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Augur “Prediction Market” Inflating User Numbers, Crypto Pundit Says

Alex Sunnarborg, a crypto fund manager at Tetras Capital has questioned user numbers claimed by operators of the “decentralized prediction market” platform Augur, Cointelegraph reports. On Jan 10th, Sunnarborg claimed on Twitter that, in its most recent weekly report, Augur had inflated its user numbers by… Read More

Former CEO’s $152 Million Lawsuit Against Prediction Market Crypto Platform Augur Settled

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A $152 million lawsuit filed by the self-proclaimed expelled CEO against remaining executives at the prediction market platform Augur, has reportedly been settled, and has been taken “off calendar” at San Francisco courts, Forbes reports. According to Forbes, the case filed last April by Matthew Liston… Read More

FBI Investigating “Call of Duty” Players Suspected of Stealing $3.3 Million in Cryptocurrency

A man in Bloomington, Indiana claims he was coerced into cooperating with a group of “Call of Duty” players that “cryptojacked” (stole) $3.3 million dollars of cryptocurrency from various victims, Chicago Sun Times reports. Though no charges have yet been laid, unsealed court documents show… Read More

CFTC Commissioner: Programmers Could Be Prosecuted for Writing Predictive Smart Contracts

Developers that write predictive smart contracts could be subject to various types of enforcement action and liability, CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz told an audience in Dubai yesterday. Quintenz, whose agency regulates derivatives markets in the US, singled out both securities-preformance predictive software (“It could look… Read More

Representative Huizenga Seeks Industry Fairness, But Needs More Info on Crypto

  House Representative Bill Huizenga of Michigan told Bloomberg July 27th that American regulations may need to be modernized to support crypto industries and ensure that retail investors get a piece of the action. “We’ve seen so much more of the capital getting locked up into… Read More

Brief: ShapeShift.io Integrates Ethereum to its Digital Exchange Platform

On Monday, ShapeShift.io announced that it has integrated the Ethereum digital asset onto its instant exchange platform. Customers anywhere in the world can now buy or sell “ether” instantly along with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and several dozen other digital assets through ShapeShift.io. Erik Voorhees, ShapeShift’s CEO, shared: “Ethereum… Read More

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