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CFTC Orders Crooked Bitcoin Trader To Pay $571 Million Penalty

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has directed deceitful Bitcoin Trader Benjamin Reynolds to pay up $572 million in penalty and restitution for the crime he committed in 2017. While the bulk of the penalty is a $429 Million Fine, he will pay an additional $142 million as restitution to victims. Duping Investors Of More than 20,000 Bitcoin Reynolds was alleged to have solicited more than 20,000 BTC from his victims between May and October 2017. This was valued at about $143 million at the time. According to a statement released by CFTC, Reynolds set up a fake…

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Ex-CIA agent drags Microsoft’s crypto patent into right-wing conspiracy

Cryptocurrency mining technology, Marina Abramovic and Bill Gates provide new fodder for far-right conspiratorial politics. Cryptocurrencies are not immune to the feverish climate in 2020 — a year in which the line between mainstream politics and an online morass of conspiratorial theories is becoming ever more blurred. Former CIA counterintelligence and staff investigator Kevin Shipp, who has close to 150,000 followers on Twitter, has now dragged a recent Microsoft cryptocurrency patent into the quagmire. On Sept. 10, Shipp linked Microsoft’s recent cryptocurrency patent, which would enable users to mine crypto using their body activity data, to a short-lived Microsoft ad…

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Bill Gates ‘járványügyi szakértő’ szerint az első vakcinák nem lesznek elég hatékonyak

A világ első koronavírus vakcinája nem lesz a legjobb, véli Bill Gates elismert IT-üzletember, milliárdos és mostanában járványügyi szakértő. A Microsoft alapítója ugyanakkor optimista a COVID19 vírus ellenszerének elkészültét illetően és úgy véli, 2021-re meglesznek az első dózisok. A hetekben több kísérleti fázisban leledző vakcinához is nagy reményeket fűzött a mainstream világsajtó. Az Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac, Sino-Pharm, Pfizer-BioNtech, COVAXIN, Zydus Cadila és Novavax cégek és társulások mind komolyan ráálltak a fejlesztésre, de rajtuk túl is legalább 150 különböző oltóanyagot fejlesztenek. Látszólag az oroszok is komolyan veszik a vakcinafejlesztést, sőt, augusztus 12-ére ígérik az első oltószer jóváhagyását. Gates minderről a Bloomberg…

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Bill Gates finoman arra kérte Elon Musk-ot, hogy fogja be a száját

Bill Gates milliárdos vállalkozó szerint a koronavírussal kapcsolatos téves információk gyorsabban terjednek a közösségi média felületein, mint az igazság. A közismert multimilliárdos Gates a CNBC-nek adott interjújában azt mondta, hogy „ha hagyjuk, hogy az emberek szabadon kommunikáljanak, akkor szembe kell néznünk azzal a ténnyel, hogy bizonyos téves információk az igazsághoz viszonyítva gyorsabban terjedhetnek. Ezt láthattuk mindig az oltásokkal kapcsolatban is.”  Gates úgy véli a száraz tények lassabban terjednek a Facebookon és a Twitteren, a negatív, összeesküvés-elméletekkel teletűzdelt információkkal összehasonlítva. Gates nem véletlenül beszélt erről, hiszen a koronavírus-járvány kitörése óta kapott már hideget- meleget a közösségi média hasábjain. A Microsoft alapítója…

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More Than 1,000 People Could Access Twitter’s ‘God Mode’

The admin panel used by hackers to access over one hundred accounts can be used by over 1,000 twitter employees — two former Twitter employees revealed. More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors had access to the internal admin panel that enabled last week’s Twitter hack of 130 high profile accounts.According to Reuters on July 24, two former employees have shed light on just how vulnerable Twitter’s security was — and may still be. They said that, in addition to employees, contractors like Cognizant could also have access.Former chief security officer at AT&T Edward Amoroso, told Reuters that such powerful…

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Crypto Scammer on the Prowl as YouTube and Twitter Become Central to Bitcoin Scams

Bitcoin giveaway scammers are getting away with Bitcoin. Over the years, it has become a known fact for anyone dealing with cryptocurrencies that scams are running rampant. However, as more novice players enter the market, more scammers up their tactics to take advantage of unsuspecting Bitcoin enthusiasts with fake Bitcoin giveaways and other elaborate schemes. Recently, a new bout of scammers has emerged with even more sophisticated and aggressive tactics. As evident through most reports, the scammers are taking advantage of popular social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter to capture their victims. For instance, on July 13 Charles Hoskinson who…

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Twitter Hack Draws Reactions from Congress and the FBI 

This week experienced what was most likely the most coordinated, high-profile crypto attempt in recent months, with hackers storming Twitter to steal Bitcoins. While resolutions are currently being made, investigators and the United States government are searching for answers of their own. Hacking the Bigshots Twitter went into a meltdown on Wednesday after hackers managed to get into the accounts of several prominent people. These included billionaires like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, and Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. Presumptive Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden also fell victim to the hacks, as did former President Barack Obama and…

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Bitcoin Investors Unfazed By Great Twitter Hack, as Volatility Remains Stable

Bitcoin traders seem unfazed by the massive Twitter hack on Wednesday, as the price of the top cryptocurrency has largely remained steady. Prominent U.S. figures including billionaires Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos were targeted by hackers in an apparent Twitter bitcoin (BTC) scam. The official accounts of former president Barack Obama as well as aspiring presidents Joe Biden and Kanye West were also hacked. According to data from crypto analytics firm Skew, bitcoin’s implied volatility “is having a muted reaction to the Twitter hack.” Over the past one month, bitcoin’s implied volatility has averaged 55%, said Skew. The…

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The Twitter Hack Fiasco: Compromised Internal Tool, Paid Insiders, Direct Message Fears

On Wednesday, a large number of Twitter accounts were compromised and the hackers used the accounts to tweet about a bitcoin doubling scam. According to multiple reports, a Twitter employee was paid to give the hackers an internal tool that let them leverage high-profile social media accounts. It was a crazy day in the world of cryptocurrencies, as a massive number of high-profile people and organizations like Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, and many others had their Twitter accounts hijacked. After the incident, a number of armchair sleuths and investigative journalists uncovered a…

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Twitter Accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates Hacked to Promote Fake Bitcoin Giveaways

Twitter accounts of the most influential accounts in the world have been hacked to a crypto-related scam. Prominent and high-profile accounts were targeted in the Twitter attack, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, George Wallace, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg, and Jeff Bezos. The scams appear to be part … Read More

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