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Bitcoin Falls Due to Plus Token Scam?: Total of 3 Billion, 1% of the Bitcoin Total Supply Stolen
Bitcoin’s price fell sharply, dropping from over $9,100 from last week, March 6 to an all time low of roughly $3,800 this morning on Friday, March 12. Could this price movement coincided with reports of movements by funds associated with the PlusToken scam back in September 2019? While the amount of Bitcoin did move from PlusToken addresses over to various renowned exchanges during the weekend, only a small amount of money had been transferred. Where exactly did all the cryptos go?
2 Japanese Arrested for buying NEM coins involved in CoinCheck hack
Coin Check, a Japan crypto exchange platform that was hacked in January 2018 in one of the largest crypto exchange hacks across the world. In which, hackers had believed to have made over $500 million worth of NEM (XEM) tokens. These men are accused of buying NEM tokens through a dark web site that violates the nation’s laws and are said to have purchased the coins while knowing the origin of these tokens.
Ethereum Scam: Live Streaming of Tesla Founder Elon Musk Surfaces on YouTube Requesting Ethereum Deposits
A new Ethereum scam has surfaced on YouTube and this time, they are using Tesla founder Elon Musk as bait. The scammers are requesting Ethereum deposits between 5 and 500 ETH in order to verify crypto addresses, for a benefit of a x2 return on their investment. They also promised users: “Once we receive your transaction, the outgoing transaction is processed to your address. Every address that is sent too late, gets their BTC immediately sent back.”
Blockchain: Brave and TAP Network Partners up to Connect Internet users and Over 250,000 Famous Brands into the Crypto Market!
Through this partnership with TAP, Brave have developed a reward system where users in the US can redeem BAT tokens for gift cards from hundreds of national brands such as: American Airlines, Xbox Starbucks and Playstation! Currently, Brave has a total of over 12 million monthly active users which then will have the chance to opt in to the Brave Rewards to view relevant privacy-preserving Brave Ads in exchange for earning BAT.