A Ponzi scheme that stole $722 million from investors in a fraudulent cryptocurrency mining pool has been broken up by FBI and IRS agents, according a federal indictment. BitClub Network promised investors around the world shares in the earnings of a major non-existent bitcoin mining pool.
Here’s a clue: if you’re going to teach North Korea how to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, don’t post your visa on Twitter. Particularly if the U.S. State Department has warned you not to go.
FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to swing at a gentle pitch over the plate for more regulation of cryptocurrency anonymity at a recent Senate Homeland Security hearing.
Take one sultry Russian agent, a middle-aged tech CEO nearly twice her age, and add in the FBI, Hillary Clinton, allegations of election interference, and vague comments about the “deep state” and “Men in Black,” and you’ve got the makings of Netflix’s next hot series. Or, the reason the CEO of Overstock.com resigned on August 22 from the dot-com company he built into a major online retailer.