Ledger warns about Bitcoin Diamond scam

According to the Twitter of popular hardware wallet manufacturer, "multiple [scam] sites claim to let you collect Bitcoin Diamond"
26 December 2017   1451

The manufacturer of hardware wallets Ledger warned users about fraudulent schemes related to the hard fork of Bitcoin called Diamond (BCD). In particular, they are talking about sites that offer bitcoin holders to get BCD coins.

Bitcoin Diamond is one of the many forks of bitcoin, the creators of which announced their intention to issue a new crypto currency in November.

Details of the project, for the most part, are unknown, developers are feeding the public with vague promises to increase the speed of processing transactions, and futures for BCD traded on two dozen exchanges.

As Ledger informs, malefactors use trustfulness of bitcoin holders who technically have the right to receive equivalent balances in BCD, luring them to a lot of sites with the help of which it is supposedly possible to get a new crypto currency.

Some cryptocurrency enthusiasts even made a whole investigation regarding Bitcoin Diamond.

Bitcoin Diamond is unlike the previous forks of Bitcoin (Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold). Bitcoin Diamond is scam with huge red flags. Do not get scammed into buying Bitcoin Blood Diamonds.
 

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For example, Medium blogger with nickname "bitcoinblooddiamond" reports on the lack of information about the team, no official Slack, poor Telegram channel, date of website registration (3rd November), anonymous team and other strage things. 

US Authorities to Sell $4.3M Worth Seized BTC

As reported, the Bitcoins were seized during different federal investigations
18 October 2018   100

The US Federal Penitentiary and Marshals Service has announced an auction, during which 660 Bitcoins will be sold, previously confiscated by law enforcement agencies. The current market value of the coins put up for sale is about $ 4.3 million, CoinDesk reports.

Bitcoins offered for sale were seized during federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

The auction will be held on November 5, and to participate in it, you must register no later than October 31 and make a deposit of $ 200,000.

The trades will be divided into two parts and include the sale of six blocks of 100 BTC and one more block of 60 BTC. Auction participants will not be able to view other people's rates or change their own.

The Office clarified that part of the assets put up for auction includes Bitcoins, which were seized during the recent investigations into the cases of the traders Teresa Tetley and Thomas Mario Costanzo. Teresa Tetley was sentenced in July to a year in prison on charges of trading in cryptocurrency without the necessary license and laundering money obtained from drug trafficking.

The Marshals do not report which part of the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.

Two previous major auctions for the sale of confiscated bitcoins were held in the United States in January and March of this year. In the first case, 3813 BTC was sold, in the second - 2170 BTC.