Bulgarian company associated with OneCoin seized by authorities

An international operation on neutralizing a Ponzi scheme fraud called OneCoin
23 January 2018   155

More and more facts elaborating on whether OneCoin is scam or not are revealed. Last week Friday, January 19, Specialized Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria confirmed its involvement in the investigation of OneCoin.

With the combined efforts of Germany, Europol and Eurojust the offices of a Bulgarian company associated with OneCoin was searched, material evidence along with the servers were seized and 50 witnesses were questioned. The operation was, in fact, just a step in a large-scale investigation against the fraud structure for money laundering by issuing and distributing cryptocurrency OneCoin. Yet, no evidence of the coordinated operation was shown, the Prosecutor’s Office noted that the same inspection is underway in the USA, UK, Ireland, Italy, Ukraine and others.

To remind to the readers, a major anti-OneCoin operation was organized in India April through June last year: 22 people were arrested, 6 are searched internationally, approximately $4 mln. Seized in bank accounts (merely a third of the amassed $12 mln. from investing victims); in Germany the scrutiny in May 2017 revealed a large money laundering company and seized around €29 mln. In Finland, a report on OneCoin activity in the country was filed and as a result, 2 people are suspected to have stolen from more than 20,000 Finns.

As for the reactions in social networks, users of Reddit were divided: some were pleased to hear about this, but others, like user vander1279 was unaware of the existence of such a thing, saying «Didn't even know this coin existed, good riddance scam coin!». Another user fapthepolice was skeptical about OneCoin from the very beginning stating: «I mean this isn't even exactly a cryptocurrency-related scam. It's a classical ponzi which calls itself a cryptocurrency. And it's been going on for way too long».

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   174

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.