Logging practices at VPN providers are in the spotlight again, after PureVPN's records were used to help arrest a U.S. man for stalking. That's despite the company claiming not to keep logs or monitor what its customers do online. Also read: Xapo Says It Will Support Both Chains After S2X Bitcoin Fork Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, … [Read more...] about US Man Arrested After Foreign VPN Provider Hands Over Logs
The cryptocurrency market is no stranger to high tech swindles, but a new low-tech scam concocted by “smart-looking gypsies” in the Russian town of Obninsk has officials scrambling to launch a national cryptocurrency education strategy. Also read: Feds Tracked BTC Addresses and LocalBitcoins to Bust Dark Market ‘Kingpin’ Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the … [Read more...] about Russia Responds to ‘Fake Bitcoin’ Supermarket Scam With Education Initiative
The recent arrest of alleged online drug vendor Gal Vallerius isn't your routine dark market bust. As well as claiming they've caught another "kingpin", federal authorities used basic Bitcoin addresses analysis, a LocalBitcoins account and social media posts to track their man. Also read: Google Allows Phishing Sites to Steal Your Bitcoins Through Ads Join the Bitsonline … [Read more...] about Feds Tracked BTC Addresses and LocalBitcoins to Bust Dark Market ‘Kingpin’
Expat internet mogul Kim Dotcom today lost a legal challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent the federal government seizing his overseas assets. Dotcom, a German/Finnish citizen with New Zealand residency, is also battling extradition to the U.S. to face money laundering and copyright violation charges. Also read: Financial Privacy Is for Criminals! What Are You Trying … [Read more...] about Government Can Seize Kim Dotcom’s Assets, Says Supreme Court
Do Bitcoin and anonymous cryptocurrencies enable crime? It feels like we've been serving up counter-arguments to this since the beginning -- but then along comes another media claim. The argument is always the same: to fight crime, you have to give up more of your privacy. Also read: Chinese ICOs Going P2P as Crypto Investors Find New Ways to Trade Join the Bitsonline … [Read more...] about Financial Privacy Is for Criminals! What Are You Trying to Hide?