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Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations A group of Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election allegedly used bitcoin to fund their operations. In the just-released indictment, prosecutors assert that the 12 named …

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Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case

Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is wrapping up its case against CabbageTech owner and accused crypto-fraudster Patrick McDonnell – but the hearings in New York this week have been anything but simple. The U.S. regulator is seeking a …

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SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales

SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled with two Nevada men over charges that they illegally profited from sales of stock in a claimed blockchain company, according to an SEC release. The SEC originally alleged on July 2 that attorney T.J. …

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Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security

Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security Distributed ledger startup Ripple is facing another class-action lawsuit tied to the legal classification of the XRP cryptocurrency. A lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California (San Mateo County) claims that Ripple “created the XRP token and then used sales of the …

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International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime

International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that a new joint force of tax enforcement authorities will combat international and transnational tax crimes – including cybercrimes facilitated through cryptocurrencies. Tax enforcement agencies from the U.K., Australia, Canada and the Netherlands will …

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SEC Charges 2 In Illicit UBI Blockchain Stock Sale

SEC Charges 2 In Illicit UBI Blockchain Stock Sale The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two Nevada residents with illegally profiting off stock sales from a self-described blockchain startup. Attorney T.J. Jesky and business affairs manager Mark DeStefano allegedly made about $1.4 million in 10 days by selling …

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What we know about Maryland’s controversial facial recognition database – TechCrunch

What we know about Maryland’s controversial facial recognition database – TechCrunch When police had difficulty identifying the man who they believed opened fire on a newsroom in Maryland, killing five people, they turned to one of the most controversial yet potent tools in the state’s law enforcement arsenal. As the …

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How facial recognition software helped identify the Capital Gazette shooter

How facial recognition software helped identify the Capital Gazette shooter After capturing the Capital Gazette shooting suspect, authorities had trouble figuring out his identity. To determine who he was, Maryland police had to employ some high-tech tactics. The post How facial recognition software helped identify the Capital Gazette shooter appeared …

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