$BTC im not rushing into this yet but 2023 could be a nice long year to accumulate.. 4 digits here we go! #Bitcoin #information
$BTC successfully found its bottom at the 2017 ATH and 2020 breakout at around $20k.. lets see how high we rally here in LTF before further down moves inc. Alerts @ ~$26.5k and ~$29k. #pretrade
$ETH testing the htf s/r after breaking out of the ltf downtrend.. would love to see it back above $2950 for bullish ltf trend flip! #information
The Block is a cryptocurrency-focus media outlet that was originally founded in 2018 by Mike Dudas. In 2020, Michael McCaffrey became CEO of the company, and in 2021 he led a buyout to make the company employee-owned. Dudas says that at the time, he believed "McCaffrey's family was wealthy and loaned him money to buy out [his stake] and the VCs so the team could assume full independent ownership."
More on web3isgreat• 2022-12-10
Over $600 million was mysteriously withdrawn from FTX and FTX US late on November 11, despite the company freezing withdrawals. An FTX account administrator wrote on the FTX support Telegram, "FTX has been hacked. FTX apps are malware. Delete them. Chat is open. Don't go on FTX site as it might download Trojans". The message was pinned by FTX General Counsel Ryne Miller. Miller later wrote on Twitter, "Investigating abnormalities with wallet movements related to consolidation of ftx balances across exchanges - unclear facts as other movements not clear. Will share more info as soon as we have it."
More on web3isgreat• 2022-11-12
Aaaand there it goes. FTX announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. Sam Bankman-Fried resigned as CEO. SBF had spoken about trying to raise additional funds. In leaked Slack messages, he had allegedly written that "One could maybe say, if they wanted to be optimistic, that we have a lot theoretically in and/or potentially for the raise". No one was actually saying this.
More on web3isgreat• 2022-11-11
The U.S. Treasury sanctioned Ethereum’s “best-known coin mixing service,” Tornado Cash (https://tornado.cash). On August 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the Tornado Cash Ethereum mixing service. According to the Treasury’s announcement, purported criminals have laundered more than $7 billion worth of cryptocurrency through the service since 2019. The Lazarus Group allegedly laundered $455 million worth of cryptocurrency through Tornado Cash. The Treasury has used money laundering by the Lazarus Group as partial justification for sanctioning other cryptocurrency exchanges, including Blender.io.
More on Darknetlive• 2022-08-10
A federal grand jury returned a 33-count superseding indictment charging two cryptocurrency exchange operators with money laundering and other financial crimes. In March 2021, a grand jury returned a 20-count indictment charging Ian Freeman, Colleen Fordham, Renee Spinella, Andrew Spinella, “Nobody” (formerly Richard Paul), and Aria DiMezzo with an assortment of financial crimes related to the operation of a “virtual currency exchange business in violation of federal anti-money laundering laws and regulations, including those requiring money transmitting businesses to meet registration and reporting requirements.”
More on Darknetlive• 2022-04-28
Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht will see his $183 million debt wiped out following the seizure of $3 billion in bitcoin connected to an unnamed Silk Road hacker, according to a court filing. In 2015, Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was also ordered to pay $183 million in restitution, a figure calculated from the total illegal sales on Silk Road using an exchange rate at the time of each transaction. Court documents in 2020 reveal that the Justice Department seized 69,370 bitcoins from a hacker who moved the trove to a private wallet in April 2013.
More on CoinDesk• 2022-04-22
Halving is an anti-inflation mechanism implemented, in the Bitcoin network. As the name suggests a reduction in the supply of new coins is cut by half (50%).
This causes BTC inflation to fall cyclically.
It takes place whenever 210,000 blocks have been mined which is roughly around once every 4 years.
Current mining rewards are 6.25 bitcoins.
Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System