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The Role of Bitcoin in Crime: Blockchain Analysis

In our ongoing series regarding Bitcoin and crime, various topics have been highlighted. There is a lot to talk about, even though it is evident cryptocurrencies will evolve beyond crime in many different ways. Especially with law enforcement agencies now tracking Bitcoin, interesting changes are bound to occur soon. The Rise of Blockchain Analysis Fighting […]

The Role of Bitcoin in Crime: Regulatory Efforts to Date

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been associated with criminal activity for some time now. This has not gone by unnoticed by regulators around the world, and they have begun cracking down on this activity. It is a necessary step in order to bring more legitimacy to this growing industry. Regulators and Cryptocurrencies: The Story so […]

The Role of Bitcoin in Crime: Ponzi Schemes

The connection between fraudulent behavior and cryptocurrencies has become a lot more apparent over the years. Especially when it comes to fraud and Ponzi schemes, the situation has gotten out of hand in recent years. Even in 2018, one of the bigger pyramid schemes was still active. Bitcoin’s Ponzi Problem Any investment opportunity in the […]

The Role of Bitcoin in Crime: Ransomware

If there is one criminal trend related to Bitcoin that’s made a global impact, it has to be ransomware. This destructive type of malicious software has claimed thousands of victims across the world. It also highlights the potential of Bitcoin as a global payment method, albeit for nefarious purposes. The Ransomware Craze Is Still Alive […]

The Role of Bitcoin in Crime: Tax Evasion

Highlighting the role of cryptocurrency in the crime world is not exactly difficult. There have been so many allegations regarding the involvement of digital currencies where criminal activity is concerned. Tax evasion is of particular concern to government officials. The bigger question is whether people are doing this intentionally or if the guidelines are simply […]

The Role of Cryptocurrency in Crime: Money Laundering

There have been numerous allegations regarding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies being used for nefarious activities. Making any of these charges stick has been a bit more difficult than anticipated, although there are some key statistics which all users need to be aware of. Turning illicitly obtained funds into ‘legal’ currency is a very difficult process these […]

You Can See the Blockchain in the Starry Skies of Art

Blockchain is proving to be a versatile technology with a wide variety of applications. The obvious application is cryptocurrency, but blockchain tech is also being used to build smart contracts, give land titles greater integrity, and secure government records. While these applications are still in their infancy, there is one application that has the potential to save […]

The Rise of the ICO

Cryptocurrency has revolutionized currency transactions, and now people are finding even more uses for the digital currency technology. When startups need to raise money to get their businesses off the ground many are turning to ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings, to fund their projects in an unregulated way. This method is similar to IPOs and […]

The Realm of Overseas Fund Transfers Experiences a Shift in Gear

For a long time, sending money across borders meant dealing with banks. This has changed considerably over the last two decades, mainly because of the widespread use of the Internet. Now, the international funds transfer market is going through a change in dynamics again, with some prominent FinTech companies leading the way. An example in […]

Ethereum’s 5001% Price Rise Explained

Ethereum – the cryptocurrency created in 2013 – has been a story of success in the crypto world. Some key events marked its ascendancy. Key technological innovations at the right time consolidated huge competitive advantages when compared to other cryptocurrencies, and in periods of crisis this coin emerged even stronger. Since the beginning and because […]

How Does Fileless Ransomware Work?

Ransomware attacks rank among the most damaging for companies of all sizes. The sudden loss of file access combined with demands for quick payment and the threat of data deletion have put many IT departments on high alert, warning users never to open unsolicited email attachments, visit suspicious websites or download third-party applications. Nonetheless, hackers […]

Top 25 Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Worldwide

The post Top 25 Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Worldwide appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Today’s post is a short one. It’s more of a list than an actual post. Due to the recent surge in Bitcoin’s price I decided to review what are the top 25 sites worldwide dealing with Bitcoin. I ranked the sites according to […]

Is Cash Really Dying?

As blockchain currency rises to greater prominence many people are asking the question, “Is cash really dying?” In 2016 only 24% of Americans used cash for their transactions. With the expansion of plastic money and the recent rises in valuation for Bitcoin there’s no better time to investigate the benefits of diversifying your currency to […]