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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. FBI Supervisor Special Agent Kyle Armstrong told the Crypto Evolved conference in New York that the agency is investigating a variety of crimes, including human trafficking, drug transactions, kidnapping and ransomware, which have a cryptocurrency component, according to …

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Federal prosecutors say a New York resident misled investors about a worthless cryptocurrency as part of a wider investment fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York said Monday that Blake Kantor, also known as Bill Gordon, was being charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements and …

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Wednesday that consumers should watch out for would-be scammers posing as support staffers for cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) sounded the alarm about tech support scams in a recent notice, stating that it constitutes “a problematic and widespread scam.” In 2017, the center said, …

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned Internet users about false death threats as a new method of cryptocurrency extortion, ABC California reported on Friday Jan. 26. One of the victims, introducing themselves as Christiane, used FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to inform the agency that she received an email with a …

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Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to ICO regulation and investment analysis. If you want to become our guest author and get published on Cointelegraph, please send us an email at mike@cointelegraph.com. After reading about how a partner in one of the biggest …

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Encryption technology has reached a stage where even government agencies like the FBI don’t have the technology to unlock hidden data. In fact, it’s mathematically impossible to break many advanced forms of encryption, regardless of technology or available budget. While the world’s most well-known investigation authority is tasked with providing the US government with crucial …

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Shaun Bridges, the secret service agent twice arrested for theft of Silk Road Bitcoins, has received a further two-year jail sentence for his second offense. As Reuters, Ars Technica and others report Wednesday, Bridges who is already serving six-and-a-half years for theft, plead guilty to extended charges in August and received the verdict this week. …

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The Cyber Crimes Division of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas has launched a pilot program involving the mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to monitor the activities of criminals online. The division has generated its own digital currency to track such crimes as the proliferation of child pornography. Combating cybercrimes Based on data …

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