Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

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Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Ortiz was arrested last year and accused of hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 people. He is now the first person to be sentenced for the crime, commonly known as SIM swapping.…

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

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Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for…

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

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The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 6 How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice The key to…an anarcho-capitalist court system is found in the concept of a “personal judiciary”. [Acting as your own judge.]…The courts’ purpose is to enable men to settle disputes so…

Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft Case

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The cybercrime unit of the Turkish police has detained 11 people suspected of hacking into emails, user accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. The operation was launched after law enforcement received a number of complaints from victims who lost digital cash.   Also read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates               Hackers Steal $80,000 Worth of…

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

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South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has announced the 11 cryptocurrencies stolen in last week’s theft and the amount of each coin missing. A compensation plan has also been unveiled for the equivalent value of the lost coins in an undetermined cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Only Half As Much Crypto…