DJ Khaled And Floyd Mayweather Are Paying Hefty Fines To Settle A Cryptocurrency Case With Federal Regulators
The two touted a new cryptocurrency on social media, but failed to disclose that they were being paid for their endorsement, according to the SEC.
Cryptocurrency Scams Are Thriving On Twitter Eight Months After It Said It Was Working To Eliminate Them
Scammers promising free bitcoin have become more sophisticated over the past few months, hacking verified Twitter accounts like Target to spread their scheme. It seems to be coming from Russia.
During the past two years, researchers estimate cryptocurrencies generated between 3 million and 15 million tons of carbon emissions.
How A Hapless Bitcoin Entrepreneur Got Swept Up In The Crypto Craze And Started A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme
A Quebec IT worker was certain he’d developed a foolproof way to mine bitcoin. Instead, it led him and his investors to ruin.
Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Gavin Wood wrote — and then deleted — a post about having sex with a preteen girl who was dying of AIDS. He says it was fiction.
“You seem to not be thinking logically about anything.”
“As a realtor ... I thought, isn’t it time to offer something in crypto?”
The scam ran for three days before Twitter removed the fake accounts.
Thanks to its plentiful land and cheap power, rural Montana, Washington, and Wyoming are now home to a new crop of cryptocurrency prospectors. Their neighbors aren’t too happy about it.
Copying other companies' work and intellectual property can generate big paydays for hucksters in the cryptocurrency world. One company has maintained a $2.3 billion valuation despite widespread allegations of plagiarism.
Unlike past versions of Twitter cryptocurrency phishing, @TronFoundationl is different: It has a verification badge, the blue check mark that Twitter uses to delineate famous or important accounts from imposters.
And they're using automated networks of bot accounts to do it.
"It wasn’t rejected because it was never reviewed because the company never made a buy," an NBC spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
Say goodbye to ads like “Use your retirement funds to buy bitcoin!”
Messaging app Telegram started out as a WhatsApp alternative, but it's fast becoming a petri dish for cryptocurrency get-rich-quick schemes, propped up by dubious trading bots and bogus celebrity endorsements from Christopher Walken and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. That may be a problem as it heads toward a possible billion-dollar initial coin offering.
In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information to affect the price of their holdings using social media, scam news sites, and private chat apps.
"IN MATH WE TRUST"
The pace at which bitcoin and other digital currencies are evolving could spell a big problem for the US in the future.
A spokesperson for PotCoin said that Rodman deserves "total credit" for securing the release of a US citizen. The State Department disagrees.
Is the cryptocurrency gold 2.0?
A game and rewards app was really a Trojan horse, installing virtual currency mining software on the phones of unsuspecting consumers.
Questions abound since the man Newsweek reported is the reclusive creator of Bitcoin said he had nothing to do with the digital currency — and you know what the internet does with unanswered questions.
Much robbery, so anger, etc. Users of the functional joke currency are reporting emptied wallets.