Category: Plustoken

What did Chinese police do with the 200,000 bitcoins they seized during the PlusToken takedown?

What did Chinese police do with the 200,000 bitcoins they seized during the PlusToken takedown?

Quick Take It wasn’t clear until over a year later the fact that Chinese police seized almost 200,000 BTC during the 2019 summer arrests of six PlusToken masterminds. Based on blockchain analysis, it appears the police approved the sales of much of the PlusToken bounty. But why that happened — and the details surrounding the […]

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Onchain Researchers Suspect Chinese Government Sold Plustoken’s Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Hoard Last Year

Onchain Researchers Suspect Chinese Government Sold Plustoken’s Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Hoard Last Year

A number of masterminds from the Plustoken scam were sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding cryptocurrency investors. Last week, on November 19, a court ruling had shown the Chinese government said that it seized over $4 billion in crypto assets from the Plustoken scam. Meanwhile, onchain sleuths believe the Chinese government may have […]

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Chinese Police Seize $4.2 Billion in Multiple Cryptocurrencies From Plustoken Ponzi Clampdown

Chinese Police Seize $4.2 Billion in Multiple Cryptocurrencies From Plustoken Ponzi Clampdown

Chinese police have seized more than $4.2 billion worth of crypto assets in its clampdown against the Plustoken Ponzi scheme. According to a court ruling made public on Nov. 26, and shared by The Block, law enforcement confiscated a total of 194,775 bitcoin (BTC), 833,083 ether (ETH), 1.4 million litecoin (LTC), and 27.6 million EOS. […]

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$1.1 Billion Crypto Ponzi: Masterminds of Wotoken Head to Prison in China

$1.1 Billion Crypto Ponzi: Masterminds of Wotoken Head to Prison in China

A Chinese court has confirmed the sentencing of the masterminds behind the 7.7 billion yuan Chinese Ponzi scheme Wotoken, which had over 715,000 investors. Wotoken Scammers Sentenced to Prison The Intermediate People’s Court of Yancheng city, Jiangsu province, denied an appeal by four convicts involved in the billion-dollar Ponzi scheme Wotoken on Tuesday, several local […]

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Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity

Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity

The Bitcoin network has recently crossed over the 18.5 million mark, as far as the number of bitcoins currently minted into circulation. However, even though over 18 million coins have been minted to-date there’s a number of different elements that affect the distribution of all the coins in existence. Elements that affect bitcoin distribution include […]

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