Ex-CEO of Kaspersky Lab Called BTC a Product of US Secret Services

Russian IT entrepreneur Natalya Kasperskaya called Bitcoin a product of American special services with the aim of financing secret intelligence services in the USA, England, Canada, and other countries
19 January 2018   886

Natalya Kasperskaya is a Russian IT entrepreneur, President of the 'InfoWatch' Group of companies and co-founder and ex-CEO of antivirus security software company Kaspersky Lab.

Ex-CEO of Kaspersky Lab gave a speech on January 18 at the IT conference "Modern technologies are the basis of information and cyber-wars" organized by ITMO Saint Petersburg University, which is one of Russia’s National Research Universities.

Natalia Kasperskaya at the IT conferenceNatalia Kasperskaya at the IT conference

While presenting her presentation, she showed the slides which displayed the following statements:

Bitcoin is the product of American special services with the aim of quickly financing secret intelligence services in the USA, England, Canada, and various countries. It is "privatized" as the Internet, GPS, TOR. In fact is it dollar 2.0. Exchange control is in the hands of the owners of exchanges.
 

Natalya Kasperskaya

Moreover, she called Satoshi Nakamoto, who is considered to be the creator of Bitcoin, "a group of American cryptographers".

She also claimed that more than 25% of all Bitcoins are in the hands of its "founders", and 927 people own 50% of all coins, while 64% of the Bitcoins are not used at all.

The UK Watchdog forestalls Against Coin Boost Inc.

FCA issued a warning to only deal with authorized financial companies
20 June 2018   59

On Monday the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning against Coin Boost Inc. for proposing financial services or products in the United Kingdom without authorization. As claimed on their webite, Coin Boost Inc. suggests investment plans for bitcoin traders and markets itself as the most “secured place to invest your bitcoins.” It declares it is a registered legal international investment company in the US and its activities are controlled by the US international business officials. It also demands it acts in accordance with US legislation.

The broker confirms to have an office at 313 Patterson Road, Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 11209. The UK regulatory has yet again published an alert to only deal with financial firms that have been authorized by the FCA. Individuals can check the Financial Services Register in order to see whether an organization is authorized.

The watchdog statement also informed the UK investors that if something goes wrong while trading with unauthorized brokerages, they will not be optative to get assistance from the FCA. This warning follows a recent report that demonstrated the grow of online investment fraud, that Finance Magnates reported on in January. The report claimed that investors had lost an average of GBP 87,410 (USD 118, 379) per day during 2017.

The conclusion made by the FCA’s report is that scammers’ tactics have changed and many now utilize social media and other online marketing methods to reach potential investors, instead of approaching them through traditional tactics such as cold calling.