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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

Attendees at November Offshore Alert Conference in London Will Examine Whether Tether Cryptocurrency Enabled “Biggest Scam in the History of Finance”

Two hundred-fifty investigators, thirty speakers gathering and other attendees at the OffshoreAlert Conference on financial intelligence and investigations in London November 11th and 12th will have a chance to examine the role tethers played in creating “the largest bubble in human history,” the Bitcoin/crypto bubble… Read More

Class Action Suit Launched Against Bitfinex and Tether, Alleged Creators of “Largest Bubble in Human History”

Lawyers at Roche Freedman LLP filed a class action suit on October 6th against Bitfinex, Tether, and associated parties and firms. The suit alleges plaintiffs collectively suffered over $1.4 trillion USD in damages due to defendants alleged violation of Commodities Exchange and federal RICO statutes, as well… Read More

Bitfinex Releases $5 Million Tethers Onto EOS Network

Embattled crypto exchange Bitfinex has announced that it, “has completed a chainswap to convert US$5 million tethers onto the EOS protocol via sister exchange EOSfinex. Tethers are cryptographic proxies of USD designed to maintain a stable value equivalent to one USD. They are used to… Read More

Ethfinex Rebrands, Cuts Ties With Troubled Bitfinex Exchange

Ethfinex, a “trustless” cryptocurrency exchange for trading ERC-20 tokens is cutting ties with parent company iFinex and related exchange Bitfinex and rebranding as an independent entity called “DeversiFi.” Will Harborne, who oversaw Ethfinex and is now CEO of DeversiFi told The Block,“This is more than… Read More

Enough Delays: New York Attorney General Asks That Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Be Ordered to Have Records Ready If Company Loses November Appeal

New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked a New York judge to order crypto companies iFinex, Bitfinex and Tether to have records ready and on hand, if they lose their November 4th appeal: “(T)he OAG respectfully requests that this Court…(to) issue an order that… Read More

Judge Grants Stay of Orders Compelling Business Records in Bitfinex Fraud Case

The ball is back in embattled crypto exchange Bitfinex’s court after a different presiding judge has granted a stay of orders compelling financial records pending an appeal. Cryptocurrency companies Bitfinex and Tether and parent company iFinex have been fighting ex parte orders issued in April… Read More

Tether Launches Offshore Chinese Yuan Proxy

Controversial stablecoin issuer Tether has launched its promised “CNHt” coin, which is designed to act as a cryptographic proxy of offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). The coin will run as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network. Offshore Chinese yuan (CNH) added to our basket of… Read More

Crypto Twitter Pundit Claims New York Attorney General’s Pounce on Bitfinex Highly Strategized

Cryptocurrency skeptics, in particular, these days are closely watching the showdown now underway between sister crypto companies Bitfinex and Tether and the New York Attorney General’s Office, which has alleged fraud at the two firms. As a bit of background, Tether makes a synthetic US… Read More

Still Undaunted by New York Investigation, Tether to Issue Offshore Yuan

Tether is continuing its bid to sell synthetic versions of world currencies by issuing yet another “stablecoin,” this time in the form of CNHT, which will act as a proxy for offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). Tether, its parent company iFinex and sister company, crypto exchange… Read More

After 4-Month Fight, Bitfinex Ordered to Provide Business Records

A judge presiding over proceedings in a case of alleged fraud by crypto trading platform Bitfinex (and associated companies) has ordered the companies to provide records compelled under ex parte orders issued in New York in April. Almost immediately after the orders were issued, Bitfinex… Read More

New York Attorney General Says Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Should Have Required Records On Hand

Lawyers for Bitfinex, iFinex, and Tether, cryptocurrency companies currently under investigation for fraud in New York sent a letter to the presiding judging promising to appeal if the case against them is not dismissed. They also asked Judge Joel M Cohen to preclude them from having… Read More

Report: Tether Has Supplanted Bitcoin for Russia-China Commercial Remittances

An unnamed OTC trading desk in Moscow is selling up to $30 million USD in “tethers” per day to Chinese merchants sending proceeds home, Coindesk reports. Until 2018, the favoured currency for this type of transacting was reportedly Bitcoin, but Chinese merchants have lately started dumping… Read More

Bitfinex Lawyers Threaten to Appeal if Motion to Dismiss New York Fraud Case Denied

Lawyers for the crypto exchange Bitfinex (and associated companies iFinex and Tether) have sent a letter to the judge presiding over anti-fraud proceedings against them in New York threatening to appeal if the judge does not dismiss the case against them. The letter from Bitfinex… Read More

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