Crypto scammers are using black market identities to avoid detection: CertiK

Crypto scammers have been accessing a “cheap and easy” black market of individuals willing to put their name and face on fraudulent projects — all for the low price of $8, blockchain security firm CertiK has uncovered.  These individuals, described by CertiK as “Professional KYC actors” would, in some cases, voluntarily become the verified face of a crypto project, gaining trust in the crypto community prior to an “insider hack or exit scam.” Other uses of these KYC actors include using their identities to open up bank or exchange accounts…

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Elon Musk Presently Under Investigation by Federal Authorities, Twitter Informs Judge

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk is under federal investigation for his conduct in connection with the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, according to a court filing by the social media giant. Twitter claims that “Through counsel, he has exchanged substantive correspondence with those authorities concerning their investigations.” Federal Authorities Are Investigating Elon Musk, Says Twitter Twitter revealed in a court filing released Thursday that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under federal investigation in connection with his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platform. In a letter dated…

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South Korea ramps up crypto investigations and regulations

On Friday, June 3, South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) began an investigation into payment gateway services that work with digital assets. The FSS is South Korea’s financial regulator that operates under the Financial Services Commission (FSC), both of which are government institutions. As reported by local news outlet Money Today Co., the FSS had recently demanded reports from 157 payment gateways about any service related to crypto, their plans for the future, and disclosure of digital assets. But an FSS report stated that only 6 held any digital assets.…

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Circle reveals cooperation in ongoing SEC investigation

[ad_1] Circle, the company behind the world’s second-largest stablecoin USD Coin, has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an Oct. 4 regulatory filing from Circle, the SEC issued an “investigative subpoena” from its Enforcement Division in July. Circle, which is behind the USDC stablecoin, stated that it would be fully cooperating with the regulator after receiving the request: “In addition, in July 2021, we received an investigative subpoena from the SEC Enforcement Division requesting documents and information regarding certain of our holdings, customer programs,…

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