Texas regulators issued an unconditional cease and desist order to the ‘cryptocurrency bank’ AriseBank on Jan. 26., halting services to state’s residents (Cointelegraph).
The FBI has warned internet users about false death threats as a new method of cryptocurrency extortion (Cointelegraph).
After users claimed they never received funds, a Berlin-based exchange Crypto.exchange Bmgh was ordered to immediately stop acting as a financial broker by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (Coindesk).
Bitcoin prices slide after the biggest crypto breach. Over the weekend, Coincheck said it would use its own funds to pay back the customers who were hacked of 46.3 billion yen ($426 million) (MarketWatch).
The loss of value due to Phantom Bitcoin, which are Bitcoins mined/bought that are now missing/unusable, is described. A study conducted last year found about 22 percent of Bitcoins are missing, leaving as little as 13.21 million Bitcoins to actually be transacted (Forbes).
Questions like, “Do I have to declare money made with Bitcoin?” and “How much do I have to pay?” are answered (Fortune).
Federal judges in Brooklyn, New York are about to rule on of whether or not the U.S. has the authority to regulate cryptocurrency (Fortune).
An article doubting the knowledge and capabilities of self-described “cryptogeniuses,” and the substance of what is discussed in cryptocurrency debates (Fortune).