US Tracks Journalists, Chelsea Manning Goes to Jail, and More Security News This Week

A surprisingly common password, an NSA spy program winds down, and more security news this...

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New Film Shows How Bellingcat Cracks the Web's Toughest Cases

*Truth in a Post Truth World* takes a closer look at a team of remarkably resourceful investigative journalists.

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Bitcointopia Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners
Mar10

Bitcointopia Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners

The founder of a scheme called Bitcointopia to sell land in the U.S. state of Nevada to bitcoiners has admitted in a federal court that some land was not his to sell. Previously arrested for selling BTC to an undercover agent through Localbitcoins, he also pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed money transmitting business. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval Bitcointopia Founder Admits Fraud...

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US Marshals Seeks New Recruit to Dispose of Seized Crypto
Mar10

US Marshals Seeks New Recruit to Dispose of Seized Crypto

The U.S. Marshals is looking to hire an individual who can manage cryptocurrencies for the Asset Forfeiture Division. Over the last few years, the law enforcement agency has seized thousands of bitcoins from a variety of investigations. Now the Marshals are in need someone who is competent enough to handle matters like wallet creation, managing blockchain forks, and token transfers. Also read: Onecoin Leaders Indicted in the U.S. for...

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Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone Awry
Mar10

Market Maker Sues Lawyer Over $4 Million BTC Transaction Gone Awry

Market making and over-the-counter trading firm GSR Markets is taking legal action against lawyer Diana McDonald, who is accused of pocketing $2 million from a $4 million BTC transaction in which she acted as an escrow. Also Read: In the Daily: Bitcoin Begging, NEM Foundation Fights to Survive, Huobi Prime GSR Markets Sues Lawyer Over Missing $2 Million Hong Kong-based GSR Markets is taking legal action against a lawyer who was to act...

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