A former OneCoin investor named Christine Grablis is right now suing the cryptocurrency investment scheme for fraud. As an official complaint in the latest cryptocurrency news shows, the investor sues OneCoin while seeking damages and a class action suit to represent other investors which have been purportedly defrauded by the company.
The full list of defendants in the lawsuit includes Grablis on one side and OneCoin Ltd. on the other – as well as the founder of OneCoin, Ruja Ignatova along with her colleagues Konstantin Ignatov, Sebastian Greenwood, Mark Scott and other potential parties that are unnamed yet. Now that an investor sues OneCoin, the topic of the fraudulent scheme is again brought and featured by many best cryptocurrency news sites.
One Bloomberg report published on May 7 and featured on a lot of crypto currency websites shows that Ruja Ignatova (founder of OneCoin) has been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud as well as money laundering. On the other hand, the investor sues OneCoin and its other member which include Ruja’s younger brother (Konstantin) who is the purported executive at OneCoin and who was already charged with fraud and money laundering in March this year.
The investor sues OneCoin in a class action complaint where Greenwood is the co-founder and the “public face” of OneCoin. Mark Scott is listed as a licensed attorney who is using his legal knowledge to help the company launder money via hedge funds.
Grablis has hired a law firm named Silver Miller to carry out the complaint. This firm specializes in representing cryptocurrency investors and has issued a press release instructing many of the investors in the scheme that an investor sues OneCoin and that they can do the same and participate in the class action lawsuit too.
As we previously reported on our altcoin news site, OneCoin was a global phenomenon and a Ponzi Scheme that used nothing but “smoke and mirrors” tactics to maintain some air of legitimacy – scamming users to invest in the pyramid scheme and potentially hold virtual coins. Through multi level marketing (ML), the scheme sold education materials for trading along with tokens that could be used to mine OneCoins.
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Firefox Quantum Browser Adopts New Anti Cryptojacking Features
"Today’s new Firefox release continues to bring fast and private together right at the crossroads of performance and security. It includes improvements that continue to keep Firefox fast while giving you more control and assurance through new features that your personal information is safe while you’re online with us," the Firefox Quantum release notes.Previously, Mozilla warned its audience that websites can deploy scripts that may launch a crypto miner on any user's machine - even without them being aware. This practice is known as cryptojacking in the world of cryptocurrency. In order to combat these practices, the Firefox Quantum was developed as a product of partnership between Mozilla and the online privacy company Disconnect. The crypto mining blocker was created to block people on their browser. As of now, users can toggle an opt-in feature that would block would-be cryptojackers from taking advantage of spare computing power and mining cryptocurrencies. Users can take a look and see how much faster Firefox is today at the following video, which went viral on many best cryptocurrency news sites because of the anti-cryptojacking features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzqJ09_cn28 In August 2018, Firefox featured cryptojacking protection - to later update them in its Nightly 68 and Beta 67 versions which emerged this April, just before the launch of the Firefox Quantum browser. The open-source Quantum also aims to mitigate the practices of so-called "fingerprinting" which makes a sort of a digital fingerprint of a user that is employed in order to monitor their activities on the Internet. In another report published in the altcoin news on April 23 by the cybersecurity company MalwareBytes, cryptojacking was called "essentially extinct" and:
“Marked by the popular drive-by mining company CoinHive shutting down operations in early March, consumer cryptomining seems to have gone the way of the dodo. Detections of consumer-focused bitcoin miners have dropped significantly over the last year and even from last quarter, while business-focused miners have increased from the previous quarter, especially in the APAC region.”So, the steps that Mozilla took in its Firefox Quantum definitely ramp up the browsing experience from a crypto perspective.
Crypto And Forex Scams Got Away With $34 Million In 2018: UK Report
“Scammers can be very convincing so always do your own research into any firm you are considering investing with, to make sure that they are the real deal.”The report is a viral topic in the latest cryptocurrency news - mostly because the FCA stated that scammers use social media to find potential investors. According to the regulator, crypto and forex scams like these often use pictures of celebrities with fake endorsements alongside images of luxury goods such as cars and watches. In 2018, the initial coin offering (ICOs) advisory firm Statis Group released a study in which it found that more than 80% of ICOs in 2017 were scams. The associated losses for that year, as the study showed, totaled around $1.34 billion. In the latest altcoin news, we can also see that new evidence surfaced, suggesting that purported Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Goxtrade is a Bitcoin scam. As the evidence shows, Goxtrade reportedly used the real names and photos of unaffiliated parties including the blockchain figure Amber Baldet to fill their website staff page and its absent from the UK's registry of companies and businesses. All in all, the number of crypto and forex scams is increasing and there must be certain regulation to prevent these billions which are lost on a yearly basis.
Binance Bitcoin Scam: Hackers Steal 7,000 BTC In Security Breach
“Please also understand that the hackers may still control certain user accounts and may use those to influence prices in the meantime. We will monitor the situation closely. But we believe with withdrawals disabled, there isn’t much incentive for hackers to influence markets.”Right now, Zhao believes that the Bitcoin scam won't have a big incentive to influence markets. As he added, he is working on conducting a Twitter AMA to field questions from the community. The Binance Bitcoin scam has triggered the exchange to use a Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) which will help and cover the incident. The altcoin news show that there is no risk for other altcoins to be stolen. As a reminder, Binance created the fund in July 2018 as a type of emergency insurance for cases like these.
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