Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

Europol, in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, the Dutch police, Eurojust, and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), has coordinated the arrests of six people suspected of stealing over $27 million in cryptocurrency, according to a press release on June 25.The attackers reportedly were involved in typosquatting, a fraudulent means to steal credentials by setting...

Samourai Wallet Releases Privacy-Enhancing CoinJoin Feature

Samourai Wallet has unveiled a beta version of Whirlpool, a CoinJoin service that enhances transaction privacy. The company previously said that Whirlpool would be released to operate on Dojo, a much awaited bitcoin node built to work with the wallet. This added feature disassociates crypto senders and their recipients, and makes it difficult to track the financial exchange. Samourai, a leading wallet...

Ex-Trump Economist Joins ‘Crypto Central Bank’ After Failed Fed Bid

Stephen Moore, who recently rescinded his bid to join the Federal Reserve, announced plans to start his own cryptocurrency-based mini-Fed – billed as “the world’s decentralized central bank,” according to Fox Business. A pitch deck sent exclusively to Fox allegedly said Moore has teamed with a group of unnamed entrepreneurs to develop a “central bank” – ironically called “Decentral” – aimed...

Square Is Expanding Access to Bitcoin Deposits for Cash App Users

Payments company Square is rolling out bitcoin deposits for its mobile Cash App. The app, available on both Android and iOS, now supports deposits for at least some users, according to Twitter posts by bitcoiners and a check by a CoinDesk reporter of his own Square account Tuesday. Previously, users could purchase or sell bitcoin, as well as transfer the cryptocurrency to...