Law Enforcement Archive

Deep Web Confusion: Ostensible Alphabay Admin ‘Desnake’ Claims the Darknet Market Has Returned

In mid-July 2017, the largest darknet marketplace (DNM) Alphabay went dark and patrons didn’t

Former Monero Developer Spagni Released From US Prison, Pledges to Address Fraud Allegations

Former Monero developer Riccardo Spagni has been released from a U.S. prison where he

Payments Giant Mastercard Acquires Blockchain Intelligence Firm Ciphertrace

Mastercard, the American multinational financial services corporation, announced the company is dipping further into

Mastermind of Zimbabwean Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Vanishes With $6 Million

Reports from Zimbabwe suggest that an individual by the name of Martin Mhlanga, who

Seychelles Law Enforcement Receives Request to Probe Transfer of 230K Onecoin Bitcoins

The Seychelles Police Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) recently confirmed receiving a request for

Mining Hardware Thief Gets 3-Year Sentence in Russia

Russian authorities have investigated a number of cases involving the theft of crypto mining

Kenyans Cautioned Against Investing in BTC Company Promising Returns of 400% in Six Hours

A Kenyan regulator, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), has cautioned investors and Kenyan citizens

US Government Now Offers Informants Crypto Rewards in Addition to Bank Wires, Suitcases Full of Cash

Attendees of the Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas were introduced to a

Abkhazia Shuts Down 2 Crypto Farms, Seizes Mining Hardware

Authorities in Abkhazia have closed down two crypto mining farms that have been illegally

FBI Joins Probe Into Collapsed South African Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

In what is seen as a boost for Mirror Trading International (MTI) investors, United

Hong Kong Busts Money Laundering Ring Using Tether to Wash Millions

Authorities in Hong Kong have arrested four people suspected of money laundering a total

Shanghai Law Enforcement Officials, Scholars Talk Cryptocurrency

Representatives of law enforcement agencies and academia in Shanghai held a seminar devoted to

Ukraine Uncovers Country’s Largest Illegal Mining Farm to Date

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has located a massive coin minting facility that

Africrypt Directors Deny Allegations They Fleeced Clients as Doubts Over Actual Value Missing Bitcoins Grows

According to new reports, Raees and Ameer Cajee, the two young directors of the

DOJ Seeks Trial Attorney With Extensive Blockchain and Crypto Knowledge

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a trial attorney to help with

Tunisian Minister Says He Plans to ‘Decriminalize’ the Buying of Bitcoin

After reports that Tanzanian President Samia Hassan had asked her finance chief to look

FBI Seizes 800 Beverly Hills Safety Deposit Boxes With $86M, Attorneys Claim Fed’s Raid ‘Unconstitutional’

The Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) is under fire for an alleged unconstitutional seizure of