Global: Fake Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet Apps Found on Google Play Store

A recent discovery shows the presence of phony cryptocurrency wallets found on the Google Play Store. The fight against malicious apps seems not to be ending any time soon. According to The Next Web, European cybersecurity researcher, Lukas Stefanko, discovered...

US: Official Google Account Hacked to Promote Bitcoin Scam on Twitter

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In the latest in a string of cryptocurrency-related hackings on Twitter, attackers have breached an official Google account to promote a Bitcoin $BTC▼9.2% giveaway scam to its over 800,000 followers. Hard Fork has yet to confirm for how long the tweet remained...

China: OKEx Founder Detained By Chinese Authorities Over Fraud Allegations

On the 11th of September, and according to China’s local news outlet Sina News, Star Xu, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchanges of OKEx and OKCoin, was arrested by Shanghai Police Officials. Xu was allegedly involved in a fraudulent scheme...

Japan: Trend Micro Inc. Said That Online Fraud in Japan Has Increased Rapidly

Trend Micro released the "Safety Summary Report for the First Half of 2018" on the 3rd, saying that Japan's domestic online scams have increased rapidly and reached the maximum in the past. Among them, the use of vulnerabilities in...

South Korea: Watch out for The Fake Kakao Talk Website

Recently, a fake Kakao Talk website was found. The fake website induced the users to carry on cryptocurrency transaction. On July 19th, Kakao clarified that KakaoNetwork (KON) was a fake website. KON's blockchain project was posted on the fake site's page, on which a...

Singapore: Concern Mounts Over Potential Crypto Exchange WEX Exit Scam

Users are increasingly concerned that an exchange claiming to be based in Singapore is pulling an exit scam following suspicious trading activity and locked wallets that are now preventing all users from withdrawing funds. On July 11, CCN reported that BTC/USD...

US: Kodak Bitcoin Mining 'Scam' Evaporates

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The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak's official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. But...

India: Police Have Crucial Clues on How Money Was Parked outside India

Nanded police, probing one of the first three cases in the Bitcoin Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) scam worth thousands of crores, have said interrogation of prime accused Amit Bharadwaj and subsequent investigation have provided crucial clues on how the money...

China: Millions of Computers Were Appropriated in Illegal Mining

Recently, a network security police task force in North China has cracked a case in which more than a million civil computers were secretly appropriated in illegal mining. The computers were hacked and installed a monitoring and mining software,...

Japan:Two Vietnamese Men Were Arrested for Illegal Remittance of 2 Billion Yen

The Japanese police arrested two Vietnamese men who operated the "underground banks" and illegally remitted about 2 billion yen to Vietnam. The two exchanged the yen for the cryptocurrency and sent them to the Vietnamese associates to supplement the...

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Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...