Indictment Order Issued Against Leaders of the Geek Group for Their Role Using BTC in an Illegal Money Transmission Business

A U.S. District Court has indicted three individuals behind the now-defunct Geek Group for their role in running an illegal money transmission business that used bitcoin to move funds across states. According to the indictment documents, it was Christopher Allan Boden then president of the Geek Group, who “sold bitcoin to numerous customers, in exchange for U.S. currency, primarily cash.” Violation of Money Transmission Laws The indictment of Boden and his accomplices comes more than two years after federal law enforcement raided the Michigan-based not-for-profit organization. Immediately after the raid,…

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Russian Court Orders Mining Firm Cryptouniverse to Face New Trial on Fraud

A major Russian mining firm is facing legal troubles in St. Petersburg, as three individuals are accusing the company of fraud. Cryptouniverse will now face a trial after a city court issued a criminal case order during the week. A District Court Rejected to Launch a Criminal Case Against the Firm in 2020 According to RBC, the St. Petersburg City Court accepted the appeal of three customers of Cryptouniverse — a bitcoin (BTC) and litecoin (LTC) miner founded in 2018 — and considered the case should go before a trial.…

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Taraxa Wants to Put Every Informal Transaction on the Record, Unveils Details About the Upcoming TGE

PRESS RELEASE. The Taraxa Foundation, a non-profit body supervising research and development of the Taraxa project, announced a public sale kicking off on March 4 at 6 PM PST. The token sale follows the launch of Taraxa’s public testnet and the release of a flagship application, with the main purpose of distributing TARA tokens to community members and funding ongoing technology and community development. Participants will be required to provide documentation and verify their eligibility in order to participate. The offer is not being made within the United States or…

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John McAfee Indicted by DOJ Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

Tech entrepreneur and former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on money laundering and fraud charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI unsealed the indictment charging McAfee and his associate Jimmy Watson with securities fraud. John McAfee Indicted by US Law Enforcement for Fraud and Money Laundering Tied to Crypto Schemes According to a press release published by the DoJ on March 5, John McAfee has been indicted for a number of charges tied…

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$1 Million per BTC in 10 Years: ‘In Terms of Dollars Bitcoin Is Going to Infinity,’ Says Kraken CEO

While bitcoin prices have been coasting along between $46k to $48k during the last three days a number of proponents are still bullish about the crypto asset’s long-term value. On Thursday, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell said that he thinks bitcoin could easily reach a million-dollar valuation per coin. “When you measure it in terms of dollars, you have to think it’s going to infinity,” Powell insists. Bitcoin to Infinity and Beyond During the last few weeks as bitcoin (BTC) prices saw a climactic rise above the $58k handle a number…

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South Korean Moms Are Taking the Lead in Buying Bitcoin Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic

As bitcoin prices keep exchanging hands above the $48k handle as of press time, South Korea notices a particular growing trend in a specific profile of crypto investors. A recent study revealed that a new era of “crypto moms” is emerging across the board in the country. Millennials Are Lagging Far Behind, Says Study Per Maeil Kyungjae, citing data from research firm Wiseapp, females aged 40-49 in the Asian country have been actively buying bitcoin (BTC) in recent weeks. The data was collected via major domestic exchanges such as Upbit…

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$2 Billion Merger: Bitcoin Miner Cipher Going Public Backed by Fidelity and Morgan Stanley

Cipher Mining, a bitcoin mining operation of Bitfury, has announced that it is going public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal values the combined company at $2 billion, with funding from investors such as Morgan Stanley and Fidelity. Cipher Mining Technologies Inc., a newly formed U.S.-based bitcoin mining operation of Bitfury, announced Friday it will go public through a merger with Good Works Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GWAC). The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. According to Cipher Mining, the deal values…

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Galileo Exchange Presents the GLT Token and Introduces ‘Zero Edge’ Trading

Galileo Exchange is an innovative ‘hybrid’ trading platform built with elements of a crypto exchange, a DeFi project, and a gaming platform. It combines these essential elements to bring trustworthiness, innovation, value and entertainment. Among the most interesting features it introduces are the Gelt (GLT) token and ‘Zero Edge’ trading. Zero Fees, Zero Spread, Zero Commissions Galileo Exchange is a breakthrough in trader engagement, fun, and profitability. The platform is designed for leveling the playing field by removing all frictions to trading, offering excellent user experience, super-fast action, high-profit potential,…

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Microstrategy Acquires Another $10 Million in Bitcoin, Company Balance Sheet Nears 100K BTC

On Friday, the incorporated and publicly listed business intelligence (BI) firm, Microstrategy announced the company has acquired an additional $10 million in bitcoin. The company’s CEO Michael Saylor revealed the latest purchase on Twitter with a link to a Form 8-K Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing registered on March 5, 2021. Microstrategy’s Bitcoin Buying Spree Continues Microstrategy continues its bitcoin (BTC) buying spree announcing it bought an additional $10 million worth on Monday. The BI company’s CEO revealed the new acquisition on Friday, March 5, when he tweeted about…

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‘The Fed Is Trapped’- Erratic Bond Markets, Exhausted Supplies, Analyst Says Tsunami of Treasury Issuances Underway

The U.S. Federal Reserve is in a predicament as fiscal deficits erode the American economy and the nation is seeing a spike in benchmark 10-year Treasury yields. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed zero worries about inflation during an interview at a Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit on Thursday. Powell didn’t explain when the easy-money policies would end and after his commentary, U.S. bonds and stocks saw a massive sell-off. The US Fed Juggles Shaky Treasury Yields and Easy-Money Policies On March 3, 2021, Reuters reported on how the…

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