• Ryanair boss attacks Bitcoin

    Brash airline CEO dubs Bitcoin a ‘Ponzi scheme’ after his image is used in crypto scam ads

    Telling people to avoid crypto ‘like the plague,’ outspoken Irishman Michael O’Leary said: ‘I have never, and would never, invest one cent in Bitcoin’

    A photograph of the sweary CEO has been doing the rounds in advertisements featured on an array of popular websites. The bogus campaign claims he told viewers on a popular late-night television show that he was making “tens of thousands of euro a day” thanks to an investment scheme called Bitcoin Lifestyle.

  • 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

    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.