Category: Scams

Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites and Fake Profiles

Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites and Fake ProfilesIf you are new to the crypto space or if you are exploring new services and platforms, protection from scams and malicious websites should be a priority. Cryptonite is a useful browser extension that protects your private information and warns you in advance about risks to your crypto security. Also read: Get Real-Time and Historical […]

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Data Shows Ethereum is the ‘Cryptocurrency of Choice for Scams’

Data Shows Ethereum is the 'Cryptocurrency of Choice for Scams'Since the very early days, back when people learned how to create new cryptocurrencies or quickly build infrastructure models like digital asset trading platforms, many scams started to spawn frequently. According to the blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis, over the last two years fraud in the Ethereum ecosystem has run rampant and it’s been the “cryptocurrency […]

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The Crucible of Privacy: Why Decentralized Exchange Is the Only Way

Decentralization is a core principle of blockchain-based technology. It’s the most important and unique property of the many cryptocurrencies that have launched since the birth of Bitcoin. Decentralization facilitates a move away from centralized control and differentiates crypto from government-backed fiat currencies. It is the crucible of security and privacy. So why, if this concept is […]

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Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last Year

144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last YearCoinopsy, a website that maintains an active catalog of “dead” cryptocurrencies, currently estimates that 264 altcoins failed to survive the 2018 bear market. Of the projects that did not survive to see 2019, more than half were launched in 2017 through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s […]

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The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO Regulations

The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO RegulationsIn this edition of The Daily, Belgium’s financial regulator has expanded its list of fraudulent platforms offering cryptocurrency investments, while UAE has announced it’s working on new ICO regulations. We also look at the plans for a common digital currency in the Eurasian Economic Union and Abkhazia’s intentions to regulate its growing crypto mining industry. […]

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Crypto Detectives Project Rates and Investigates Suspicious ICOs

Non-Profit Project Investigates and Rates Suspicious ICOsAn online platform created in Russia has set a noble goal of making the cryptocurrency industry safer for investors. The project investigates initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have raised suspicions and performs the due diligence for free. A report about each ICO is then published containing а summary of the findings and a conclusion about […]

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Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft Case

Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft CaseThe cybercrime unit of the Turkish police has detained 11 people suspected of hacking into emails, user accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. The operation was launched after law enforcement received a number of complaints from victims who lost digital cash.   Also read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates               Hackers Steal $80,000 Worth of […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Launches Investment Fund, Cointext Enters New Markets

The Daily: Coinbase Launches Investment Fund, Cointext Enters New MarketsIn this edition of The Daily, we look at Coinbase’s decision to create a new investment vehicle for institutions in partnership with asset manager Wilshire Phoenix. We also cover the expansion of bitcoin cash SMS wallet service Cointext into four new markets. Also, New Zealand’s financial regulator has issued a warning against a platform offering […]

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French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses

French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto BusinessesAMF, France’s financial regulator, has expanded its list of entities involved in fraudulent activities often related to cryptocurrency investments. The agency has added 21 new websites most of which have been luring French investors with offers to participate in token sales and digital assets trading. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite […]

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The Daily: China Escalates Crackdown, Russia Chases Shadows, UK Warns of Scams

The Daily: China Escalates Crackdown, Russia Chases Shadows, UK Warns of ScamsFollowing the closing of social media accounts of crypto news organizations and after forbidding hotels from hosting crypto-related events, China has turned its attention to banning payments to trading platforms based outside the country. We’ve covered the escalation of the crackdown in The Daily. Also, Russia’s Interior Ministry wants to introduce criminal liability for shadowy […]

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The Daily: Husbands Blackmailed for Bitcoin, Blockchain This and That

The Daily: Husbands Blackmailed for Bitcoin, Blockchain This and ThatScammers are threatening to reveal cheating husbands to their wives and asking for bitcoin ransom – check the details in this edition of The Daily. A porn streaming website now rewards its users with tokens, and hair sprays are sold for BTC and BCH. Also, find out what Brits think about blockchain and learn about […]

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