Indian police launch probe into BitConnect founder wanted by US SEC

The saga of BitConnect, a major cryptocurrency scam scheme, is taking another twist as one of the BitConnect co-founders is now wanted by the Indian state police. Satish Kumbhani, an Indian national and the alleged founder of the crypto Ponzi scheme BitConnect, reportedly became subject to a new police investigation in India, The Indian Express … Read more

The 2 Most Common Airdrop Phishing Attacks and How Web3 Wallet Owners Can Stay Protected – Featured Bitcoin News

In the world of cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (defi), and Web3, airdrops have become commonplace in the industry. However, while airdrops sound like free money, there’s been a growing trend of airdrop phishing scams that steal people’s money when they attempt to get the so-called ‘free’ crypto assets. The following is a look at two different … Read more

OpenSea announces new security features to protect users from NFT scams

One of the most popular crypto startups, OpenSea, has recently come under fire for stolen and plagiarized nonfungible tokens (NFTs). In light of the growing number of NFT scams, OpenSea has announced the launch of a new feature that will automatically hide suspicious NFT transfers from view on their marketplace. This will help to protect … Read more

Consensus 2022: Web3, unpacking regulations, and optimism for crypto’s future

“Everything is bigger in Texas” proved to be true during Consensus 2022. The crypto conference took place June 9–12 in Austin, Texas, this year, attracting 17,000 people from across the globe, despite the 100-degree plus weather. According to the event sponsors, Consensus 2018, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in New York, had previously … Read more

CertiK shares security tips following third BAYC security compromise in six months

On June 4th, popular nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) suffered its third security compromise this year. Nearly 142 Ether ($250,000) worth of NFTs was stolen after hackers gained access to the Discord account of a BAYC community manager and posted a message with a link to a fake website. The … Read more

Hacker tastes own medicine as community gets back stolen NFTs

The tales of traders getting scammed out of their nonfungible tokens (NFTs)  were quite common at the peak of the NFT boom. However, in an interesting turn of events, the Solana community came together to “scam” a scammer in order to get back some stolen NFTs. It all started with the Discord channel hack of … Read more

Crypto spam increases 4000% in two years: LunarCrush

Spam and bots have been the bane of anyone that uses the internet for years, but recently this digital scourge has ramped up activity in the crypto sector in a big way. Crypto intelligence provider LunarCrush has revealed spam in the cryptosphere has increased by an astonishing 3,894%. The firm has been collecting crypto-specific social … Read more

‘Yikes!’ Elon Musk warns users against latest deepfake crypto scam

Tesla CEO Elon Musk distanced himself from yet another fabricated video promoting a cryptocurrency scam. Originally shared on Twitter, the video in question was a deepfake of Musk purportedly promoting a cryptocurrency platform boasting 30% returns on crypto deposits. Scammers made use of original footage from a TED Talk featuring Musk and curator Chris Anderson … Read more

NFT owners reminded to be vigilant after 29 Moonbirds were stolen by clicking a bad link

A Proof Collective member has fallen victim to a scam, losing 29 highly-valuable Ethereum-based Moonbirds. According to a tweet by Cirrus on Wednesday morning, the victim lost 29 Moonbird nonfungible tokens (NFTs) worth $1.5 million after clicking a malicious link shared by a scammer. 29 Moonbirds were just stolen in a hack. ~750e (~$1,500,000) in … Read more

3 red flags that signal a crypto project may be misleading investors

Satoshi Nakamoto left a large pair of shoes to fill after releasing the code for Bitcoin (BTC) to the world, helping to establish the network, then vanishing without so much as a trace.  Over the years, the crypto ecosystem has seen many developers and protocol creators rise in stature to become crypto messiahs for faithful … Read more