Nigeria Finds Bitcoin is a Way to Hedge Against its Naira

The scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made… Continue Reading

ICOs Have Become a Parody of Themselves

Watchdog ICOs exit scamming; ERC20 token wallets getting emptied via smart contract bugs; people dying in token sale publicity stunts: the world of ICOs has become so bizarre it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s satire. As a glimpse… Continue Reading

China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

A Chinese government-backed industry organization has published a report on fake cryptocurrencies. As of April, its monitoring platform has found 421 fake cryptocurrencies, 60% of which are deployed overseas. The Committee has also outlined major red flags of these cryptocurrencies.… Continue Reading

Indian Ponzi Scheme-Funded Cryptocurrency Mine Raided by Police

Indian police have raided a cryptocurrency mining operation whose establishment was funded by a nearly $15 million USD ponzi scheme. Police seized hundreds of mining cards. Also Read: Another Indian Company Challenges Ban on Crypto Banking  Ponzi-Financed Ethereum Mine Raided in… Continue Reading

Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

On Monday April 16, the Philippines opposition senator Leila M. de Lima asked her fellow bureaucrats to push the passage of the cryptocurrency bills she helped frame. The proposed bills aim to introduce a harsher penalty towards criminals who use… Continue Reading

South Korean Exchange Paying Users to Report Illegal Crypto Schemes

The Kakao-backed cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has launched a system to reward users for identifying fraudulent multi-level schemes related to cryptocurrencies. The exchange has already identified and reported 20 such schemes to the police. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for… Continue Reading

US Court Shuts Down Promoters of Three Deceptive Crypto Schemes

A U.S. federal court has placed a restraining order on and frozen the assets of four alleged promoters of deceptive schemes involving cryptocurrencies at the request of the country’s Federal Trade Commission. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business… Continue Reading

Regulatory Loophole Helps Startups in India Accept Bitcoin Without Breaking the Law

Some businesses in India believe that they have found a loophole in the finance minister’s speech that sought to clamp down on the use of cryptocurrencies. While this loophole may allow startups to accept bitcoin without breaking the law, experts… Continue Reading

Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect

Pewdiepie may be late to the Bitconnect bashing party, but he’s made up for it in a searing 15-minute sketch. “Finally I can quit making Youtube videos, this is the answer BITCONEEEEEECT!” the world’s most popular Youtuber cries to his… Continue Reading

If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault

Scammers are a dastardly, low down bunch. Preying on the gullible, extorting the vulnerable, and hoodwinking the hoodwinkable with their promise of free bitcoin if you send a little first and daily interest on your Bitconnect loan. It’s an indisputable… Continue Reading