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Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Confirms It Was Hacked, $62 Million In Bitcoin Stolen

Update: as @MillionsBitcoin points out…. NiceHash wondering where your stolen bitcoins are? Here they are4736 $btc stolen$usd Value: 62,729,994#bitcoin #BTC #NiceHash #bitcoinmining #Hacked pic.twitter.com/1Ajh7lDAo0 — Bitcoin Millionaire (@MillionsBitcoin) December 6, 2017 … the total amount of bitcoins stolen from Nice Hash is 4736, or just over $62 million, and they have ended up at the […]

As Bitcoin Nears $8000, American Investors Plan To ‘HODL’ Until It Hits $196,000

Overnight saw the price of Bitcoin surge to $7997 following Zimbabwe chaos and defaults in Venezuela, rebounding from 'the world is ending' $5555 last weekend. However, if American investors are to be believed, the cryptocurrency has a long way to go before they are selling… As CoinTelegraph reports, a new survey among Americans indicates that […]

Twice burned — how Mt. Gox’s bitcoin customers could lose again

gata.org / By Alexandra Harney and Steve Stecklow Via Reuters / November 16, 2017 TOKYO — When Mt. Gox, the world’s largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency and cash. More than three years later, with the […]

The World’s Largest ICO Is Imploding After Just 3 Months

Earlier this summer, Tezos smashed existing sales records in the white-hot IPO market after the company’s pitch to build a better blockchain for cryptocurrencies made it one of the buzziest ICOs in the world. As we noted at the time, the company capitalized on that buzz by courting VC firms and other institutional investors with […]

Myths About Bitcoin That Must Die

Authored by Marcuss via ValueWalk.com, If you know anyone who spent some time in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s (or if you did), ask him or her about Life cereal, Mikey, and pop rocks. You may get a look of bewilderment. Or, you may get a knowing chuckle and an “Oh yeah, […]

The “Wolf Of Wall Street” Says Jamie Dimon Is Right About Bitcoin

The guy who made tens of millions of dollars misleading American retirees into buying worthless pink sheet stocks says he agrees with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon’s comment that bitcoin is “a fraud.” Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” […]

Mysterious Trader With “Nearly Unlimited Bankroll” Said To Manipulate, Dominate Price Of Bitcoin

It was over three years ago, back in May 2014, when we wrote “How Bots Manipulated The Price Of Bitcoin Through “Massive Fraudulent Trading Activity” At MtGox” in which we first demonstrated one of the more striking observed “bot-driven” bitcoin manipulation schemes, in this case related to the infamous collapse of the now defunct Mt.Gox […]

BTC-E Says It Will Return Customers’ Bitcoins After Being Shut Down By DOJ

In what would be a surprising achievement, after the US government seized the site's domain, BTC-e announced that it has somehow retained access to customer wallets and deposits nearly two weeks after the site was taken down by a collaboration between US and European authorities. The announcement was published on a bitcoin forum account long […]

Greece Arrests Russian “Mastermind” Behind $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

Greek authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through transactions in bitcoins. Reuters reports, a US jury indicted the man on Wednesday over the scheme which involved crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking. KeepTalkingGreece reports […]

Mt. Gox Chief Denies Stealing $500 Million In Bitcoin As Trial Starts

Two-and-a-half years after the collapse of Mt. Gox ushered in a multi-year bear market in the world of digital currencies, the trial of former Gox chief executive officer Mark Karpeles began Tuesday in Tokyo.  Karpeles pleaded “not guilty” to charges of embezzlement and fraud stemming from the collapse of what was once the world’s most-active […]