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Ron Paul Warns of Government Crackdown on Bitcoin — ‘The Government Is the Threat’

Former congressman Ron Paul has warned of a government crackdown on bitcoin and safe-haven assets may not be safe from government intervention. “The government is the threat,” he said, noting that “they will crack down because they have the ability to do it.” Ron Paul Warns of Government Threat to Bitcoin Former presidential candidate Ron Paul shared his view on the government’s intervention on bitcoin in an interview last week with Kitco News’ Michelle Makori. Paul is an American author, physician, and retired politician. The former congressman from Texas launched The Ron Paul Liberty Report in 2015 to bring “provocative…

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German Authorities Confiscate $30 Million in Bitcoin From Pirate Movie Site

German authorities, with the help of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have confiscated about $30 million in bitcoin from an operator of a pirate movie website. An unspecified amount of bitcoin cash was also seized. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Seized The German state of Saxony’s media service announced Monday the confiscation of “bitcoins with a total value of 25 million euros [$30 million].” The seizure was in connection with a case involving the website movie2k.to, a user-contributed video directory for movies and television programs that allowed users to download pirated content. The Dresden General Prosecutor’s Office, the Saxony…

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