France Charges Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Following Greek Extradition – CoinDesk

French officials have charged Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of an exchange that laundered millions of dollars for criminals, with multiple counts including extortion and money laundering. According to a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday, Vinnik was interviewed by French prosecutors as soon as he was extradited from Greece late last week. Zoe Konstantopoulou, a […]

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US Authorities Allege SIM Swapping Thief Bought Music Royalties, Jewelry, With Crypto – CoinDesk

U.S. authorities charged a 23-year-old Pennsylvania man Wednesday for allegedly stealing cryptocurrency executives’ holdings through a SIM-swapping scheme. Anthony Francis Faulk faces charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and extortion in the Northern District of California for his alleged plot, in which he is said to have turned the stolen funds into cars, a […]

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SEC Charges Adult Entertainment Token Platform With 2017 ICO Fraud – CoinDesk

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission charged Jonathan Lucas, 27, the CEO of online adult entertainment marketplace, with running a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) scheme. According to the SEC’s lawsuit, the company claimed that investors could purchase its token and use them to request certain actions in a live adult performance on the platform. “Fantasy […]

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