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New Report Suggests Crypto Hacks Are Still Too High

When are all these cryptocurrency hacks and interferences going to stop?Hacks Are Not Going Away Anytime SoonIt’s a question that’s probably on every enthusiast’s mind. How can crypto gain mainstream or legitimate status if malicious actors continue to dominate the space? It’s not fair, it’s not right, and thus far, it’s not stoppable.This is the bottom line that has every trader worried. Crypto hacks, for the most part, appear unbeatable to one extent or another. Despite the advancements...

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Alexander Vinnik Has Been Extradited to France

Alexander Vinnik has been charged with money laundering and extortion by French authorities.Vinnik Will Spend More Time Behind BarsVinnik is believed to have laundered as much as $4 billion worth of bitcoin through a now defunct cryptocurrency exchange known as e-BTC. He was later arrested in 2017 while vacationing in Greece with his family per the requests of legislators in the United States. At that time, Vinnik was facing charges in both the U.S. and Russia.At 39 years of age, Vinnik has...

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QuadrigaCX Creditors’ Claims Attract an Investor

QuadrigaCX creditors’ claims have caught the eye of Argo partners. Argo Partners is a New York investment firm whose niche includes creditor’s claims, bankruptcies, insurance liquidations among others. Sources indicate that the investment firm is already communicating with impatient creditors. Ernst & Young that is the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee is still sorting things out. The death of Gerald Cotten in India has complicated things further.Zeeshan Aziz who is the co-manager for...

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The 2010s: A Review of the “Bitcoin Decade”

As 2019 finally comes to an end, we close out not just a single year, but a rather wild decade. Starting tomorrow, the 2020s will come roaring in, ready to spread joy throughout the land of bitcoin and its altcoin counterparts. Let’s look back at some of the biggest stories to occur surrounding cryptocurrency over the past ten years and how they’ll influence the coming months.The Development of BitcoinWhile bitcoin wasn’t necessarily born in the 2010s (the whitepaper supporting its creation...

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BTC-e Admin Alexander Vinnik Is Going to the United States, Not France

Alexander Vinnik is a former BTC-e administrator and fraudster. BTC-e exchange was laundering billions since 2015 and Vinnik’s arrest happened after the U.S. court order. Some facts point that he has connections with the Mt. Gox hack and Russian special service agents.Vinnik Lost FSB Protection in Complicated CaseGreece is preparing for the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to the United States. Local cops arrested him during rest at one of the VIP private resorts. The U.S. officials and a...

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Limited Edition Bitcoin Watch Beckons Mt. Gox Remnants

Social media entertainer Supercar Blondie has revealed a limited edition bitcoin watch linked to a Mt. Gox wallet.An investigative Redditor followed the clues and wonders whether the owner, possibly a member of the royal family, is linked to the Mt. Gox scandal.This wallet has a cool $17.7 million stored in it.Popular social media entertainer Alex Hirschi may have opened a whole new can of worms on Monday after she revealed a high-profile bitcoin wallet on Twitter. The catch? This is no...

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Jed McCaleb Discusses His Long Crypto Journey

Jed McCaleb is the co-founder and CTO of Stellar, a top 20 cryptocurrency and primary competitor to bitcoin. In a recent interview, McCaleb explains how he got his start in the crypto industry, and what it was about the space that attracted him.MCCaleb: I was Interested in BTC Because It Was a DisruptorMcCaleb comments that he’s fond of crypto in that it works to defy and disrupt traditional finance, which he says doesn’t always work for everyone. Describing his feelings when he first found...

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Lagarde and Cryptocurrency: Slowly but Surely?

Photo: Wikimedia CommonsI have big hopes for Christine Lagarde following her appointment as the new head of the European Central Bank. And here’s why (Warning: libertarian crypto enthusiasts should look away now).A company I co-founded held Bitcoin in the now-infamous Mt. Gox exchange. You may remember that back in 2013-14 it was the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange handling over 70% of all transactions worldwide. But in February 2014 things went horribly wrong as Mt. Gox suspended trading...

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Is the Nash Exchange Invulnerable to Cyberattacks?

Is it possible to create a cryptocurrency exchange that is in no way vulnerable to hackers? According to the creators of Nash, that’s exactly what’s been done.Nash: A New Kind of Trading Platform?New technology has emerged that makes bitcoin more programmable. Thus, traders do not need to hand over control of their assets until the final moments of a transaction. Nash, a new cryptocurrency trading platform, is utilizing this technology to ensure all its customers’ financial data and digital...

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Russian ZP Legal Claims They Can Recover Mt. Gox’s $2 Billion Lost in Bitcoin Hack

Moscow-based law firm Zheleznikov and Partners (ZP Legal) claims has put forward a proposal on how to recover up to 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) stolen from the Japanese exchange Mt. Gox. The solution implies taking legal action against Russian nationals who received the stolen money.Mt. Gox HackMt. Gox was a Japanese Bitcoin exchange launched in July 2010. By 2013, Mt. Gox was handling over 70% of all Bitcoin transactions worldwide, as the largest bitcoin intermediary and the world’s leading...

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