Google Hacked in Twitter Bitcoin Scam

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google has become the latest victim of the rampant bitcoin “giveaway” scams proliferating on Twitter. For a little over ten minutes on Tusesday, the Twitter account of the online search giant’s suite of productivity apps and tools, G Suite, was hacked and used to promote a fraudulent bitcoin giveaway. Initially reported by …

CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years …

CFTC Issues New Warning on Utility Tokens & Other Cryptocurrencies

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued another warning to consumers, advising them to exercise caution and carry out comprehensive research before investing in any cryptocurrencies, including those advertised as utility coins or consumption coins. The alert, which came in the form of a Customer Advisory warning posted on the CFTC website …

LocalBitcoins Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven’ Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

LocalBitcoins trader Theresa Lynn Tetley, better known as the “Bitcoin Maven,” has been sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison, a $20,000 fine, and three years supervision after release for laundering bitcoin as proceeds of narcotics sales and for her role in running an illegal bitcoin-for-cash exchange, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …