Tag: scams

Oct 12 2020

Kate Winslet to act in Hollywood flick showing $4 billion Ethereum scam OneCoin

Oct 12 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture scams

Kate Winslet is scheduled to star in an upcoming Hollywood movie chronicling the rise and fall of OneCoin, a notorious Ethereum-based Ponzi scheme that raked in $4 billion from victims worldwide. Called “Fake!,” the movie based on the book by Jen McAdam with Douglas Thompson, based on the true-life story of Jen McAdam and her involvement with the OneCoin Ponzi scheme. The book...

Oct 11 2020

Trust no one: Founders of once-$50 million Ethereum coin “rug pull” users

Oct 11 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis ethusd scams

While the Ethereum decentralized finance space has cooled down dramatically since the euphoria seen in August and September, the space is still rife with scammers. In fact, relative to the number of legitimate projects launching, it appears that there are a large number of scams. This much was made clear when a DeFi project that was live for nearly two months "rug pulled"...

Oct 05 2020

‘Morris Coin’ Ponzi Scheme Busted: 36-Year-Old Man Arrested in India

Police were tipped off by someone who was not directly involved in the Ponzi scheme.

Sep 23 2020

The short and sad story of $FEW, an unsuccessful attempt to recreate $MEME

Sep 23 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins defi ethusd scams

A group of around 50 crypto influencers was busted in an unsuccessful attempt to pump $FEW after screenshots of their closed Telegram group surfaced on Twitter. And while the token failed to launch, the intent behind the group—to recreate the massive success the $MEME coin saw—remains clear. While most prominent members of the group said that the project was a joke gone wrong,...

Jul 23 2020

Was The CryptoForHealth Twitter Hack Good For Bitcoin?

Jul 23 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cryptoforhealth hacks scams twitter

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! As I prepared to send this newsletter out last week, something strange happened. In the afternoon of July 15, a colleague alerted a Bitcoin Magazine Slack channel that the Twitter accounts for major cryptocurrency exchange Binance and its...

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