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Did Paul Vernon (Cryptsy CEO) Steal from his own exchange?

Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon Stole from Exchange, Court Papers Alleges A recent development in the case alleges that Cryptsy CEO, Paul Vernon, or Big Vern, exchanged $3.3 million of cryptocurrency from the exchange to his and his wife’s bank accounts. This statement comes a receiver involved with the class action lawsuit continuing since the closure of cryptsy on January 16, 2016 …

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What Does the Bitfinex Hack Mean for it’s Future?

Will Bitfinex Remain When the Dust Clears? We have always regarded Bitfinex as one of our favorite exchanges. This is primarily due to the lack of verification required for transferring Bitcoin on to the exchange, along with exchanging it for USD. This is similar to BTC-E as reviewed here. Since registering years ago, laws have changed, …

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Ether/DAO Hack: Is Ethereum Dead?

Ethereum’s DAO Hacked… Here’s the How, Why, and When If you haven’t heard already, the DAO part of the ethereum network has been hacked. Funds have been draining from the fund since the hack, totalling nearly 60$ million. This hack exploited a recursive calling vulnerability. Essentially the hacker split transactions then sent the split the …

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Erik Voorhees Shapeshift Hack Interview

Interview with Shapeshift.io CEO: Erik Voorhees

Interview with Shapeshift.io CEO: Erik Voorhees Shapeshift.io is our premier choice for converting (read: exchanging) cryptocurrencies. It is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in diversifying cryptocurrency holdings. Our preferred method is obviously direct, but Shapeshift has beat our expectations time and time again. With the recent shapeshift hack, many have been wondering the security …

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Corrupt DEA Agent Sentenced for Bitcoin Theft from Silk Road

Corruption Plagues Silk Road Trial Many know the Silk Road’s creator, Ross Ulbricht, is in jail, but what about the DEA agents? The Silk Road Scandal hasn’t Ended Almost 18 months of the site’s infamous closure, a DEA agent and a secret service agent were both arrested, facing charges for wire fraud – in relations to the Silk Road …

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Shapeshift.io Compromised and Funds Stolen

Shapeshift Compromised in Hack Shapeshift has been down the past few days according to their site for scheduled maintenance. According to the CEO of Shape Shift their servers had a security breach. The reassuring part is that the way they’re designed Shapeshift doesn’t hold customer balances, so even in the case of a security breach, there …

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Biggest Bitcoin Heists

Biggest Bitcoin Heists Bitcoin has gained a notorious reputation since mainstream media caught wind of heists in 2009. Mt Gox scandalmay be one of the most infamous accounts, but there are plenty more examples. Billions of Bitcoin are still “missing” in todays economy, which may lead to the higher price. Bitcoin has been prone to …

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Bitcoin Crime: Bitcoin Extortion on the Rise

Bitcoin Ransom Extortion an Increasing Problem 21st century Digital Extortions on the rise with Bitcoin at the Center Bitcoin Ransoms in Lieu of Duffle Bags of Cash One way people have been using or should I say misusing Bitcoins is through demanding ransoms from people with crypto coins as the payoff instead of a bag …

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Hollywood Hospital Targeted in Extortion Plot over Hacked File

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; a Hollywood hospital, had its electronic patient records hacked and held hostage chose to give in to ransomer demands and pay $17,000 in bitcoin to retrieve the ransomed records. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center staff noticed issues accessing its computer network on Feb. 5. The price to regain access to the hospital files was …

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