Scams & Controversies

Unfortunately controversies and scams do happen in crypto.

Although some cryptocurrencies offer unprecedented levels of transparency, traceability and security, scammers are still able to exploit unsuspecting victims.

Here we discuss and document past scandals, controversies, scams, known schemes and overall gimmicks that crypto enthusiasts should watch out for.

2020 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 12] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2020. 2020 has been an unusual year ...
2018 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 10] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2018. Monacoin and Monappy In May...
2019 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 11] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2019. Binance Binance's impressiv...
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Ital...
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016. Gatecoin In May 2016 an att...
2015 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 7] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2015. Bitstamp In January of 2015...
2014 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 6] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2014. MintPal In July 2014 Mintpa...
2011 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 3] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2011. In 2011, most Bitcoin hacks in...
2012 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 4] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2012. Bitcoinica / Linode Hack Bi...
2013 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 5] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2013. Dogewallet Such hack. Many ...