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Police Nabs Four Ukrainians for Running Fake Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Ukraine’s National Police nabbed four suspects, who reportedly ran six fake cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. They were arrested last week from Dnipro city, after which their homes were raided, and several computers and smartphones were seized. The police do not have any report on the stolen funds yet.

The alleged culprits lured users by promoting the exchanges with fake positive ratings and online reviews. The police reportedly said that the suspects had “special knowledge and skills in the field of programming” and “have created their own CMS-system for managing the content of exchange sites.”

During the raid of the suspects’ homes, the police reportedly seized computers, flash drives, smartphones, and other devices. According to a spokesperson for the Ukrainian National Police, “the list of sites is not complete.” Now authorities are asking users to provide information about whether they were deceived by fraudulent exchanges before.

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received an additional emergency court order to freeze the assets of Dominic Lacroix, owner of PlexCorps. Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer, were accused of violating securities law in respect to the PlexCoin initial coin offering (ICO) conducted by PlexCorps in August last year. The ICO reportedly raised $15 million from “thousands of investors.”

 

Source: Cointelegraph.com

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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How the Blockchain Technology is going to change the world’s shipping industry?

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How the Blockchain Technology is going to change the world’s shipping industry?
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Like in many other industries from oil tankers to cryptocurrencies the key is none other than blockchain, which is an electronic ledger system that is allowing the transactions for verifying autonomously. The benefits from this technology is not confined only for shipping, however, but for improving communications and border administration and that is resulting in generating an additional $1 trillion in global trade, as per the World Economic Forum.

For the purpose of moving the goods, when a cargo owner books space on a ship, then the shipping paper trail begins. It is must and should for the documents for filling and approving before cargo could be able to enter or leave a port. A single shipment is required with a several hundreds of pages, that are needed for the sake of being physically delivered for dozens of different agencies, banks bureaus and other entities. The paperwork and the processes are really important for global trade and are even deemed as one of its biggest burdens. Blockchain enables the real time tracking of its cargo and documents.

What are the financial areas that the Blockchain tranform?

Totally the media is transformed by the digital revolution.

There are six major financial areas that are going to be transformed by the Blockchain. They are as follows:

[01.] Cross Border Transaction Infrastructure.

[02.] Digital Assets classified As a Type of Asset.

[03.] Governance And Markets.

[04.] Regulatory Reporting And Compliance.

[05.] Clearing And Settlement.

[06.] Accounting And Auditing.

When majority of databases are snapshots of a moment in time, Blockchain databases are built from their own transaction history. They are a history of itself, a database with context, a self contained system or record. In fact, the implications for auditing and accounting are profound. Most popularly bitcoins are used in the online gambling industry, there are several bitcoin casinos accepting wide range of cryptocurrencies. Today, most of the players prefer to play games at bitcoin casinos.

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China cracks its first cryptocurrency gambling racket

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The Chinese police has cracked a gambling ring that uses an illegal cryptocurrency for betting on World Cup matches. The company got bets worth US$1.5 billion in cryptocurrency. This is believed to be the first ever cryptocurrency-based betting ring in the country.

The Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department released a statement late last week announcing that police had arrested six people suspected of running the syndicate, which operated on the dark web and attracted around 330,000 users. All bets were placed using digital currencies.

According to the statement, around 5 million yuan in cash and 10 million yuan in cryptocurrencies have been seised.

Discovery of the cryptocurrency ring formed part of a broader operation by Chinese police against illegal World Cup betting, with the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department revealing it has arrested more than 540 people suspected of being involved in online gambling rings, shut down more than 70 gambling apps and websites and seized more than 260 million yuan in funds during the Russia World Cup.

Police said they had organized a series of 21 raids in locations such as Guangdong, Guangxi and Sichuan as part of a coordinated operation.

“The online gambling crime gangs were closely organized, with a mostly pyramid-style organizational structure, recruiting agents at various levels, developing members at various levels and profiting from the middle members’ betting amount,” police explained.

The websites also utilized familiar casino names such as “Crown” and “New Lisboa” to attract customers.

Only last week Chinese social media giant Tencent announced that it had shut down 50,000 accounts on its hugely popular WeChat app for involvement in illegal gambling activities.

However, Guangdong police described the discovery of the cryptocurrency ring as unique due to it being “the first case of using bitcoin for online gambling” and “the most representative of new online gambling cases.”

 

Source: asgam.com

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Cryptocurrency-based Company Change Launches Bitcoin App With No Trading Fees

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TALLINN, Estonia, July 18, 2018  — Change, a Singaporean-founded company based in Estonia has launched a mobile application for buying and converting between different virtual assets with zero commission fees.

As cryptocurrencies become mainstream, consumers look for options to add the novelty asset class to their portfolios. Unfortunately, this is often an expensive endeavor, as most cryptocurrency brokers and exchanges charge buying fees that can go up to 5%.

The app currently supports Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Litecoin, and Tether, and is available for iOS and Android, to residents of the European Economic Area, under the name of “Change Wallet”.

According to a survey by ING launched in June, two in three individuals in Europe have heard of cryptocurrencies. Although only 9% of Europeans own cryptocurrencies, 25% plan on owning some in the future.

On a live interview with  BBC World News, Change’s CEO Kristjan Kangro has said cryptocurrencies will soon be used just as much as traditional currencies by the masses when paying for good and services.

“I’m backing this project because I think it’s got an extremely great future, and I see that Change is going to have challenges going forward. I have no doubt that this business is going to thrive and grow globally over the coming years.” – Roger Crook, former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding.

Change has several new product releases slated for roll out in 2018, including a subscription plan for advanced users.

Change is a mobile first cryptocurrency finance platform in Europe. Following one of Asia’s largest ever crowdfunded raises, Change now allows customers to buy and convert cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Ripple with zero fees.

 

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