Law enforcement authorities of Ukraine have announced the arrest of a resident of the Kiev region, who, as an employee of one of the cryptocurrency exchanges, was engaged in theft of user funds. In total, the detainee is accused of stealing bitcoins and other altcoins worth more than 700 thousand hryvnia (about $ 26,500).
As reported in the Department of Postal and Telecommunications Natspolitsii Ukraine, the suspect worked in technical support unnamed British exchange.
“Having access to [accounts], the attacker took advantage of his position and stole funds from Bitcoin and Altcoin clients' accounts. Conversion and withdrawal of funds took place through online exchangers. The amount of losses has been established, which in equivalent amounts to more than 720 thousand hryvnias, ”the cyber police statement said.
The funds received from the criminal activity of the man spent on participation in gambling on virtual simulators of slot machines.
For unauthorized interference with computers, automated systems, computer networks or telecommunication networks, the detainee is suspected of an offense under Art. 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Additionally, the issue of declaring an additional suspicion of theft of funds to him (Article 185 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) is being resolved.
It is also reported that, at the moment, cyber police officers are checking the legality of a number of online exchangers in Ukraine, through which the stolen funds were converted and withdrawn.
Recall that in late December, the cyber police of Ukraine arrested a 22-year-old resident of the Zaporozhye region, who distributed a virus on the network in order to steal personal information, including data on cryptocurrency wallets.
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Unknown trader bought Bitcoin at the rate of $ 19,400
On a little-known Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange with limited liquidity, an unknown trader purchased Bitcoin at a price that significantly exceeded the market, reports CCN. So, for 0.0047 BTC he paid 340 Brazilian reais ($ 91). At this rate, 1 BTC would have cost him $ 19,400. The current market price of 0.0047 BTC is just over $ 18. By assumption CCN, the deal was […]
On a little-known Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange with limited liquidity, an unknown trader purchased Bitcoin at a price that significantly exceeded the market, reports CCN .
So, for 0.0047 BTC he paid 340 Brazilian reais ($ 91). At this rate, 1 BTC would have cost him $ 19,400.
The current market price of 0.0047 BTC is a little over $ 18.
According to CCN, the deal was concluded as a result of the inexperience of the trader.
“He placed a large order for the purchase and thus emptied the entire glass of sales orders. Before buying out a bitcoin share at a price of $ 19,400, he also bought out bids at a price of $ 16,000, $ 13,000 and $ 10,000, ”the portal writes.
We add that the maximum rate of Bitcoin on the Brazilian stock exchanges in December 2017 reached $ 18,900.
Recall that in July 2018, Binance suspended the operation after one of the users paid 96 BTC for one Syscoin token .
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In France, there will be another 10,000 points to buy cryptocurrencies for the euro
French cryptocurrency startup Digycode is expanding its network. The company plans to open 10 thousand points for the sale of cryptocurrencies in France, cooperating in this matter with the payment giant Ingenico. The startup has already shared this good news on Twitter.
According to DailyHodl, a crypto startup will offer prepaid coupons, which can be purchased in three available options (20, 50 or 200 euros). A potential customer must go to the Digycode website and redeem a coupon. In this case, the euro will be converted into any of the selected currencies:
“Digycode integration is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Digital Service and Ingenico. By the way, tobacco shops equipped with Devlyx can offer our development to their customers. ”
Recall that in France they actively implement cryptocurrencies . We recently reported that by the end of February, 6.5 thousand tobacco shops will be equipped with devices for selling digital currencies. This is done, first of all, for those people who experience difficulties with buying Bitcoin online .
Publication date 18.02.2019
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The price of Bitcoin reached a monthly maximum, the bulls are preparing for a breakthrough for $ 4,000
On Monday, February 18, the price of the first cryptocurrency reached $ 3,700 at the Bitstamp exchange, thereby updating the monthly maximum. In the opinion of CoinDesk Markets analyst Omkar Godboul, this confirmed the formation of a downward wedge, a reversal pattern, which indicates a rapid change in trend. Nevertheless, Godboul noted that bitcoin is still stuck in a symmetrical triangle on the daily chart. At the same time […]
On Monday, February 18, the price of the first cryptocurrency reached $ 3,700 at the Bitstamp exchange, thereby updating the monthly maximum. In the opinion of CoinDesk Markets analyst Omkar Godboul, this confirmed the formation of a downward wedge, a reversal pattern, which indicates a rapid change in trend.
Nevertheless, Godboul noted that bitcoin is still stuck in a symmetrical triangle on the daily chart. At the same time, the inverted head and shoulders on the four-hour chart speak in favor of breaking through the upper boundary of the triangle at $ 3,760, which will open the way to $ 4,030.
Note that today's growth of Bitcoin is supported by high volumes and an increasing number of long positions (38,237 BTC on Bitfinex). A break above $ 3,760 will change the situation on the daily chart in favor of the bulls, but failure will increase the chances of bears to return to $ 3,300.
The 5-day and 10-day moving averages (MA) on the daily chart point to the possibility of success for the bulls, while the 14-day RSI reached 61, the highest since September 2018.
It is noteworthy that on the four-hour chart RSI shows overbought. This may indicate a possible rollback before the rally to the specified values, says Godboul.
Meanwhile, Ethereum again entrenched in second place CoinMarketCap. Over the past 24 hours, the coin has grown by almost 10% and is close to the $ 140 mark. EOS and Bitcoin Cash come on the heels: they have 6.5% growth.
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