Tag: Years

Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $ 5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Ortiz was arrested last year and accused of hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 people. He […]

10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History

10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History Over the last 12 hours, cryptocurrency supporters across the globe have been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block which was mined at approximately 18:15:05 UTC. Die-hard crypto enthusiasts believe the software released by the anonymous creator […]

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade This time last year, altcoiners were jubilant at the soaring value of their respective cryptos, while gloating at BTC’s diminishing dominance. “Penny coins” such as Ripple, Iota, and Verge were rocketing, with fanboys decrying any media outlets that dared to […]

‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin In October, an early access game called Crypto Crisis was released on the digital distribution platform Steam. The recently launched title rewinds time to the year 2009 and lets players mine coins on a simulation of the […]

Sberbank CEO: Expects Industrial Blockchain Adoption in Under Two Years

Sberbank CEO: Expects Industrial Blockchain Adoption in Under Two Years The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years. Blockchain Adoption Gref believes the technology […]

Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business Bitcoin trader Jacob Burrell-Campos pleaded guilty this week in a U.S. federal court to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. The 21-year-old San Diego native is now awaiting sentencing and faces a maximum of five years in […]

U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins

U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins An American man has pled guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, having sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin on LocalBitcoins.com Cointelegraph.com News

Ukraine Plans to Fully Legalize Cryptocurrencies Within Three Years

Ukraine Plans to Fully Legalize Cryptocurrencies Within Three Years The government in Kiev intends to legalize cryptocurrencies and comprehensively regulate the fintech sector as part of a new public policy developed by the economy ministry. The process may take up to three years to complete but eventually the industry built […]