Ex-Bitcoin CEO Reveals Jail Nightmare, Says 'Bitcoin Is Doomed'

(Newser) – One of the most infamous figures in Bitcoin history has endured death threats, interrogations, and a year in solitary at a Tokyo jail. Now Mark Karpelès is telling his full story for the first time. "I think this really is the worst experience for anyone to have in life," he tells Fortune. "But based on the …
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Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Bribed and Thrown in Jail by Secret Police (news.bitcoin.com)

Over the past few months, officials in Venezuela have been cracking down on underground Bitcoin mining operations within the country. According to various reports, Venezuela’s secret police has been coercing Bitcoin miners for bribes or they would otherwise be thrown into jail if they don’t pay the extortion.
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