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Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC – TechCrunch

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC – TechCrunch A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a …

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DoJ charges Autonomy founder with fraud over $11BN sale to HP – TechCrunch

DoJ charges Autonomy founder with fraud over $11BN sale to HP – TechCrunch UK entrepreneur turned billionaire investor, Mike Lynch, has been charged with fraud in US over the 2011 sale of his enterprise software company. Lynch sold Autonomy, the big data company he founded back in 1996, to computer …

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Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator The Colorado Division of Securities has issued another batch of cease-and-desist orders against allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). The watchdog announced on Tuesday that the U.S. state’s securities commissioner, Gerald Rome, has signed four new orders against Global Pay …

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Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist

Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist North Dakota’s securities watchdog has issued a cease-and-desist order against a Russia-based initial coin offering (ICO) that appeared to impersonate Liechtenstein-based Union Bank AG to promote “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities.” On Monday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, …

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Malaysian Government, Universities Team to Put Degrees on a Blockchain

Malaysian Government, Universities Team to Put Degrees on a Blockchain Malaysia’s education ministry has formed a new consortium of universities to harness blockchain tech in tackling the massive industry in fake certificates. The Ministry of Education announced in a press release posted on Twitter Thursday, that alongside the new consortium …

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Anti-fraud startup Shape Security raises $26M in Series E round to drive global expansion – TechCrunch

Anti-fraud startup Shape Security raises $26M in Series E round to drive global expansion – TechCrunch Shape Security, a fraud-fighting cybersecurity company, has closed a $26 million round of Series E funding. This will be the fifth round of funding — more than $130 million — since the Mountain View, …

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