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Regulators shut down leading crypto exchange after Ponzi scheme accusations

By ethan / January 17, 2018

An anonymously-run cryptocurrency exchange has shut down all lending and trading operations following cease-and-desist orders from authorities in Texas and North Carolina and alleged attacks on the platform. The popular site BitConnect, long accused of being a Ponzi scheme, said in a press release Tuesday that “continuous bad press has made community members uneasy and […]

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Google pumps $19 billion through tax optimization scheme in 2016

By ethan / January 3, 2018

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 11:24 Google’s tax optimization scheme moved 7 percent more money in 2016 than it did during the previous year, according to a Dutch regulator. The scheme saved the US tech giant at least $ 3.7 billion in taxes. The company uses subsidiaries in Ireland, Singapore and the Netherlands to shield […]

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Russia probe FBI agents’ texts imply scheme to thwart Trump 2016 victory

By ethan / December 14, 2017

Text message exchanges between a former FBI agent and lawyer from 2016 suggest an insider scheme against then-candidate Donald Trump ahead of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion probe, which they both worked on. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office”— apparently a reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe […]

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