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# cryptocurrency

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Founder of Binance crypto exchange admits failing to prevent money laundering
Changpeng Zhao pleaded guilty to one count of failure to maintain an effective anti-money-laundering programme.
Last month
November 2023
Poll: Have you ever bought cryptocurrency?
The trial of FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried shook the cryptocurrency world.
FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried found guilty on all counts of massive crypto fraud
He now faces up to 110 years behind bars.
Prosecutor tells jury to follow 'pyramid of deceit' to convict FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried
Bankman-Fried was arrested last December after the collapse of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange platform he opened in 2019.
This year
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried intends to testify at cryptocurrency fraud trial, says lawyer
Former employees say Bankman-Fried stole billions of dollars from his customers and investors over several years.
RTÉ warns of social media 'deep fake' reports pretending to be from national broadcaster
Fake ‘RTÉ’ ads and links online have reportedly tried to sell social media users cryptocurrency.
Debunked: YouTube ads feature Elon Musk in deepfake videos pushing cryptocurrency scams
An AI-generated Irish newsreader was also used in one fraudulent video.
Debunked: Fake RTÉ posts about Anne Doyle are a hoax to promote a cryptocurrency scheme
Similar hoaxes promoting cryptocurrency have featured other Irish celebrities.
US regulator sues cryptocurrency platform Coinbase, a day after filing charges against Binance
The US regulator has stepped up its oversight of cryptocurrency, an approach that Coinbase slammed today.
Debunked: Fake Tommy Tiernan interview with Eamon Ryan is part of a cryptocurrency fraud network
“We just got an urgent call from the Bank of Ireland. They demand to stop this broadcast right this second…”
Gardaí seeing 'tragic cases' of people investing life savings into crypto scams
Gardaí say Irish criminals are moving into the area of online fraud to make money.
Co-founder of collapsed crypto exchange pleads not guilty to fraud
FTX and its sister trading house Alameda Research went bankrupt in November, dissolving a virtual trading business that at one point had been valued by the market at $32 billion.
Last year
Kim Kardashian to pay $1.26 million in penalties over cryptocurrency promotion
The star has agreed to cooperate with US officials in their ongoing investigation.
Financial advisor warns against hoax crypto ads featuring Leo Varadkar and other public figures
Users of multiple websites reported encountering the false ad featuring the FG leader in recent weeks.
More than €5.4 million returned to six victims of crypto theft in 2021
The Criminal Assets Bureau 2021 annual report outlined the details of the fraud.
Do you really understand what NFTs and the blockchain are? Here's an A-Z of tech terms
Let us help.
Uefa slammed for 'incomprehensible move' with cryptocurrency fan token company
The sale of fan tokens has been criticised as a means of monetising fan engagement.
Couple arrested as US seizes $3.6 billion of stolen bitcoin in record haul
The couple face up to 20 years in prison.
Poll: Have you bought any cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity in recent years.
Ireland's advertising watchdog aware of 'increasing concern' over misleading cryptocurrency ads
Spain and the United Kingdom have both unveiled new rules aimed at tightening advertising standards for crypto-assets.
Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices
Police “confiscated 272 different anti-miner devices used for the production of Bitcoin”, a statement said.
All time
The Explainer: Why are you hearing so much about cryptocurrency?
Alpha Wealth’s Nick Charalambous and our own Ian Curran explain the highs and lows of crypto.
Poll: Have you ever bought cryptocurrency?
Scams involving the currency are on the rise.
Warning over 'get rich quick' scams involving cryptocurrencies
People are being conned out of up to €50k.
Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020
Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/
For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword
The EU-level rules put more of an onus on companies to monitor customer activity.
Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland
Icelandic police arrested 11 people.
Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says
It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.
This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.
European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic
A Bitcoin ‘mine’ was discovered in a raid on the cartel last month.
Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again)
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has called bitcoin a “fraud”.
Cryptocurrencies: 'Lack of regulation means investors can make a lot of money fast'
There’s nothing cryptic about your cryptocurrency tax obligations though, writes Barry Flanagan.
The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple
Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.
PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments
The company has teamed up with three bitcoin payment processors, allowing sellers to accept bitcoin as payment for digital goods.
Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on
The new currency has been backed by Stripe, founded by the Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, but is it worth taking note of?
Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change
Coin Pocket has become the first bitcoin trading app to be approved by Apple since it updated its App Store review guidelines.
Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments
Apps can now accept payments from “approved virtual currencies” although Apple hasn’t said which ones qualify.
Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…
Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.