Subreddit "r/btc" hacked

Hackers deleted all new entries, and also modified the style and layouts of r/btc
22 December 2017   911

The moderator account of the Reddit forum r/btc was hacked by unknown persons who deleted all new entries, and also modified the style and layouts of the subreddit. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

The r / btc forum has allegedly become a victim of cybercriminals because of the ever-growing audience, which already has more than 125,000 subscribers.

It should be noted that the moderators of the largest Reddit forum on crypto-currencies r / Bitcoin removed all references to the hacking of their "competitors" account, thereby severely filtering the incoming information. Despite the fact that this contradicts the "free spirit" of the crypto-currency community, this is a common practice for subreddit.

By now, the problem of r / btc has already been resolved and the forum functions in its regular mode.

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the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.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.