Bitcoin Scam Artists Under Investigation for Impersonating Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP, is investigating two Bitcoin (BTC) scams in Strathcona County in Alberta, Canada. They allege that fraudsters impersonated the local authorities in order to extort their victims for money.

According to The Sherwood Park News on June 16, one of the victims received a call by a person that claimed to be from the Canada Revenue Agency,

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Chinese Crypto Fitness App Reportedly Under Investigation for Fraud

A Chinese cryptocurrency fitness app has reportedly been placed under investigation for allegedly illegal fundraising practices and financial fraud.

Nikkei Asian Review reported the news on Dec. 18, citing documents ostensibly accessed by its affiliate publication, KrASIA. 

Investors in limbo

According to the report, the market regulator in Changsha,

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Singapore: Crypto Derivatives Set to Come Under Regulatory Oversight

Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has proposed bringing crypto derivatives trading under its purview.

According to a BNN Bloomberg report on Nov. 20, the MAS’ proposal would make the trading of derivatives based on underlying assets like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) subject to the city-state’s Securities and Futures Act.

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Bitcoin Falls Under $9,600 as Most Altcoins See Major Losses

Sunday, July 28 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on the day by press time, at the same time that Bitcoin (BTC) fell below the $9,600 mark.

Market visualization courtesy of Coin360

Bitcoin is currently down by 5.2% on the day, trading at $9,538 at press time,

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Coinbase Custody Holds $1.3B in Assets Under Custody, Expects to Hit $2B ‘Soon’

Coinbase Custody revealed that it holds $1.3 billion in assets under custody (AUC) and the firm expects to hit $2 billion AUC soon in a Twitter thread published on June 13.

In a series of tweets, what is evidently the official Coinbase Custody Twitter account reported that last week the company’s CEO,

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BlockFi Now Has Over $53 Million in Client Crypto Under Management

BlockFi crypto wealth management and lending company now has over $53 million in client crypto assets under management. BlockFi announced the update in a blog post on April 23.

In the announcement, BlockFi also states that it will implement some policy changes starting from May 1, 2019. Specifically, the company says that the minimum deposit to earn interest has been lowered.

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Korean Shipwreck ICO Under Investigation for Possible Fraud

A South Korean treasure-hunting company called Shinil Group recently made headlines across the world once they announced an ICO after making the big discovery of a sunken Russiani battleship carrying gold worth $130 billion.

Team members from the company posted a YouTube video on July 16th showing how they were able to allegedly find wreckage of the Dmitrii Donsoki,

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Japanese Minister Denies Association with Cryptocurrency Firm Under Investigation

Seiko Noda, Japan’s internal affairs minister, denied having an interest in a cryptocurrency company under investigation and interfering in that investigation, according to a report in Asahi Shimbun. As a Cabinet minister, Noda could be accused of trying to influence a government investigation.

Noda acknowledged that one of her aides was present at a meeting on Jan.

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