Tag: Police

Dutch Police Shuts Down Bitcoin Mixing Service Bestmixer

In the Bitcoin world, there are many services which are a different type of gray. Not everything is black and white where cryptocurrencies are concerned by any means. Bestmixer, one of the more popular Bitcoin mining services, has been shut down by Dutch officials. A remarkable development, albeit it is not entirely surprising either. Curtain Call for Bestmixer Ever since Bitcoin mixing services first came to market, there have been …
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New Robot Cop Acts as a Liaison When Pulling Over Drivers

Numerous attempts have been launched to merge police work and robots. Although the end result remains somewhat controversial, some serious progress has been made. One particular experiment involves using a robot cop to serve as the first contact when a driver is pulled over on the road. A remarkable idea which is still in the early stages of development. Robot Cop Performs Traffic Stops in the Real World When most …
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Japanese Police Arrest Former XRP Exchange Operator on Fraud Charges

We have seen the arrests of multiple cryptocurrency exchange operators over the past few years. In particular, people who run such businesses without the proper licenses find themselves in a world of trouble sooner or later. In Japan, the police have arrested one individual who allegedly ran a Ripple-related exchange business. He scammed at least one investor out of a deposit, which made him a person of interest to the …
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Canadian Woman Scammed By Purported Cop Using Bitcoin ATMs

According to Canadian news sources, there is a new type of Bitcoin-related scam making the rounds. A story on the CBC website mentions how a woman was asked to make several cash deposits to cryptocurrency ATMs over several days. It is estimated around C$17,000 was obtained from just this one victim. The criminal’s choice to use Bitcoin raises a lot of questions, especially considering that the largest cryptocurrency is anything but an anonymous payment method. …
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