that resulted in the complete depletion of liquidity in its Linear USD (LUSD) token. Following the incident, Linear Finance’s team apologized to the community and implemented various safety measures. LUSD Price Collapses to Zero On Sept. 21, Linear Finance announced it had experienced a security breach, leading to the complete drainage of all LUSD liquidity on the PancakeSwap and Ascendex...

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Judge Approves DOJ’s Motion to Bar SBF’s Witnesses From Testifying

A United States judge has approved the Justice Department’s (DOJ) motion to bar all witnesses proposed by Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder and former CEO of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, from testifying at his upcoming trial. According to an order filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Lewis Kaplan excluded the testimonies of SBF’s proposed witnesses but denied the disgraced CEO’s motion to bar the DOJ’s witness. SBF’s...

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CBDC Anti-Surveillance Act Passes Out of Financial Services Committee

On Sept. 20, the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act passed out of the Financial Services Committee. Republican Senator Tom Emmer said it was, “A historical step in defending against an ever-expanding government surveillance state.” The House Majority Whip has been battling against Federal Reserve moves to develop a CBDC. The first anti-CBDC bill in the United States passed out of the Financial Services Committee today! A historical step in defending against an ever-expanding...

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Kraken User Falls Victim to $4.5M USDT Loss in Phishing Scam

In yet another successful phishing scheme, an unsuspecting user suffered a multimillion-dollar loss in Tether. Etherscan data revealed that $4.46 million worth of Tether (USDT) was siphoned from an unsuspecting Kraken wallet user. The stolen funds were subsequently transferred to an address concluding with “ACa7.” Another Successful Phishing Attack Details are thin about how the scam was executed, however, prominent blockchain security company PeckShield flagged the address...

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Tether Announces Strategic Investment Into European AI Firm

Stablecoin giant Tether has announced a strategic investment in German-listed Bitcoin miner Northern Data Group (ETR: NB2), which the former says will be “the biggest independent AI Player in Europe.” The investment follows previous attempts from Tether to expand beyond fintech, and continues a growing trend of crypto firms diversifying into artificial intelligence. Tether’s Big AI Play Per Tether’s statement on Thursday, the company said that Northern Data’s commitment to...

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