A convicted hedge-fund swindler assumed a fake name and donned a disguise to lure investors into a $30 million bitcoin fraud in New York that spanned two years, the feds alleged on Friday. Boaz Man…
Mike Dudas"By 2017, MacDonald had become a player on the frothy New York crypto scene, according to an exclusive December 2018 report from bitcoin news site @TheBlock__, which first exposed the bizarre scheme."
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
Mike Dudas"Clearview... users would potentially be able to identify every person they saw. The tool could identify activists at a protest or an attractive stranger on the subway, revealing not just their names but where they lived, what they did and whom they knew."
Spotify Technology SA is in talks to buy sports and pop-culture outlet the Ringer, a deal that would bring the audiostreaming giant into broader digital media and add a network of content including “The Bill Simmons Podcast.”
Alleged “shadow banker” Reginald Fowler has pled guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmittal business. In Apr. 2019, Fowler and Israeli national Ravid Yosef were arrested together for allegedly running “a shadow bank that processed hundreds...
Mike DudasThe Reggie Fowler guilty plea in the Crypto Capital case likely means he’s revealing some spicy meatballs to prosecutors about other major players in cryptocurrency fraud and money laundering.
Mike Dudas@TheBlock__@fintechfrank Never forget when #cryptocrow (@jasonappleton) allowed Boaz Manor of Blockchain Terminal to spend nearly 3 hours over 2 YouTube shows watched by thousands without challenging his absurd claims. He has since deleted, of course. Thankfully, preserved here
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil suit on Friday against Boaz Manor, business partner Edith Pardo and two companies in connection with an allegedly fraudulent ICO that raised $30 million. In a separate action, the U.S....
Mike DudasOne of my proudest moments at @TheBlock__ was @fintechfrank revealing the $30 million Blockchain Terminal scam.
In a sign of things to come, these alleged criminals threatened us with lawsuits.
They deserve what’s coming their way. Adios.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and so-called “Crypto Dad” Christopher Giancarlo announced plans for a formal exploration of a United States central bank digital currency (CBDC) this...
The Libra Association has set up a 5-member “Technical Steering Committee” to oversee the development of the stablecoin project. The five members are – Anchorage co-founder Diogo Monica, Calibra core product lead George Cabrera III, Bison Trails...