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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.

ELI5 Palm Beach Confidential [PBC] Leaks
Palm Beach Group (PBG) is a financial investments research group based in Delray Beach, Florida. Their Palm Beach Confidential newsletter is a very popular publication among cr...
ELI5 What was Pandex Crypto?
Pandex Crypto was "an international finance broker, providing clients with the ability to profitably manage cryptocurrencies and stocks of traders in the world's largest stock mar...
Target’s verified Twitter account hacked
Retailer Target's Twitter account was hacked earlier today and is actively promoting a Bitcoin scam. Worse yet, they have taken control of the Target ad account and have pa...
2013 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 5]
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 ...
2012 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 4]
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...
2011 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 3]
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...
2014 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 6]
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...
2015 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 7]
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...
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
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...
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
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...

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