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Korean Crypto Exchange Executives Fake Trading Volumes, Earn Prison Sentences

Image: Shutterstock Two major executives of Komid, a cryptocurrency exchange platform based in South Korea, have been sentenced to prison, according to a report by local Korean news outlet Blockinpress. The two individuals were convicted of falsifying trading volumes on the exchange. Choi Hyunsuk, CEO of Komid, is one of the indicted individuals. He was […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Bithumb: Researchers Uncover Likely Fake Volume

Advertisement Korean exchange Bithumb reported volumes more than 10x its summertime averages in early November. CryptoExchangeRanks.com, a research firm linked with Hacken, decided to vet the data. They made the report available to CCN and it’s at the bottom of this article. Interesting patterns were uncovered when Bithumb’s trading patterns were put under a microscope. […]

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Only Binance and Bitfinex Do Not Fake Volume, New Report Finds

The Blockchain Transparency Institute has released its December Exchange Volumes Report, delving deeper than ever before into suspected wash trading. The conclusions paint a rather damning picture. Only 2 of CoinMarketCap’s top 25 BTC pairs aren’t massively inflating actual volume. It’ll Come Out In The Wash As part of the report, the Institute used its algorithm […]

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Major Indian Business School Issues Blockchain Certs to Combat Fake Degrees

Advertisement India’s top ten business school, SP Jain School of Global Management, has issued 1,189 blockchain-based certificates to graduands who recently obtained degrees and professional certifications. The certificates which are now live on the Ethereum blockchain will allow prospective employers and other parties to verify the authenticity of a job seeker’s educational qualifications without having […]

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Greg Maxwell: Bitcoin SV ‘Maybe’ the ‘Real Fake Bitcoin’ – ‘But Who Cares?’

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Greg Maxwell made headlines recently when an e-mail he’d sent to “Fake Satoshi” Craig S. Wright was revealed to the public. Parts of the e-mail were published on CoinGeek. Maxwell is quoted as saying: I believe it would be adverse for interests that concern me if your influence or prominence in […]

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Scam Me Once: Twitter Promotes Fake Elon Musk’s ‘Bitcoic’ Giveaway

Twitter has come under fire from cryptocurrency commentators once again after the social network began actively promoting an ongoing scam involving a Bitcoin giveaway. ‘Elon Musk’ Offers Millions of Dollars in ‘Bitcoic’ The scam, which has involved various accounts in recent weeks, currently revolves around a fake Elon Musk account using the hijacked Twitter handle […]

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3.2 GB Block Sizes: Developers Bash Bitcoin Climate Change Study as ‘Fake News’

Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd joined the backlash against a “fake news” report about Bitcoin’s impact on global warming October 29. This occurred after multiple appearances in mainstream media publications. Nature‘s ‘Naive Assumptions’ Originally published by Nature, the brief report claims that Bitcoin (BTC) 00 mining could help increase temperatures by over 2 degrees Celsius […]

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PSA: Hackers Are Using Fake Flash Updates to Hide Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Advertisement It has been discovered that fake Adobe Flash updates are being used to surreptitiously install cryptocurrency mining malware on computers and networks, creating severe losses in time, system performance, and power consumption for affected users. Cryptojacking Breaks New Ground While fake Flash updates that push malware have traditionally been easy to spot and avoid, […]