• The DOJ has charged a Nevada man involved in a $45M CoinDeal crypto scheme.
• Treasury sanctioned Huriya CEO’s Tether address over Russia connections.
• Worldcoin is facing privacy concerns as a black market is emerging for its biometric verification process.
DOJ Charges Nevada Man Involved in $45M Crypto Scheme
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged a Nevada man with fraud and money laundering for his role in a $45 million cryptocurrency scheme. According to the DOJ, the accused, whose name was not revealed, participated in an unregistered offering of securities related to CoinDeal tokens and other cryptocurrencies. He allegedly used false statements and omissions to induce investors into buying the digital assets from him. He also laundered proceeds from the sale of these coins through several bank accounts and cryptocurrency exchanges.
Treasury Sanctions Tether Address Over Russia Connections
The U.S Treasury Department has issued sanctions against Huriya CEO’s Tether address over its alleged connections to Russian actors involved in malicious cyber activities. According to Treasury officials, this action is intended to disrupt any illicit activities that could be conducted using digital currencies such as Tether or USDT-based tokens. This move follows reports that have linked several high-profile Russians with malicious cyber activities such as ransomware attacks and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaigns against major financial institutions worldwide.
Worldcoin Faces Privacy Concerns
Worldcoin, the high-profile cryptocurrency venture spearheaded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, is facing privacy concerns as a black market has emerged for the biometric information that is required for the project’s verification process – iris scans of users‘ eyes which are captured by Worldcoin’s „Orb“ device and generate anonymized accounts in return for free cryptocurrency tokens. This unexpected development poses significant privacy and security challenges to the rapidly growing cryptocurrency industry as individuals in China are reportedly acquiring detailed iris scans illegally.
Cardano Founder Calls Ethereum Classic ‚Scam‘
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson recently called Ethereum Classic a “scam” after Ergo was excluded from the Proof-of-Work Summit held earlier this month due to lack of interest from developers within their own community . Hoskinson made it clear that he believes that Ergo provides more relevant solutions than Ethereum Classic does when it comes to blockchain technology research, making it worth including at events like these instead of ETC projects which don’t offer much value except speculation opportunities on price movements .