Author: Francesco Arnecchi

Money20/20 is one of the world’s foremost platform for premium content, sales, and networking in the global money ecosystem. Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination shows where the most innovative people in payments, fintech, and the broader financial services industry connect. Featuring in-depth analytics and inspirational speakers, world-class insights and networking opportunities empower customers to stay ahead, drive strategies, forge relationships, and shift mindsets. Money20/20 offers the clearest and most distinctive focus on the future of Payments, FinTech, and Financial Services. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (23-25 October 2023), and the Europe edition,…

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Blockchain Expo Europe 2024 is gearing up for its 8th edition, scheduled to take place on October 1-2, 2024, at the RAI in Amsterdam. This much-anticipated event and conference is specifically designed for the ambitious blockchain enthusiast eager to explore the latest advancements and innovations within blockchain, crypto, NFTs, web3, and beyond. It represents a unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in cutting-edge developments and connect with like-minded individuals in the field. In a parallel stride, Blockchain Expo North America 2024 is set to illuminate the landscape of crypto innovation. Taking place on June 5-6, 2024, at the Santa…

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WikiExpo is the Asia’s leading financial exhibition and fintech conference brand, holding large summits annually in Singapore, Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Bangkok to gather and connect global high-quality resources for exhibitors and participants, which include enterprises, start-ups, project owners, investors, and practitioners in the fields of blockchain, fintech, and forex. In addition, they create thousands of cooperation opportunities for the industry every year. The event is supported by 300+ companies, 200+ media, 30+ sponsors, and 3,000+ attendees in the fintech, forex, blockchain, Web3.0, crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, DeFi, ESG fields, the Wiki Finance Expo, Hong Kong 2024 has promised to…

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In recent years, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have become indispensable components of web3 and are also making significant inroads into the broader context of the physical world. Numerous prestigious brands and large-scale corporations, including giants like Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Lacoste, are diving into this phenomenon, creating their own exclusive NFT collections. These distinctive digital assets, known for their uniqueness, are redefining the ways of interaction and ownership in cyberspace and beyond. But what is the true essence of an NFT? What is an NFT An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) represents an innovative form of cryptographic token that can encapsulate a wide…

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Over the last few years, cryptocurrency hacking has become a pervasive and formidable threat, leading to billions of dollars stolen from crypto platforms and exposing vulnerabilities across the ecosystem. As revealed in last year’s Crypto Crime Report, 2022 was the biggest year ever for crypto theft with $3.7 billion stolen. In 2023, however, funds stolen decreased by 54.3% to $1.7 billion, though the number of individual hacking incidents actually grew, from 219 in 2022 to 231 in 2023. Why the huge drop in stolen funds was mostly due to a drop in DeFi hacking. Hacks of DeFi protocols largely drove…

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The involvement of cryptocurrency in terrorism financing, as described in the Crypto Crime Report, is minor but concerning, necessitating continuous vigilance. Blockchain’s transparency may deter its use for such purposes, yet the significance of any terrorist funding requires keen attention from all sectors. The challenge lies in accurately identifying terror-related transactions amidst the complexities of the crypto ecosystem, where the risk of misinterpreting transactions could lead to unnecessary caution or, conversely, non-compliance and increased risk of facilitating terrorism. Analyzing fund flows without proper context may result in inaccurate assessments of terrorism financing’s scale. The need for humanitarian aid in conflict…

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The article was writteng using datas published by Chainalysis in their Crypto Crime Report 2024. The aim of money laundering is to disguise the illicit origin of funds, enabling their use as legitimate money. In cryptocurrency crime, this involves transferring funds to platforms for conversion to cash, while hiding their source. The analysis highlights two main areas: Different services offer varying levels of control over money laundering. Centralized exchanges can block suspicious funds, while DeFi protocols, being autonomous, lack this ability. However, blockchain analysis can still track funds through DeFi services. Illicit services aiding laundering are typically halted by law…

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According to data from Chainalysis, scams remained a significant factor in cryptocurrency-related criminal activities, with scam-affiliated wallets generating a minimum of $4.6 billion in revenue in 2023. Although this marks a decrease from the previous year, it’s important to note that this figure is a conservative estimate, limited to the revenue associated with currently recognized scam addresses. It’s highly likely that Chainalysis will identify additional scam addresses in the future, which will lead to a revision of these figures. For context, the initial estimate for scam revenues in 2022 was $5.9 billion, but subsequent discoveries have revised that figure upward…

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The original article in italian was written by Cassandra, member of our team. In an era where online trust is more precious than ever, a recent episode of digital fraud has highlighted the hidden pitfalls within the depths of the Internet. A scam site, masquerading as a legitimate platform, has drawn the attention and dismay of users. This article explores the case, offering insights on how to recognize and protect oneself from similar digital threats. In recent days, numerous reports have surfaced regarding a portal: CDiscount. Beware, this is not about the well-known French chain, but a fraudulent site that…

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The Bitcoin Conference, in collaboration with Generation Bitcoin, is excited to announce complimentary admission for students to the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 conference, scheduled for July 25-27 in Nashville, TN. This initiative marks a significant stride toward promoting hyperbitcoinization and educating the next generation about Bitcoin. This initiative is in line with the vision of hyperbitcoinization – the concept of Bitcoin evolving into the predominant global value system. By extending invitations to students, the conference contributes to a future where Bitcoin enjoys widespread acceptance and comprehension. Attendees will benefit from invaluable insights gained through direct engagement with prominent figures in the…

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Founded by two young entrepreneurs from Barueri (SP), Highline Venture stands as a groundbreaking initiative integrating vital assets for the modern technological landscape. Spanning various domains such as hardware, entertainment, artificial intelligence, and metaverse development, Highline brings forth expertise tailored to the demands of the new era. Distinguished as Brazil’s pioneer in launching a fully tokenized fund focusing on marketing and technology, Highline unveiled a suite of innovative digital services and products tailored for Brazil on the past december 15th. This lineup includes tokenized investment funds featuring a cash-back system, a series of large-scale events tailored for influencers and artists…

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Chainalysis has released the chapter dedicated to money laundering in the Crypto Crime Report. Throughout 2023, a significant 30% decrease in money laundering by criminals has been recorded, totaling $22.3 billion compared to the previous year’s $31.5 billion. Centralized exchanges remain the primary trading platform for illicit funds, constituting 62% of the total from illegal wallets. However, there has been an increase in the use of DeFi protocols by crypto criminals, now accounting for 13% of the overall laundering. Additionally, some groups, including the Lazarus Group, are exploiting cross-chain bridges to perform “chain hopping,” transferring funds from one blockchain to…

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New York City has sued the world’s leading social media platforms (TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube), accusing them of harming the mental health of children and young people. The lawsuit The lawsuit has been filed in a California court, where the companies that control the social media platforms are headquartered. According to the allegations, Meta (the parent company of Facebook), Snap, ByteDance (which owns TikTok), and Google (the parent company of YouTube) knowingly built and marketed their platforms to “attract, capture, and create addiction among young people.” A few weeks ago, the Mayor of New York had foreshadowed his intentions by…

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Our readers have reported another scam that, in recent days, has affected some users of virtual currencies. Unfortunately, it seems that a “fake” client for the popular Ledger hardware wallets has been spread on the Microsoft Store, the official software and app store managed by Microsoft. Source: https://twitter.com/zachxbt/status/1720961400313373127/photo/1 Today, fortunately, the malicious app has been removed and can no longer be downloaded. Only a few traces remain among the Google search results. Despite the app being removed and no longer available for download, it seems to have already claimed several victims. Twitter user ZachXBT has posted on his profile a…

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The origianl Italian article was written by Riccardo Salviato for Decripto.org. This article will be a bit different from the usual. It will be more of a story than an explanation of a very valid and perhaps little-known project in Italy. In March 2023, when I wrote the first article about Socios, I downloaded the app and started using it to try to better understand what it was all about. How I got to know Socios I had already seen Socios when I was watching Italian Supercup between Milan and Inter. After each goal, someone would take the ball from…

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TEAMZ WEB3/AI Summit 2024 is scheduled for april 13th and 14th in 2024 at Toranom Hills in Tokyo. The event signifies a leap forward from the esteemed TEAMZ WEB3 SUMMIT 2023, previously acknowledged as a cornerstone in Japan’s Web3 landscape. Here you can see past events. In 2024, the focus expands to encompass the burgeoning territories of Web3 and AI, both witnessing rapid growth. Carrying the banner of “WEB3/AI: Shaping Tomorrow” the summit aims to ignite vibrant discussions on the future trajectory of the post-2024 Web3 sector and the transformative societal and economic impacts steered by AI. Renowned thought leaders,…

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The original article on Decripto.org in italian was written by Fortunato Vadala. In the world of financial crimes, there’s a category of scammers even more unscrupulous than others: those who take advantage of those who have already suffered losses due to fraud. In this regard, Decripto offers a free preliminary consulting service to determine whether the lost money is recoverable or not. These are deceitful individuals who, taking advantage of victims’ desperation, promise to recover lost funds. However, behind these promises lies a dark deceit known as the ‘Asset Recovery Scam’. The mechanism of scams The scam is straightforward: scammers…

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The crypto industry faces tough hurdles due to regulations and uncertainties, notably with the departure of Binance’s CEO denting market confidence. Promised financial transformations haven’t yet materialized, but some traditional finance players are exploring crypto. Lessons from 2023 and regulators’ ultimate goals in the crypto realm remain critical. The Winter Edition of The Crypto and Digital Assets Summit gathers leaders in traditional and decentralized finance for insightful discussions, exploring industry trends and the future of digital assets. The event is in collaboration with The Banker, a publication of the Financial Times. The summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 5th, at…

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Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms, publishes a monthly analysis of the cryptocurrency market. The research is conducted by Binance Research, the research division of Binance. Research team is committed to providing objective, independent, and comprehensive analysis, with the aim of being a reference point in the cryptocurrency field. The analysts regularly publish informative articles on a wide range of topics, including the cryptocurrency ecosystem, blockchain technologies, the latest market trends, and everything related to this industry. The following information is the result of research conducted by the team composed of: Jie Xuan Chua, Moulik Nagesh, Shivam Sharma, Brian Chen and…

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Barcelona is getting ready to host the European Blockchain Convention 9 (EBC9) on October 24-27, making it the largest blockchain event in Europe for the second half of 2023. With an expected attendance of around 5,000 delegates, this marks the biggest EBC event since its inception in 2018. The event will take place at Fira Barcelona, Spain’s largest convention center. Barcelona will be abuzz on the last weekend in October as EBC9 comes to town and industry experts flock to the three day crypto event. The conference will also coincides with the highly anticipated El Clásico clash between Barcelona and…

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Blokchain Expo, an exciting tech gathering in Istanbul is coming on October 21-22 , as the Haliç (Golden Horn) becomes the hotspot for blockchain and tech enthusiasts. The event will host technology and innovation. Blockchain Expo Istanbul will start an exciting journey right from Istanbul. This dynamic event will be held at the Haliç Congress Center, known for its spacious design and modern amenities, providing the ideal backdrop for Blockchain Expo Istanbul to leave its mark. Decripto.org will be media partner of the event; tickets are available at this link. About Blockchain Expo In its inaugural edition, the event is…

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Barcellona is hosting Europe’s largest blockchain event from October 24th to 26th in Fira Barcelona Montjuic. This will be a significant development in the blockchain industry. With 5,000 delegates and 300 speakers expected to attend, this event is set to be a major gathering of experts, innovators, and enthusiasts in the blockchain space. It marks a significant milestone in the growth and recognition of blockchain technology in Europe and underlines the continued interest and investment in this field. It’s a great opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, and exploring the latest advancements in blockchain technology. This will be the largest European…

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TOKEN2049, happening in less than 4 days, will unite tech leaders, investors, policymakers, and industry influencers globally at Marina Bay Sands from September 13-14, 2023. The conference will showcase an immersive NFT gallery with exclusive art, thanks to sponsor Artfi. It will cover AI and Web3, DeFi, next-gen Web3 gaming, and the metaverse, featuring renowned speakers discussing industry growth themes. Here you can find the event video presentation. Tickets for TOKEN2049 Singapore are expected to sell out very soon. For more information on ticketing and updates on TOKEN2049 Singapore you can visit this link. The topics of the event Bringing…

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Bitcoin Amsterdam is returning to the Netherlands in 2023 after a successful inaugural event in 2022. The 2022 event was one of the largest European Bitcoin gathering, with almost 3,000 attendees and 126 speakers from across Europe and beyond. Held from October 12th to 14th at the Westergas Event Forum, it offered six on-site locations and three stages. The mission continues to promote global hyperbitcoinization and elevate the European Bitcoin community on the global stage. Decripto.org will also be media partner of the manifestation. Why attend the event Bitcoin Amsterdam brings the European Bitcoin community to the global stage and…

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Yat Siu, open metaverse pioneer and Animoca Brands co-founder and executive chairman was at Coinfest Asia on 24th of august. Recently, Yat was just appointed to the Task Force on Promoting Web3 Development newly established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Yat believes that by contributing to this innovative initiative, it will serve as a model for other nations to adopt and use to solve many pain points across education, finance, trade, business operations, and even day-to-day life. This was a rare appearance by Yat Siu and Giorgio Scura, our editor-in-chief, had the honor of interviewing him. Who is Yat Siu Yat…

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TOKEN2049 Singapore, the largest edition of this groundbreaking conference to date. From September 13 to 14 2023, over 10,000 attendees are expected at the event in exploring the forefront of innovation, just before the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend. Sponsors including industry trailblazers like CrossFi, BIB Exchange, The Open Network (TON), Zetrix, Smobler, Auros, vechain, Henley & Partners, OPNX, and Quantstamp, ensure an event that’s set to redefine possibilities across blockchain, digital ecosystems, and beyond. Attendees will be able to hear from some of the industry’s foremost pioneers, prolific thought leaders and founding innovators on all aspects of the broader…

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Following the success of BlockDown 2023 in Portugal, the Never Bored Ape Party sets off to Istanbul to join HAQQ-powered Istanbul Blockchain Week for an exclusive BlockDown x IBW Official Afterparty. The phygital experience, combining IRL experiences with NFTs and the metaverse, will celebrate the vibrant Web3 culture. BlockDown Festival is bringing the exclusive Never Bored Ape Party as a major highlight of the Istanbul Blockchain Week this August. On August 23, 2023, the vibrant energy of the Web3 community will come alive at Vandal Galataport for the much-anticipated BlockDown x IBW Official Afterparty. DJ Ape, the world’s leading NFT…

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On the idyllic coasts of Bali, a transformative experience awaits: SoulBound 2023. Amidst Bali’s beaches and traditional temples, the very future of technology and finance is set to converge. Introducing SoulBound 2023, the paramount event for innovation, culture, and global collaboration. The event runs from August 22 to 25. It starts at the Bali Blockchain Center in Denpasar on August 22, moves to Ulu Cliffhouse in Uluwatu on August 23, and wraps up with exclusive dinners by Connected Capital on August 24 and 25. You can join the event for free with the General Admission ticket, but if you’re looking…

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On August 24th and 25th, Coinfest Asia 2023 will take place in Jimbaran, Bali, organized by Coinvestasi. In its second edition, Coinfest Asia will act as a bridge between the web2 and web3 industries, with the goal of empowering the web3 sector in a more resilient manner. The event anticipates the participation of over 3,000 attendees, mainly from abroad, making Coinfest Asia the largest web3 festival in Asia and especially in Indonesia this year. “We believe that the future of web3 and the open metaverse is centered around Asia, and we are pleased to see that Coinfest Asia is creating…

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Istanbul Blockchain Week gets a seal of approval from HAQQ (Islamic Coin), an ethics-first network committed to empowering individuals and fostering sustainable decentralized finance. As the title sponsor, HAQQ will bring to the forefront ESG-forward and Shariah-compliant advancements within Web3, celebrating a culture of inclusivity and social responsibility. Istanbul becomes the epicenter for the convergence of technology, finance, and Islamic values. IBW and HAQQ Istanbul Blockchain Week, a globally anticipated event, has announced its collaboration with HAQQ (Islamic Coin) to promote the creation of a fair and ethical decentralized financial system. HAQQ will be the title sponsor of this year’s…

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This is the english translation of this article, written by Paolo and published on 21 november 2022. Just like we did with the Uefa affair and Money Dust, we also tried to follow the money in the CMG case. This led us to at least two very interesting wallets. We discussed about the CMG case, or Capital Media Group, in this article. In summary, it is a company that, in exchange for an upfront payment, offered the opportunity to earn through a dedicated app. In reality, this structure was used to conceal the old Ponzi scheme fraud. How we followed…

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This is the translation of this article, written on 9th november 2022 by Paolo Following reports from some of our readers, we will talk about CMG Media Capital Group, yet another Ponzi scheme disguised as a seemingly legitimate app. What is CMG? CMG Media Capital Group is a company founded in Beijing in 2009 that acts as an intermediary between major marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay, and buyers. Or at least that’s how many of the promoters presented it. And yes, it’s not a very clear explanation. Essentially, the e-commerce giants received assistance from this platform in fulfilling orders,…

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After the first edition in Milan in 2022, the second Spaghetti ETH is coming to Naples from 24 to 26 may 2023. The event is dedicated to web3 and ethereum. Participations requests to join ETHalians Community are open, tickets are coming soon. How to join It is possible to participate as “Speaker”, “Volounteer” or “Partner”. Speakers related to the event topics will be prioritized in the selection, all speeches will be recorded and the ones on the main stage will be live streamed. Volunteers will have to assist the audience and Speakers making enjoyable their experience, assigned tasks will be…

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Onlymusix is a platform totally dedicated to music which allows musicians to create and sell exclusive contents. It is based on the use of NFTs and it aims to create an ecosystem togheter with artists to valorise all the people working in music industry. Onlymusix was born from the union between music and technology, it is owned by “Onlytech Industries”. Onlymusix will be Technical Partner of Casa Sanremo Invest 2023 the official house of 73° Festival di Sanremo from 5 to 11 february 2023, Decripto.org will be present at the event as media partner. The participation at Casa Sanremo Invest as Technical Partner Onlymusix aims to become…

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