Indian Policeman Suspected in BTC Extorsion

Anisuddin Anwarali Saiyed of Umra police station was arrested on Sunday for his alleged involvement in kidnapping and BTC extortion case
12 March 2018   756

According to the case file, Saiyed, having teamed up with other policemen, including the head of the police station, Chintan Shah, kidnapped a businessman and extorted a ransom in Bitcoin. This is reported by Times of India.

Currently, the police are trying to identify whether Said and Shah were involved in such crimes, whose victims did not seek help.

The police department said that businessman Jinesh Patel was kidnapped from a shopping center parking lot on 12 February. Attackers demanded from him to transfer to their account all available tokens in exchange for freedom.

In response to threats from the kidnappers, Patel said that he refused to work with crypto-currencies, however, Saiyed did not believe him. Later, not having achieved the desired, the criminals threw an entrepreneur in the Jahangirpur district, from where he contacted the police.

Trust Wallet to Add BTC & Bech32 Support

At the moment, this option is available to users of iOS devices, support for Android will be added in the next 2-3 weeks
10 December 2018   98

Binance owned and ERC-20 standard tokens oriented Trust Wallet, announced the start of Bitcoin support (BTC).

As stated in the company's blog post, Trust Wallet has become compatible with the SegWit protocol, allowing to send and receive funds to Bech32 native addresses (bc1).

At the moment, this option is available to users of iOS devices, support for Android will be added in the next 2-3 weeks.

Earlier Trust Wallet announced the start of support for TRON (TRX) tokens. The wallet also supports GoChain (GO), POA Network (POA), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Wanchain (WAN) and VeChain (VET).

Recall Binance announced the purchase of Trust Wallet in July this year. The wallet is expected to become part of the upcoming release of the decentralized trading platform Binance.