Ethereum 

Ethereum Dev Arrested After Speaking at North Korea Crypto Conference

Virgil Griffith, a developer who currently works with the Ethereum Foundation, has been arrested upon arrival in the US after speaking at the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in North Korea in April. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday that Griffith had been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thanksgiving Day. The complaint against the Ethereum developer, which was made by FBI Special Agent Brandon M. Cavanaugh, alleges that he was in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act for…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Denies Money Laundering as Crypto Capital President Arrested

Bitfinex has denied accusations of money laundering and claimed that it was a “victim of fraud” after the president of Crypto Capital was arrested in Greece yesterday. Ivan Manuel Molina Lee was arrested in Greece and extradited to the Polish capital of Warsaw yesterday, where he has been charged with being part of an international drug cartel and money-laundering operation that allegedly siphoned funds between South America and Europe. Crypto Capital has been described as a “shadow bank” at the center of a fraud investigation into Bitfinex and its sister…

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Blockchain 

OneCoin Leader Arrested in New York

US prosecutors have arrested one leader of the OneCoin project for stealing billions from investors through the alleged pyramid scheme. Ruja Ignatova and Konstantin Ignatov have been indicted by the State of New York for wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. Ignatov was arrested this week, however, Ignatova remains at large. The pair defrauded investors out of “billions of dollars” using fake cryptocurrency. OneCoin Prosecutors are calling the OneCoin project a pyramid scheme whereby members work on a commissions basis and try to recruit other members to the project.…

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