From 'Tinder Swindler' to 'Baby Al Capone': A brief history of billionaire impersonation scams

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This week has been full of news related to cryptocurrencies and their impact on the economy. In particular, a new poll suggests that crypto voters could have a significant impact on midterm races in key battleground states. Additionally, a primer on nuclear fusion was published, and the "Baby Al Capone" was ordered to pay $22m to a SIM-swap crypto-heist victim. Furthermore, there have been a number of Layoffs this year, including at HelloFresh. Finally, a review of was conducted, and it was determined to be a legit site.


  • A new poll suggests that cryptocurrency voters could have an impact on upcoming midterm races in key battleground states.
  • A primer on nuclear fusion and First Light Fusion, a company working on making this clean energy source a reality.
  • "Baby Al Capone" must pay $22 million to a victim of a SIM-swap crypto-heist.
  • Did former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's quantitative easing policies cause the current inflationary environment?
  • A look back at some of the most popular stories on Techdirt from this week in history.
  • Two green flags and one red flag for Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Two ways to earn passive income with Ethereum, a popular cryptocurrency.
  • Three stocks that could sabotage your portfolio if you're not careful.
  • Three growth stocks with more potential than any cryptocurrency.
  • A review of, a popular online sports betting site.
  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong reveals that the company sold some of its bitcoin holdings following the recent price crash.
  • HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service, is Reportedly cutting 600 employees.
  • From the "Tinder Swindler" to Elon Musk, a brief history of billionaire impersonation scams.
  • A comparison of the two popular payment apps, Zelle and Venmo.
  • This week's top tech stories from around the web.
  • Inflation ran hotter than expected in September, according to new data.
  • Nvidia is trialing a new RTX 4090 priority access program, and has "unlaunched" the 12GB RTX 4080.
  • Digital LeBron vs. analog Mantle: Sports collectibles remain hot despite the recent NFT boom.
  • Small is the new black in climate tech VC, as investors look to support early-stage companies.
  • What are blockchain oracles, and why are they essential for the Web3 ecosystem?
  • What are social tokens, and how are they used?
  • CYF develops a community-driven token for African crypto traders.
  • Margex Margin Trading Platform Introduces Three New Crypto Collateral Types.
  • Big Eyes Coin Aims To Make Amazing Contributions To DeFi Alongside Avalanche and Tezos.
  • $114M Mango Markets Exploiter Outs Himself, Returns Most of the Money.
  • How Much Growth Should You Expect from Shiba Inu, Compound, and Big Eyes Coin In The Next Bull Market?
  • Lydia Alexandra Renders at the 2022 1Sustainability Conference.
  • Magic Eden Launches $1 Million Hackathon to Innovate on NFT Creator Monetization and Royalty Tools.
  • Twitch Silent on Foam Pit Injuries at TwitchCon, Pretends Like Nothing Bad Happened.
  • Google and Coinbase strike a deal, BNY Mellon begins crypto custody and WisdomTree's Bitcoin ETF gets denied: Hodler's Digest, Oct. 9-15.