The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as ‘Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving’

The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as 'Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving'The number of stolen bitcoins that were publicly reported in 2020 dropped to 4,472 coins or 0.02% of the digital asset’s circulating supply. This new figure represents a 92% drop from the 56,870 reported in 2019. When using current bitcoin prices, the 2020 thefts caused losses that are equivalent to $140 million versus the 2019 […]

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Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity

Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin's Supply Shows the Digital Asset's Unique ScarcityThe Bitcoin network has recently crossed over the 18.5 million mark, as far as the number of bitcoins currently minted into circulation. However, even though over 18 million coins have been minted to-date there’s a number of different elements that affect the distribution of all the coins in existence. Elements that affect bitcoin distribution include […]

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The Tell Tale Signs of a Scam Crypto Website: Bitcoin-Up.Live

From late March 2020, when the global pandemic Covid-19 paralysed many economies, the appeal of cryptocurrencies has grown. Several statistics show increased interest from downloaded wallet apps to peer-to-peer traded volumes. In many ways, this interest in bitcoin and altcoins is evidence that the policies of central banks are failing. Many professional investors, as well […]

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6 Members of the Multi-Billion Dollar Plustoken Scam Charged With Fraud in China

Members of the Multi-Billion Dollar Plustoken Scam Charged With Fraud in ChinaFollowing the arrest of 109 accused members of the $6 billion Ponzi scheme called Plustoken, six alleged members of the team were prosecuted according to a court filing submitted on Monday. The prosecutors say the individuals are “suspected in organizing and leading criminal pyramid schemes.” The Plustoken scam was a large heist that managed to […]

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Chinese Police Take Down $6 Billion Plustoken Ponzi, Arrest 109 People

Chinese Police Take Down $6 Billion Plustoken International Ponzi, 109 People ArrestedChinese authorities have reportedly arrested 109 people in connection with the Plustoken Ponzi scheme. Twenty-seven of them are allegedly the scheme’s masterminds and 82 are key members. The Plustoken scammers have swindled funds worth about $5.7 billion from more than 2 million investors. Plustoken Scammers Arrested Under the command of China’s Ministry of Public Security, […]

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How Billion-Dollar Crypto Scams Lure Victims

How Billion-Dollar Crypto Scams Lure VictimsIn the past week, reports emerged that some key members of the Onecoin scam were found dead in Mexico. According to reports, the two Oscar Brito Ibarra and Ignacio Ibarra may have been kidnapped and murdered but the motives behind their murder is unclear. Onecoin is one of the biggest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes that creamed […]

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Crypto Scammers Steal $381 Million in 2020, While Twitter Hackers Direct Funds to Mixers

Cryptocurrency related scams have taken a total of $381 million from victims so far this year. This figure makes crypto scams the largest category of cryptocurrency-related crimes so far in 2020. Chainalysis data still shows current figures are well below those seen in 2019. In 2019, scams accounted for 74% of crypto-related crimes. The current […]

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20 Blockchain Surveillance Firms Monitor Crypto Networks, But Some Apps Show Inaccuracies

20 Blockchain Surveillance Firms Monitor Cryptos, But Some Apps Show InaccuraciesDuring the last few years, blockchain surveillance has increased a great deal and in the early days around 2013-14, there were only a handful of firms. Now there are more than 20 blockchain analysis companies that monitor addresses, transactions, and making sure addresses are AML/CFT compliant as well. The Rise of Blockchain Analysis Ventures In […]

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