Bitcoin: El Salvador makes cryptocurrency legal tender – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: Bitcoin can thus be used to pay tax in El Salvador. But what is the official conversion rate when paying taxes? Who might bail out the Central Bank of El Salvador ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57398274

Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the
cryptocurrency, with 62 out of 84 possible votes on Tuesday night.

Bitcoin jumps after El Salvador says it’ll start accepting it as legal tender – CNN

Comment by tonytran2015: Bitcoin can thus be used to pay tax in El Salvador. But what is the official conversion rate when paying taxes? Who might bail out the Central Bank of El Salvador ?

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/10/investing/bitcoin-price-el-salvador-intl-hnk/index.html

Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished – BBC News

Comment by tonyttan2015: A chilling story of real life tullip mania got taken over by the underworld.

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50435014

… According to Bjercke, Dr Ruja never expected OneCoin to grow so big. People involved at the early stages have told him it was never supposed to be a
billion-dollar scam. She tried to close it down, he says, but the dark forces wouldn’t let her.
“Once OneCoin was running above 10 million, 20 million, 30 million, something
happened where she was unable to stop it,” Bjercke says.
“I think she was so scared in the fall of 2017 that she decided to skip.”

…the US Department of Justice claims to have evidence of a link between
Dr Ruja’s brother and “significant players in Eastern European organised crime”.

Founder of Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Thodex flees with reported $US2 billion in investor assets – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-23/turkish-crypto-founder-flees-with-reported-2-billion/100092096

HaberTurk and other media said Thodex shut down after running a promotional
campaign that sold Dogecoins at a big rebate — but did not allow
investors to sell.

Bank protections against cryptocurrency scams in Australia ‘ a very shaky area’ – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-22/cryptocurrency-scams-in-australia-warning-banks-/100087800

…Mr North warns a number of factors such as the escalating value of
bitcoin and the increasing tendency to invest via online schemes
operating offshore, means the risk is higher than ever, but people are
too often still willing to take that risk…

Fears proposal to charge households with solar panels to export electricity will kill demand for solar energy – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: This is the principle of “users pay”. Renewable energy has been oversold and has turned into a scam on enormous scale.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/aemc-solar-panel-owners-charged-exporting-electricity-grid/100098668

  • For years, solar panel owners have been able to sell their surplus energy back into the electricity grid through feed-in tariffs
  • The AEMC is proposing a new system that would allow electricity networks to charge owners to export their electricity
  • One expert argues the proposal would discourage homeowners from installing solar, rather than encouraging them to invest in battery storage

Pension bailout agency flagged for contract bribery, fraud and payments to dead Americans

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/06/06/pension-bailout-agency-flagged-for-contract-bribery-fraud-and-payments-to-dead-americans/

Inspector general also reported several cases of theft inside PBGC, which got its first ever infusion of tax dollars earlier this year. Go to Source Author: {Just The News}… Read more

Man arrested for allegedly swindling elderly great uncle in Hialeah; suspect’s mother remains on the run – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Comment by tonytran2015: Who can you trust these days?

https://wsvn.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-allegedly-swindling-elderly-great-uncle-in-hialeah-suspects-mother-remains-on-the-run/

Fraudsters Go Where The (COVID-19) Money Is

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/05/30/fraudsters-go-where-the-covid-19-money-is/

Authored by Diane Diamond, op-ed via The Epoch Times, Last June, eight guys in Brooklyn put their heads together, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and came up with a scheme to steal strangers’ identities and take what didn’t belong to them. Just a couple months before…