The occurrence of an unprecedented crime has rocked the American state of Idaho. In Boise, Ryan M. Tichy has pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud and identity theft against many individuals, from the period of at least May 2018 through November 2020. He illegally obtained the identification details of victims, which include their account numbers, […]Read full post
Many organisations and investors initially deemed the concept of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) unnecessary because of the heavy additional costs involved. However, this stereotype was challenged when BNP Paribas reported that sustainable equity indices have outperformed standard non-sustainable benchmark stock indices. Notably, the MSCI World Socially Responsible Investing index has witnessed a 14.1% […]Read full post
On 24 June 2022, Harmony announced on Twitter that they have been made victims of theft amounting to 100 million USD. The professional hackers exploited Harmony’s blockchain bridge — by successfully entering the system and transferring funds illegally to other fraudulent or private wallets within a short period of time. It was reported that the […]Read full post
Could you imagine having to present your identification card to purchase a meal at McDonald’s? In Australia, patrons of the fast-food giant have to do precisely that because they are afraid of falling victim to fraud once again. This is for good reason, as McDonald’s was one of the primary victims in a skimming incident, […]Read full post
Despite the industry’s recent growth, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have also been a source of controversy, as they contribute to the rise of illegal activity. As a result, businesses and law-makers around the globe expect to see regulations surrounding NFTs to become stricter, in a fashion similar to how laws have controlled the cryptocurrency industry. We […]Read full post
Ropsten Merge On the 9th of June 2022, it was announced that the Ropsten Testnet has successfully merged with the Beacon Chain. Below, we summarize what is the Ropsten testnet, the Beacon Chain, and the implication of this merger. Ethereum Testnet Ethereum is one of the most popular blockchains in the world, with its […]Read full post
Despite the industry’s recent growth, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have also been a source of controversy, as they contribute to the rise of illegal activity. As a result, businesses and lawmakers around the globe expect to see regulations surrounding NFTs become stricter, in a fashion similar to how laws have controlled the cryptocurrency industry. We will […]Read full post
It is a common sight to see someone else frantically digging for their identification (ID) card as they progress to the front of a long queue in a bank. In fact, you may have experienced this small moment of panic as you realise that the queue behind you is impatiently building, yet you just cannot […]Read full post
The COVID-19 pandemic has countless implications for everyone, regardless of where one lives in the world. In fact, one such consequence is the rise of criminal activities, such as money muling. During a short period which spanned from 15 September 2021 until 30 November 2021 only, Europol was able to identify 18,351 money mules and […]Read full post
As cryptocurrency businesses continue to thrive, they also begin to show some form of susceptibility to crime and make headlines for the wrong reasons. To emphasize, they are a vehicle for money laundering activities. In 2018, several hackers stole $560 million US dollars worth of XEM and other major cryptocurrencies off Coincheck, a Tokyo-based exchange. […]Read full post
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