ICO scams Tag

  It’s bad enough that bitcoin is being used for a bunch of fake bomb threats across the US and Canada today. Now, Republican Congressman Warren ‘Crypto’ Davidson would like Americans, and maybe Mexicans, to “Buy a Brick, Build...

A report from Group-IB shows 14 cyberattacks on cryptocurrency exchanges resulted in a loss of $882 million between January 2017 and September 2018. Five attacks have been linked to North Korean hackers from the Lazarus state-sponsored group on four...

  The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) used an emergency court order to halt a planned initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockvest LLC and its founder, Reginald Buddy Ringgold, III. The SEC said Blockvest falsely claimed it was...

  Barry Ritholtz interviews veteran Wall Street Journal reporter and cryptocurrency book author Paul Vigna. We’ve got highlights of this excellent podcast. Creation of bitcoin Vigna highlights Satoshi Nakamoto’s release of the original bitcoin whitepaper at the height of the...

A Techcrunch analysis shows that more than 1,000 cryptocurrency projects have already failed through the end of June 30, 2018. The tech news site analyzed data from Coinopsy and DeadCoins, two cryptocurrency industry sites that review and track dead coins...

  Yesterday at the Future of Fintech conference in New York, NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman said ICOs may provide startups with valuable funding but they’re harmful to retail investors. She argued investors like “Auntie Mae in Iowa” are being taken...

  The HoweyCoin is the latest in a growing lineup of ICOs scams with one difference. If you buy in, you’ll be getting scammed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That’s right, the new initial coin offering...