Though he played a central role in the company’s affairs, Ryan Salame has escaped the worst of the negative press directed at founder Sam Bankman-Fried and Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison.
FBI special agent Daniel Sirmons believes that funds deposited into Binance accounts are from ransomware attacks and, thus, subject to civil forfeiture, a move the exchange said it wouldn't comply with.
Cybercriminals have been replicating web apps of digital assets companies and financial institutions to defraud investors, even using logos and information of legitimate companies, according to the FBI.
The FBI is reported to be teaming up with liquidators managing the assets of Mirror Trading International, acting on behalf of U.S.-based investors who have been left short in the collapse of the exchange.
The OIG called on FBI to implement a better strategy for not just its dark web investigations, but also for digital currency-related activities.
When FBI tried to arrest Matthew Piercey on Monday, he jumped on to pickup truck and led them on a wild chase that went off-road twice.
A former employee of defunct digital currency fund Bitsonar is now accusing the firm of engaging in deliberate fraud.
The FBI claims that yet another teenager may have been the second mastermind—this time a 16-year-old from Massachusetts.
U.S. authorities have seized a COVID-19-related domain which was being sold on a darknet market for BTC. The seller claimed it would be perfect to scam people.
The U.S. federal law enforcement department says it has irrefutable evidence that the Russian celebrity laundered money using BTC.