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One of Canada’s biggest #Bitcoin (BTC) exchange – QuadrigaCX – has possibly lost #190Million in #cryptocurrencies after its founder and #CEO DIED SUDDENLY last December in India due to Crohn’s disease.

ethereumworldnews.com/190-million-in…
#Cotten mostly worked from his #HomeComputer which was #encrypted. The late Cotten’s wife, Jennifer Robertson, stated via an affidavit, that she did not know the #password or recovery key despite hiring a cyber-security expert to attempt #accessing the machine.
Founder (deceased #Cotten) had #SoleAccess to #ColdWallets
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#ETNFacts : #Electroneum ranks pretty well against some of the top #cryptocurrencies in daily transaction volume as well as web traffic by unique users and global page views on Alexa. Take a look at the chart below.

#ETN #Stellar #BTC #LTC #dash #dgb #xlm #fintech #crypto #news
#ETNFacts : #Electroneum on Alexa ranks #3 in web traffic globally vs other top #cryptocurrencies. Web #Metrics is a strong indicator of popularity, usability & interest in a project. These are Certified Alexa stats which means bot traffic is omitted.

#ETN #crypto #Cryptonews
#ETNFacts: Many #Crypto Enthusiasts only look at #Github commits and categorize a projects' activity. #Electroneum is different in this regards as it is a #Fintech / #Blockchain Hybrid & has a lot of closed source code as well as it open source on GT. See Fact Below:

#ETN #BTC
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@ericgarland @JamesFourM @911CORLEBRA777 @LeslieMPozsonyi @thespybrief @LouiseMensch @MingGao26 "Alexa, this conspiracy isn't stupid enough yet..."

"Deep Stupid Protocols activated."

It's *worse* than you think.

*So* much worse.

How would you make #cryptocurrency even *more* useful to the .@FBI .@IRStaxpros .@USTreasury .@NSAGov?

*Funny* you should ask.
@ericgarland @JamesFourM @911CORLEBRA777 @LeslieMPozsonyi @thespybrief @LouiseMensch @MingGao26 @FBI @IRStaxpros @USTreasury @NSAGov If you're tracking #cryptocurrency back to criminal enterprises, foreign intel operatives/assets, etc, what could be more helpful than a large accumulation of accounts which can be examined under warrant, such as Coinbase?
.@FBI .@IRStaxpros .@USTreasury .@NSAGov
@ericgarland @JamesFourM @911CORLEBRA777 @LeslieMPozsonyi @thespybrief @LouiseMensch @MingGao26 @FBI @IRStaxpros @USTreasury @NSAGov Why yes: a swath of heretofore relatively undissected accounts apparently actively involved in large-scale fraud and currency manipulation, which can be searched under warrant - possibly *all* under warrant - to see how they were used.
.@FBI .@IRStaxpros .@USTreasury .@NSAGov
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I'm at a crypto event with reps from the Bank of England, HM Treasury, FCA, Ripple, and Prime Factor Capital. You think crypto is going away? These people are discussing how to implement it now. #crypto #bitcoin @ripple @bankofengland @TheFCA @hmtreasury
One study shows 43% of investors (mostly asset managers) are invested in crypto. 33% of transactions were in the OTC market. #crypto #investors
Almost all panelists refer to "crypto assets" not cryptocurrencies #cryptoassets #crypto
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0/ Fun fact: plenty of non-#bitcoincashfork-related news went on today!

Here, a thread devoted to a bunch of #crypto-related happenings from the past ~24hrs. Granted, not as entertaining as watching the hash wars play out in real-time, but it deserves your attention nonetheless.
1/ 🍭 #Bitcoin rewards rebate app @TryLolli raised an oversubscribed $2.25M seed round. Investors included @BainCapVC, @VersionOneVC, @ForerunnerVC, @SVAngel, @FJLabs and @DCGco.

Congrats @AlexAdelman, @MattSenter and team! Keen to see #Lolli progress. medium.com/@alexadelman/l…
2/ 📢 Aware of the community's increasing level of demand for greater transparency from the @HelloICONworld [ $ICX ], the I.F. issued a detailed write-up addressing their oft lacklustre performance re comms.

Worth reading for those interested in #ICON. medium.com/helloiconworld…
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Thread: Nobel Jean #Tirole gave a public lecture at UCL tonight: 10 years after the #financialcrisis where do we stand. Key points:
1)#Finance is good if used and regulated properly. We seem to be making the same mistakes of 10 years ago. #Subprimes are up again in US. 1/
2) Its crazy for banks to hold a lot of their nation’s sovereign bonds. It creates a #doomloop. a bank fails>government needs more debt to bail it>brings down sovereign bond prices and more banks under stress> more public money needed. And yes he used Italy as an example.2/
3) #cryptocurrencies are a bubble. Fiat money and central banks have worked quite well in developed economies in the last 30 years. And with cryptocurrencies seignorage goes into private hands and not to the goverment.
3/
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@ericgarland @20committee So, .@ericgarland gets a new kind of botnet targeting, & .@JamesFourM runs into issues w/his article on @Medium?

There was a warning about harassment & the countering release of evidence on the conspiracy.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ The warning: Any egregious harassment of Kremlin critics could release or expedite yet *another* major evidence source against the conspiracy.

While unpleasant, I think these two each warrant something modest… yet formidable.

& apropos.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ So, Eric you brought up the agencies rating investments recently, as well as AIG, stock markets, etc.

What, you might ask, is so deadly about global finance & the conspiracy? Beyond the obvious flows of money & influence?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
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@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch Oops.

For everyone seeking a deal w/law enforcement, there is one *small* detail we may have glossed over for all parties.

Asset forfeiture. To the government, and... to civil suits.
cc: @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated
@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated And if you're thinking you'll fight - *great!*

A #RICO conviction proving guilt up front?

Involving treason, organized crime, media collusion, child trafficking, etc?

*&* you harassed or threatened people's kids? *Not* just the adult ones?
@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated I'm sure jury pools drawn from DC, New York, London, etc will be sympathetic.

But do remember a couple of *other* trivial details.

One, the Democratic Party already filed such a suit, and named Russian intelligence as a defendant.
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@patribotics @MarinaGipps I keep thinking I should whip up a list of other things .@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ could use in a #BigData search to pull any remaining deep-cover spies.

Yes, you can pull all the "re-issued" credentials, then check for any preceding ID.
@patribotics @MarinaGipps @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ That's an obvious thing .@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ could do, given the supposed tendency of deep-cover operatives to request "re-issuing" of a "lost" ID that never existed in the first place.

Then there are obvious markers, like the pensions @LouiseMensch mentions above.
@patribotics @MarinaGipps @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LouiseMensch Or just anyone caught up in the .@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ investigation.

Kremlin number trolls based in the West.

Or anyone showing on markers from #cryptocurrencies to @ericgarland's files on media subversion.
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Hmm. *How* easy is it to track #cryptocurrencies?

By definition, a permanent, online, irremovable record of each exchange.

Aka, the #blockchain.

@Bambenek literally set up an automatic tracker of neo-Nazi #bitcoin transactions. @NeonaziWallets.
twitter.com/NeonaziWallets
I go into this rather extensively. In part because of just how *much* has surfaced recently on how vulnerable it is.

For criminals at least.
If your wallet public/private key is out there, people can literally Google it.

But notice just how *many* huge cryptocurrency law-enforcement takedowns have been in the news recently.

Backpage gets taken down for child trafficking & money laundering $1/2 billion... in bitcoin?
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1/ Most neo-gold maximalism is also parroting.

The entire debate of SOV ($BTC) vs. utility ($ETH) #cryptocurrencies relies on the assumption that utility coins can't also be SOV/neo-gold.

But of course--they can!
2/ Many coins share the same fundamental properties of neo-gold. Let's call these "FPs". The exact FPs are not universally agreed upon but typically include the following:

- Censorship-resistant
- Secure
- Fixed supply/immutable monetary policy
- Decentralized
- Self-sovereign
3/ Many cryptos share these FPs so belief in coin X becoming neo-gold then is a bet that:

A) it scores best among these FPs
B) it will always score best
C) other properties--such as utility and on-chain scaling--either don't matter or worse detract from these FPs
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Just remember - as I'm sure you do - that Flynn had flipped and was actively cooperating for *months* before it was announced publicly.

That was enough of a warning shot.

The more people secretly cooperating, and legally bound to do their utmost, the better.
So many are waiting for a Great Figure to pronounce Final Judgement upon All the Guilty.

Nation humbling nation, alliance crushing alliance.

What's ironic is the individual workings of real-world justice are more precise and more formidable.
*None* of the conspirators bear each other any real loyalty.

They have been bought or blackmailed to begin with, bound by fear of discovery after that.

But they're self-centered & quite willing to turn on the others.
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1/ There is a socio-financial transition taking place in the world.
2/ The organisation of our world into nation-states no longer ministers to the needs of humanity.
3/ Humanity yearns to be unified; yet our structures continue to divide us.
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The Dutch didn't just get the whole hack on video, they got personal information on 420,000+ Hansa users.

When I say you can track #cryptocurrency - you can *literally* search your evidence for the number string of a #bitcoin wallet.

You can *Google* it.
wired.com/story/hansa-du…
Even if you're more cautious now, it's easy to track past transactions.

But even local cops can search a computers files for numerical strings of interest.

Now ask yourself what the @FBI & @NSAGov can do.
wired.com/story/bitcoin-…
When @NeonaziWallets can run an automated feed showing the daily bitcoin activities of white supremacists, imagine what the Federal law enforcement & counterintelligence who have known about this for at least almost 6 months could do with their data.
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The Dutch Hansa takeover.
"They obtained at least some data on 420,000 users, including at least 10,000 home addresses, which they've turned over to Europol to be distributed to other police agencies..."

#Cryptocurrency map.

@ericgarland @patribotics
"We want people to be aware," says Ras. "We have the data. It's here, and it's not going away."
wired.com/story/hansa-du…
"Researchers have used the blockchain to tie years-old Silk Road bitcoin transactions to current, public accounts."
wired.com/story/bitcoin-…
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#Cryptocurrency is readily admissible evidence re: a host of felonies. But no one may have stated how much more it can do or how easily. Until now.

.@ericgarland .@counterchekist .@911CORLEBRA777 @20committee @thespybrief @patribotics @gametheorytoday .@FBI .@NSAGov @GCHQ
1st, some basics. #Cryptocurrencies create a permanent, online record of each transaction, arguably the most easily tracked exchanges on Earth. But law enforcement shut down multiple #Darknet auction sites even before that was common knowledge. .@FBI .@NSAGov
Those sites had tens of thousands of users. And money launderers, Russian intelligence, terrorists & ordinary criminals have moved into it en masse. The world’s worst method for making nefarious transactions. .@FBI .@NSAGov
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Some great questions from @tpflug on #cryptocurrency that I thought others might also be asking... And, in this thread, I'm going to try to answer them...
Why care about crypto?
What can we do with them?
So much fraud & wasted energy: what am I missing?
Why care about #cryptocurrency?
Crypto-currency is to banking, payments and (soonish with Atomic Swaps) currency exchange – as the internet was to high-street retail, music buying, movie rental and more. It's going to change these industries. It's already beginning to change them
We have to treat cryptocurrency now as we did the internet in the 1990s to early 2000s – a new technology, a new paradigm, a game changer but we're still exploring. Like when the dot-com bubble burst, the entities that survive will be the ones that matter. The ones people trust.
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.@CNN .@ABC .@CBS .@NBCNews .@MSNBC
So Dutch intelligence recorded the entire Russian hack of the US election, & has the hackers & their visitors *on* *video.*

Things just got exciting.
.@CNN .@ABC .@CBS .@NBCNews .@MSNBC
In other words, it’s even more beyond question that Russia hacked the election – we literally have them on camera doing it. We have their faces, & the faces of those directly overseeing them.
volkskrant.nl/tech/dutch-age…
.@ABC has done a piece on this revelation, but I thought I’d bring it to the attention of .@CNN .@CBS .@NBCNews .@MSNBC. And I wanted to sum up the other devastating revelations tearing this would-be coup, & its perpetrators, apart.
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir…
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If there is any truth to this I think I have found the bots MicroChip has been using.
The bots have also participated in the #CatalanElections #ShumerShutdown #ReleaseTheMemo and "New California" trends on twitter.

T
hese #bots are also promoting #cryptocYfyCdYNlLK
I'm guessing the bots are used to pump up interest in different currencies so the owner can sell them off.
I was going to do a thread for each of the "sets" bots I found while looking at #ShumerShutdown and #ReleaseTheMemo but is turns out:
They are the same bot network.
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*This* is the kind of data analysis this subversion investigation demands - particularly with regards to the media. I'm hoping FinCEN, IRS, #cryptocurrencies & the FBI uncover enough obvious treason to unravel the rest, but showing these correlations should be devastating.
Because the media element can operate more independently of a clear command structure than paid assets, paid trolls, campaign/Administration figures, botnets, etc, there's a risk of letting a deadly threat remain active.
Desperate, minimally competent people can be mobilized for peanuts. Hopefully the publications paying for these articles have revealing bank transfers, #cryptocurrency deposits or what have you, but this is one industry where unwritten favors can serve as payment.
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.@CNBC But why, you might ask, are #Cryptocurrencies not only of intense interest to the US .@FBI .@NSAGov .@IRSnews, but countries from .@Ukraine to .@Japan to .@Israel? Russia & so many others use it to move illicit money & it’s the most trackable exchange on Earth.
.@CNBC For those just catching up, *Every* #Cryptocurrency maintains a *public* log of all transactions in one form or another. Even if you’re a criminal who didn't use them, how many of the people are you tied to who did? Now combine w/a global FinCEN investigation.
.@CNBC #Cryptocurrencies were already a ludicrous way to do illegal transactions. I've kept silent for 1/2 decade+ of metastasizing – Letting everyone who wanted to expose themselves do so. But it’s still astounding how many made that self-evident error.
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