Two of the leaders of the South Korean crypto exchange Komid, were arrested and sentenced to jail after they were accused of faking the exchange volumes, according to the crypto news media outlet reports from South Korea.
One of the leaders was Komid’s CEO with the last name Choi who received a three-year sentence while the other one, who is also among the company leaders, was sentenced to two years in prison for misconduct, embezzlement, and fraud.
According to the charges, both of them outlined a scheme where the exchange was able to fake 5 million transactions thus inflating the volume and at the end, it led to them making a huge profit of $45 million. The company reportedly used an auto-bot to create large orders and attract new users.
The judge was quoted saying:
“Choi has committed fraud for a countless number of victims for a long period of time…. Futhermore, he holds the financial authorities responsible for failing to keep track of the industry better.”
Last year in December, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea Upbit was accused of manipulating their order book after regulators indicted a couple of their staff. However, the exchange was quick to deny the accusations.
Following the reports from the Seoul District Prosecutors Office, the Korea Times pointed out that two senior executives from Upbit and one employee from the same company have been indicted but they were not detained for further investigation purposes.
At the same time and in the same month, South Korea-based crypto exchange Bithumb was also accused of faking its trade volume but they too denied the allegations.
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"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.
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