Four scammers are in the latest Bitcoin news for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from seven different Canadian cities. The heist was pulled off by substituting speed and convenience over security and fund safety – allowing the scammers to get away with the money from several Bitcoin ATMs across the Canadian cities.
Police are now on the trail. However, what’s more important is the fact that this theft is an indication of how malicious the elements are – and how sophisticated the Bitcoin scams are becoming. With new trends, it is easier to steal Bitcoin than ever before – especially from ATM machines which have always been vulnerable to attacks.
On a different note, this heist sends an alarm on ATM manufacturers such as Genesis and CoinSource, motivating them to step up and implement appropriate solutions which will tackle the risks associated with zero-confirmation transactions. Therefore, they will shield ordinary enthusiasts keen on exploring and even experimenting on Bitcoin.
Only a small percentage of people knows what Bitcoin actually is. The ones who know how BTC works is even lower. Even though zero-confirm transactions are fast and accepted by some merchants, it can also be disastrous for merchant if these transactions are reversed in a RBF or via double spending with higher fees.
The ease execution of this Bitcoin scam is what wonders many. In times when Bitcoin (BTC) is sitting below $4,000 and is in a stable position with no visible gains so far, the $200k worth of BTC that was stolen gave the scammers a bi of an advantage.
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“China and Europe playing big currency manipulation game and pumping money into their system in order to compete with USA. We should MATCH, or continue being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games – as they have for many years!”Bitcoin has been on an incredible journey over the past recent months which has also correlated with the failing dollar during the on-going trade war between China and the United States. Gold also reached a six-year high and now traders don’t really see it as a reliable asset because it could be easily manipulated by the government and the government leaders. As noted in the altcoin news previously, a public blockchain-based banking system would unveil hundreds of shady transactions that are still going on, unfortunately. However, the world is dominated by banking scandals, money manipulation, and trade wars so bitcoin’s ability to bypass banks is another issue that the companies and traders should be aware of. Despite the nature of bitcoin, many still prefer it to fiat.
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