Bitcoin Crime

Often referred to as the ‘Wild West of finance’, various scams, hacks and other crimes have been exposed and reported in the bitcoin world. Here you’ll find the latest news on the darker side of cryptocurrency.

Cryptsy CEO Denies He Stole From His Own Exchange

Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon has fired back at allegations he moved millions of dollars in funds from the now-defunct digital currency exchange to personal accounts. In new statements, Vernon told CoinDesk that the finding, issued by the court-appointed receiver earlier this month, is “misleading”, arguing instead that the contested money …

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Judge Grants Cryptsy Lawsuit Class Action Status

A Florida judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of customers of the now-defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy. In an order issued yesterday, US District Judge Kenneth Marra approved a request by plaintiffs for class action certification, originally filed on 27th July. According to the order, the …

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EU’s Top Cop Launches Digital Currency Working Group

Europol, the European Union’s top law enforcement agency, has co-founded a new working group dedicated to digital currencies. The initiative is being co-led by Interpol, the intergovernmental organization focused on law enforcement issues, and the Basel Institute on Governance, a non-profit group focused on financial crimes in the public and …

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