• Tether Kraken funding Wright lawsuit
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Craig Wright accuses Tether, Kraken funding $10B Bitcoin lawsuit against him [Updated]

    Would-be Bitcoin creator claims they ‘seek to shut me down’ to protect their ‘Ponzi’ scheme. How the stablecoin issuer and the exchange benefit from Wright losing 550,000 BTC to the Kleiman estate is unclear

    Not to be missed in the ongoing $10 billion lawsuit between the estate of Dave Kleiman and his partner, self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright, are his accusations about who is funding it. The answer, he recently swore in court is... Tether and Kraken?

  • Chainalysis crypto crime briefs
    Cryptocurrencies

    Chainalysis crypto crime briefs highlight three sketchy firms

    The blockchain intelligence firm reports on a dark web hosting site, a potential Ponzi scheme, and a sanction-busting cryptocurrency exchange linked to a ransomware gang

    Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis' crypto crime briefs are designed to cast a spotlight on dubious organizations that could be of interest to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and cybersecurity experts.

  • Bitfinex launches social network
    Cryptocurrencies,  Education

    Bitfinex launches social network for crypto traders

    Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino tells Modern Consensus its Pulse platform’s goal is to foster a sense of community while providing “niche” and “high-quality” content

    Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has launched Pulse, a new social network aimed at helping its traders exchange ideas and share their insights.

  • Google targets scams with advertiser KYC
    Cryptocurrencies,  XRP

    Will crypto be first as Google targets scams with advertiser KYC?

    The tech giant’s newly announced advertiser identity verification campaign may help beat back scammers, but will legitimate crypto companies get caught in the crossfire?

    On April 23, the tech giant announced a massive new advertiser identity verification campaign, built along the lines of the political ad verification policy it rolled out in 2018 after getting hammered for allowing foreign powers to influence the presidential election.