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US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to […]

The Only Winner in the Mt Gox Trial is Mark Karpeles

The net worth of Mark Karpeles could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars thanks to a 200,000 stash of bitcoins the disgraced CEO is still sitting on. Those coins are the subject of ongoing legal proceedings in Japan which could see claimants receive less than $500 per coin for their losses. With over […]

Three in Four Money Laundering Cases Involve Digital Currencies, FBI Sources Claim

Everyone involved in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency will readily agree there are plenty of challenges ahead. While most of the opposition comes from external forces, the currencies themselves are not exactly perfect either. While most people won’t like to admit it, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and most other currencies are not exempt from criminal activity. The […]

BTC-e Exchange Comes Back Online With Limited Functionality

This week the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e came back online using another domain called btc-e.nz. The trading platform seems to be preparing to open operations and in the meantime; there are currently 2700 users on the site at the time of writing. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Indicted and Connected With Missing Mt Gox Funds BTC-e Plans […]

After FBI Takedown: BTC-e Exchange Says They Still Possess Databases and Wallets

According to a new post on the forum Bitcointalk, the now defunct BTC-e exchange says it has control over some its servers and bitcoin wallets. At the moment, operators of the trading platform detail they are evaluating the balances. Also read: Segwit2x and the Tale of Three Bitcoins BTC-e Reveals They Are Assessing Wallets and Balances […]