Scams & Hacks

Bitcoin’s history is rife with scams, ponzi schemes, and fraud.

Op-ed - Bitstamp Under DDoS
Bitstamp Under DDoS

Bitstamp’s website and service came under DDoS attack on October 15, 2012, completely disabling the…

Scams - The Pirate Saga: And So It Ends
The Pirate Saga: And So It Ends

Pirate40’s Bitcoin Savings & Trust Ponzi come to a messy end.

Op-ed - Bitcoin Breaks the Ten Dollar Barrier
Bitcoin Breaks the Ten Dollar Barrier

As of 18:36:30 GMT on August 2nd, Bitcoin broke the $10 price barrier on MtGox…

Op-ed - Tihan Seale Announces Bitcoinica Liquidation
Tihan Seale Announces Bitcoinica Liquidation

As was previously reported, Bitcoinica was shut down on May 11th, 2012 as a result…

Op-ed - BTC-e Attacked
BTC-e Attacked

A moderator of the chat at BTC-e known as “Dev” indicates that a malicious entity…

Op-ed - The July 13 Bitcoinica Investigation and Sound Justice
The July 13 Bitcoinica Investigation and Sound Justice

On July 26, AurumXChange, MtGox and BitInstant posted a thread on the Bitcointalk forums with…

Scams - Bitcoinica Stolen From… Again
Bitcoinica Stolen From… Again

Bitcoinica has had funds stolen again and users are angry.

Op-ed - Ponzi schemes: The Danger of High Interest Savings Funds
Ponzi schemes: The Danger of High Interest Savings Funds

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily…

Op-ed - Bitcoinica: An Obituary
Bitcoinica: An Obituary

The last few days have unfortunately brought one piece of grim news after another to…

Op-ed - The Bitcoinica Linode Theft and What it Means for Bitcoin
The Bitcoinica Linode Theft and What it Means for Bitcoin

On March 1, web hosting provide Linode’s servers were hacked, resulting in a theft of…