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Crypto Casualty
Crypto Casualty

A Sherpa Was Killed During a Cryptocurrency Promotional Climb on Everest

In what may be the first crypto casualty, a Sherpa was killed during an attempt to summit Everest and bury a cryptocurrency wallet at the peak.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.5.18
ruh roh
ruh roh

An Alleged $660 Million ICO Scam Sparked a Protest In Vietnam

Modern Tech JSC disappeared without a trace, allegedly leaving investors in the lurch.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.18
caveat emptor
caveat emptor

The Feds Charged the Masterminds Behind a DJ Khaled-Endorsed ICO With Fraud

The SEC charged the two guys behind a $32 million cryptocurrency scam hyped by the boxer Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled with fraud.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.3.18
Banhammer
Banhammer

Reddit Has Been Quietly Banning Cryptocurrency Ads Since 2016

Google, Facebook, and Reddit have now all banned cryptocurrency and ICO advertising on their platforms.
Jordan Pearson
3.14.18
Recap
Recap

Everything You Need to Know About the Congressional Cryptocurrency Hearing

Topics ranged from regulation for cryptocurrencies and ICOs to white nationalist extremism.
Jordan Pearson
3.14.18
Banhammer
Banhammer

Google Joins Facebook In Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

Now two of the biggest digital advertisers have banned ads for ICOs and risky financial products.
Jordan Pearson
3.14.18
somethingsomething pun
somethingsomething pun

That Sketchy Steven Seagal-Endorsed ICO Is Under Siege By State Regulators

"Bitcoiin" has run afoul of the law in New Jersey.
Jordan Pearson
3.8.18
Important Surveys
Important Surveys

From SpankChain to Bigboobscoin, Startups Keep Trying to Get People to Pay for Sex on the Blockchain

I reviewed the cryptocurrencies that want you to buy sex toys and "dates."
Jessica Klein
3.3.18
Mysteries
Mysteries

A Hacker Returned $17 Million In Stolen Ethereum

Why would a thief return their spoils?
Jordan Pearson
3.2.18
Petro
Petro

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Launch Was Amateur Hour

A last-minute blockchain switch saw scammers trying to cash in on the confusion.
Jordan Pearson
2.21.18
Narrow Misses
Narrow Misses

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

UK and US government sites were affected.
Jordan Pearson
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
regulation station
regulation station

The SEC Is Mad About All These ICOs, Wants the Government to Regulate Cryptocurrency Trading

The commission may need new powers, chairman Jay Clayton told the US Senate.
Jordan Pearson
2.6.18