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Bitfinex Is Sending More Bitcoin to El Salvador

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced it will be donating approximately 36 bitcoin units as well as $600,000 in Tether funds to the Central American nation of El Salvador. The company says this is all part of its ongoing efforts to support the nation. El Salvador Is Getting BTC from Bitfinex El Salvador has long been a bitcoin-loving nation. The country was the first to declare bitcoin legal tender in September of last year, claiming it was doing so to...

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Bitfinex and Tether Donate 25 BTC to Aid El Salvadoran Families Hit by Gang Violence

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, in collaboration with USDT issuer Tether, recently launched a digital asset fund and donated over $1 million in bitcoin to assist families in El Salvador affected by the ongoing gang violence in the country. Crypto Relief Fund Initiative is Bootstrapped With 25 BTC Bitfinex chief technology officer (CTO) Paolo Ardoino revealed that the company teamed up with Tether to support El Salvadoran families who have been hit by the violence...

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Geld verdienen mit Bitcoin #1: Bitfinex Staking-Programm

Geld verdienen mit Bitcoin #1: Passives Einkommen Mit einem Gründungsjahr von 2012 zählt Bitfinex weltweit zu den ältesten und wichtigsten Kryptowährungsbörsen. Dank der langjährigen Erfahrung, konnte sie ihre starke Marktposition über die Jahre kontinuierlich ausbauen. Nach regelmäßigen Kursanstiegen in der letzten Zeit, ruft sie sich nun durch die Einführung eines eigenen Staking Reward Programms ins Leben. Dabei erhalten Kunden, die aktuell vier...

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Couple Arrested for Role in 2016 Bitfinex Crypto Hack

The Justice Department has arrested a couple in New York for their alleged participation in a crypto scam that occurred roughly six years ago. Ilya Lichtenstein – age 34 – and his wife Heather Morgan, age 31, have been charged with laundering funds garnered through a massive $3.6 billion cryptocurrency hack that targeted popular digital currency exchange Bitfinex in 2016. The Crypto Space Still Sees Its Fair Share of Hacks Cryptocurrency hacks and thievery in the world...

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The 120,000 Bitcoin Bitfinex Heist to be Turned into a Netflix Documentary

The world of cryptocurrencies, especially in its earlier years, had a reputation of being the playing ground of hackers and various malicious entities. And while this has changed to a huge degree in the past few years and the field received massive recognition and regulatory clarity, the ghosts of its past remain. One of the most infamous Bitcoin hacks took place back in 2016 when someone stole roughly 120,000 BTC from one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges – Bitfinex....

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Justice Department Recovers Bitfinex Hack Funds In Largest Ever Financial Seizure

The FBI has arrested a husband and wife in Manhattan for allegedly conspiring to launder swaths of Bitcoin connected to the 2016 Bitfinex exchange hack. According to Reuters, over $3.6 billion worth of the asset has already been recovered by law enforcement. The couple allegedly responsible is Ilya Lichtenstein (34) and Heather Morgan (31). They are accused of conspiring to launder 119,754 Bitcoin after an attacker stole them through over 20,000 unauthorized transactions at...

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Over 60,000 BTC Worth $2.4B Stolen in the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Just Moved

A large chunk of the bitcoins stolen from the infamous 2016 Bitfinex hack was moved by the hackers to an unknown wallet earlier today. Bitfinex 2016 Hacked Funds on the Move According to data from the live cryptocurrency transactions monitor Whale Alert, the hackers have moved over 64,000 BTC in 21 separate transactions. The first transfer was of 1 BTC, worth $38,750 at the time, perhaps as a test transaction. The hackers then made subsequent transfers of varying amounts. The...

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El Salvador to Build a Bitcoin City: Will Buy $500M More BTC

Just months after adopting BTC as legal tender, the small Central American country plans to create a Bitcoin City with the help of Blockstream and Bitfinex. Separately, the country said it will buy $500 million more of BTC. Bitcoin City in El Salvador The country made the news earlier this year by indicating that it will vote to accept the primary cryptocurrency as legal tender. Despite enhanced backlash from global organizations like the IMF, El Salvador’s authorities...

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Tether and Bitfinex Ordered to Pay $42.5 Million Fine by the CFTC

The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Tether and Bitfinex to pay fines worth $42.5 million. In a release from today, October 15th, Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, Tether Operations Limited, and Tether International Limited – all companies associated with the issuer of the largest stablecoin USDT, Tether, were ordered to pay a fine worth $41 million. This was issued by the CFTC on the grounds of “misleading statements and...

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Bitfinex Paid Over $23 Million in ETH Fees to Send $100K Worth of USDT

The cryptocurrency market never ceases to amaze. One of the most popular centralized exchanges – Bitfinex – spent over $23 million worth of fees to send $100K USDT using Ethereum’s network. In what seems to be the most expensive transaction made on Ethereum, Bitfinex, the well-known cryptocurrency exchange, paid over $23M worth of ETH. Interestingly enough, the transaction itself intended to send $100,000 worth of USDT. According to Etherscan, Bitfinex paid a grand total of...

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