New Trump's Unit to Help Fight Crypto Fraud

'Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud' must solve a number of problems related to fraud prevention
12 July 2018   569

President of the United States Donald Trump signed an order, according to which a working group will be created, which, among other things, will develop a guide for the investigation of crimes in the field of digital currencies. This is reported by CoinDesk.

New unit is called the 'Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud'. According to the presidential order, published on the website of the White House, task force must solve a number of problems related to fraud prevention. The cryptocurrency industry is mentioned in the document in the context of "digital currency fraud", which is one of the priority issues on which the working group "provide guidance for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud".

In what form the leadership will be issued, it is not clear, but it can be assumed that the working group will draw up a report for the presidential administration.

A lot of these schemes involve bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which do not flow through the traditional financial system. What we're working on now with our cybercrime task force is a working on a comprehensive strategy to deal with that.
 

Rod Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General, USA

At the same time, Trump's new initiative does not cause surprise. This year, US authorities announced that they are working on a "comprehensive" strategy for crypto-currencies aimed at addressing the problem of fraud in this industry. In February, the Ministry of Justice formed a working group on cybersecurity, which also deals with crypto-currencies.

OKEx & Kraken to List Bitcoin SV

Kraken notes that Bitcoin SV doesn't meet its usual listing requirements
19 November 2018   51

OKEx Bitcoin exchange, charged holders of Bitcoin Cash with BCHABC and BCHSV coins. Bidding for each asset is available in pairs with Tether USD, Bitcoin, Ethereum and OKB token.

Note that futures, margin trading and fiat pairs will remain unavailable for new assets. The withdrawal of coins is also closed indefinitely.

In turn, the Kraken exchange assigned the BCH ticker to the Bitcoin ABC chain, but also made a decision on the listing of Bitcoin SV (BSV).

WARNING: Bitcoin SV does NOT meet Kraken’s usual listing requirements. It should be seen as an extremely high risk investment. There are many red flags that traders should be aware of:

  • No known wallets supporting replay protection (be careful!)
  • No support in major block explorers
  • Miners apparently subsidized or operating at a loss
  • Representatives threatening and openly hostile toward other chains
  • Chain’s survival may be mutually exclusive with other chains
  • Supply is temporarily constrained because of limited wallet support
  • Some large holders have indicated they’d be dumping everything ASAP
  • Kraken has done only very minimal code review

Custodial losses taken on due to attacks originating from nChain or its affiliates will be socialized among all BSV holders on Kraken. Given the volatile state of the network and threats that have been made, Kraken cannot guarantee perfect custody of BSV.
 

Kraken Team

BSV trading will be available in pairs with Bitcoin, fiat USD and Euro.

Meanwhile, the BSV rate in the last 24 hours fell by almost 30%, dropping below $ 90.