Crypto Criminals Send Scam Emails Impersonating British Financial Watchdog

Cyber criminals have been sending scam emails claiming to be from the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and promoting crypto assets investments, financial market-focused platform FT Adviser reported on July 22. The letter impersonating the FCA is entitled “Guaranteed chance to earn” and features the watchdog’s logo and branding. After reading that “Bitcoin is …

South Korea Has the Highest Rate of Granted Blockchain Patents

South Korea has the highest blockchain patent grant rate, according to London-based law firm Withers & Rogers. Meanwhile, Japan comes at a distant second, Intellectual property business media platform IAM reports on July 23. Getting a blockchain patent in China is hard Per the report, South Korea has the highest patent grant rate (54%), followed …

49% of Americans and Brits Don’t Trust Facebook’s Libra

Almost half of Americans and Brits would not trust Facebook in regards to its long-awaited stablecoin Libra, technology and market-focused news platform Telecoms.com reported on July 22. Facebook’s trust issues could hurt Libra project Citing a survey from instant messaging application Viber, the news outlet reveals that 49% of users in the United Kingdom and …

Founder of Former ConsenSys-Backed Startup Sues Joseph Lubin for $13M

The founder of ConsenSys-incubated startup Token Foundry, Harrison Hines, is suing Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin for breach of contract. Per court documents filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York, Hines has filed a lawsuit against Lubin in connection with “breach of contract, conversion, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment, …

BTC Outflow on BitMEX Exceeded Inflow by $73M: TokenAnalyst

Bitcoin (BTC) outflows on major crypto exchange BitMEX have notably exceeded the inflows after the firm was reported to be a subject in a regulatory investigation. Bitcoin outflows on BitMEX exceeded inflows by $73 million Over the past 24 hours, BitMEX saw an outflow of $83 million worth of Bitcoin, while only $12 million came …

Alleged Silk Road Drug Dealer Arrested in the United States

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman announced the arrest of alleged dark web drug dealer Hugh Brian Haney in a press release published on July 18. Per the release, Haney has been charged with money laundering. He allegedly used cryptocurrency to launder more than $19 million of profits …