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Asset Freeze: SEC Alleges Cryptocurrency Mining and Trading Operation Scammed $12 Million from Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief against Daniel F. Putnam, of Utah, Jean Paul Ramirez Rico, of Colombia, and Angel A. Rodriguez, of Utah, who allegedly scammed over $12 million from over 2000 investors in a… Read More

Tether and Aave Protocol Report Significant Increase in USDT Demand, Due to Growing Interest in DeFi

Tether, the blockchain-powered platform that’s used to power the largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial money market protocol, have reported a significant increase in demand for Tether (USDT). They claim that the surge in demand for USDT may be… Read More

Like ICOs, IEOs Were More About “Speculation and Trading” than Fundraising and Project Development: Blockchain Sector Report

New York-based SMC Capital, a VC firm focused on blockchain technology, and Estonia’s bigX, a Fintech firm that provides a crypto-fiat exchange, have co-published an extensive report on initial exchange offerings (IEOs). IEOs came after initial coin offerings (ICOs), which are a type of crowdfunding… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Joins Forces With Koine to Launch Institutional Grade Custody Solution

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with digital asset custody provider Koine to launch an institutionally oriented post-trade service, enabling investors to mitigate counterparty risk and the use of private keys in the clearing and settlement of cryptocurrencies.  Through the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex to Now Offer Bitcoin Dominance Perpetual Swap

Bitfinex announced on Wednesday it is now offering Bitcoin Dominance (BTCDOM) Perpetual Swap through its digital asset exchange. Bitfinex claims Bitfinex Derivatives is the first derivatives platform to offer Bitcoin BTCDOM, which enables investors to take a position on the market weighting of the world’s… Read More

New Analysis Claims that Ethereum (ETH) Price Might be Manipulated by Certain Large Crypto Exchanges and “Whales”

A recent analysis of the top 10,000 Ethereum (ETH) wallet addresses suggests that the world’s second-largest digital asset (by market cap and overall adoption) could potentially see its value increase significantly in the foreseeable future. This, as the blockchain network prepares to transition from proof-of-work… Read More

Bitfinex Integrates Whale Alert Live Transactions Service on Social Network Bitfinex Plus

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Tuesday Whale Alert, a tracking service of cryptocurrency transactions from and to exchanges, is available on the social network, Bitfinex Pulse. According to Bitfinex, Whale Alert is claimed to be a vital information source in the digital asset space… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Debuts Staking Rewards Program

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Tuesday it is offering a new Staking Rewards Program that will allow users to earn rewards by holding funds on the Bitfinex platform. The Bitfinex team revealed that the program was designed to provide users with “another avenue” to… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces New Surveillance Tool, Shimmer, to Combat Crypto Market Abuse

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced a new surveillance tool, called “Shimmer,” reportedly in order to combat cryptocurrency market manipulation and other types of abuse. The tool will also help promote “orderly trading” on the exchange, according to the company. Bitfinex has been the target… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces its First $280 Million Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund for Institutional Investors

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced its first cryptocurrency hedge fund. Bitfinex’s management confirmed on March 17, 2020, that its $280 million digital currency hedge fund, called Fulgur Alpha, will be available only to the firm’s institutional clients. Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, told The… Read More

Hong Kong-based Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces Margin Trading for Tether’s New Gold-backed Stablecoin

Hong Kong-based digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for Tether gold (XAU₮). Beginning on January 30, 2020, the exchange has confirmed it will support margin trading for XAU₮ with trading pairs for major fiat currencies including the US dollar and Bitcoin (BTC). Bitfinex’s… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Aims to Strengthen its KYC Processes and Guidelines

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has reportedly been beefing up its know your customer (KYC) requirements and guidelines. The crypto trading platform sent an email to its verified users requesting additional identifying information. The purpose of Bitfinex’s email is to strengthen its due-diligence processes and to… Read More

Clash of Briefs: New York Attorney General and Bitfinex Lawyers File Contradictory Summaries

The New York’s Attorney General’s Office submitted a comprehensive brief to the Supreme Court of New York on December 4th summarizing the current state of the NYAG’s case against Bitfinex and Tether et al., cryptocurrency companies accused of fraud and market manipulation. Lawyers for the… Read More

Plaintiffs in New York Class Action Against Bitfinex Refuse to Revise their Claim

Lawyers for plaintiffs in a class action suit brought against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in New York have declined to revise their complaint alleging the exchange used prints of a crypto-synthetic type of USD to, “creat(e) the largest bubble in human history.” “Plaintiffs do not wish to… Read More

Bitfinex Slams “Copycat Lawsuit” Filed in State of Washington

Bitfinex, a beleaguered crypto exchange, was hit by a class-action lawsuit last week filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Bitfinex is also the target of an investigation that was launched by the New York Office of the Attorney General…. Read More

Tether Seeks Dismissal of Class Action Case in New York

Tether Inc, makers of a popular cryptocurrency that mimics USD (“tether” or USDt), has asked a judge in New York for permission to file a motion to dismiss a class-action suit filed against the company last month. The suit alleges that parties at Tether Inc and… Read More

Tether Responds to Academic Study: “Tether and Affiliates Have Never…Manipulate(d) Cryptocurrency Market”

Tether Inc. is calling an academic paper claiming the company’s cryptocurrency tether (USDt) was used to induce the bitcoin bull run of 2017 “flawed” and “embarrassing.” The company is responding to an updated version of a 2018 paper by American finance professors John Griffin and… Read More

Research by Professors John M Griffin & Amin Shams: Tether Used to Manipulate Bitcoin Price in Ongoing Ploy via Bitfinex

Two scholars famous for alleging in 2018 that injections of Tether, a cryptocurrency and synthetic form of USD, were used to strategically to push up the price of Bitcoin to $20 000 USD have updated the report with a claim that those injections came mainly from… Read More

Crypto Capital President, Banker to Bitfinex, Kraken, Binance and BitMEX, Held in Poland for Alleged Money Laundering

Police in Greece have arrested Ivan Manuel Molina Lee, president of payments processor Crypto Capital, for allegedly laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in drug proceeds for Columbian cartels. Molina is being held now by authorities in Poland, who believe he used the country as… Read More

Bitfinex Applies to US Court to Subpoena Former Senior Banking Official Who Could Help the Crypto Exchange Recover $850 Million

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Digital asset exchange Bitfinex recently applied to a US court to subpoena a former senior banking official of a trust company that the exchange says could help it recover more than $850 million in frozen funds. On October 18, Bitfinex submitted a filing to a… Read More

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