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SEC: Telegram Has Been Using Funds from GRAM Token Sale to Cover 90% of Expenses at Messenger Division

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In its latest submission in a case against private messaging app provider Telegram, the SEC claims that, Telegram has been using funds raised to develop the TON blockchain to rather cover operating expenses at the messaging business. Telegram raised $1.7 billion USD from 171 purchasers… Read More

Tether Issues Statement on Consolidation of Class Action Lawsuits

Tether, the stablecoin that has endured a good share of challenges, has issued a statement on pending lawsuits targeting the company. According to a release,  the plaintiffs in three class action proceedings against Tether filed a letter with the U.S. District Court for the Southern… Read More

U.S. Law Firm Sued for Advising “Crypto Assets are Not Securities”

A Delaware-registered company called Digital Capital Management is suing law firm Faegre Baker Daniels for allegedly providing “erroneous” legal advice in 2017 that greenlit establishment of a cryptocurrency/digital token investment fund. The story was broken by Bloomberg Law. The fund, Crypto Asset Management LLC (CAM),… Read More

Crypto Exchange Kraken Sued for Terminating Possible Whistleblower

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A former employee for the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange (Payward Inc.) is suing the company in California for discrimination, harassment, wrongful dismissal and retaliation for whistleblowing. The story was broken by Attack of the 50-Foot Blockchain author, David Gerard. Plaintiff Nathan Peter Runyon, “a decorated Marine… 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

Class-Action Suit Launched Alleging Market Manipulation in Crypto, Targets Alameda Research & FTX Trading

A plaintiff called “Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC” has launched a class-action suit against cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX, partner firm Alameda Research and several associated individuals alleging they are, “well known among cryptocurrency traders for being principal manipulators of the Bitcoin spot and Bitcoin derivatives markets.”… Read More

Final Judgement: OCC Loses Fintech Charter Legal Battle as Judge Rules in Favor of New York State Department of Financial Services

Customers Lose as Fintech Charter Shot Down by US District Court This week, Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruled against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in its ongoing legal battle to… Read More

Facebook’s Subsidiary Calibra Is Being Sued for Trademark Infringement By Mobile Banking Developer Current

Facebook’s subsidiary Calibra is being sued for trademark infringement by Current, the developer of a mobile banking app. The complaint was submitted on October 10 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. It alleges that Calibra’s logo is quite similar… 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

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

Kik Confirms It’s Closing Messaging App for Teens; CEO Spoofed in Cryptomedia

Things took a strange turn last night after news broke that Kik, creator of a messaging app for teens also called Kik, has been executing layoffs in Israel and plans to shutdown the app. First, following news of the layoffs, Kik CEO Ted Livingston confirmed… Read More

Ripple Lawyers: Suit Claiming XRP’s a Security Comes Too Late; XRPs are “Currency”

Lawyers for Ripple Labs have asked a judge to dismiss a class-action suit brought against the company in Northern California. The case seeks to establish that Ripple Labs conducted an unlawful sale of securities (XRP tokens) to fund the development of a fast payment network… Read More

California Indicts Two Alleged Hackers for Attacks on Etherdelta Crypto Exchange

Two men have been indicted in California for allegedly hacking “decentralized” (peer-to-peer) crypto trading platform EtherDelta. The indictment states that Anthony Nashatka (AKA “Psycho”), who resides in New York, and co-defendant Elliot Gunton (AKA “Planet”), who lives in the UK, have not yet been arrested. The… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Real Estate Investment Platform Rich Uncles

Real estate investment platform Rich Uncles (BrixInvest LLC) was hit with a lawsuit this past week filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in Los Angeles. Rich Uncles uses non-listed REITs, typically using the Reg A+ securities exemption, to enable investors to… Read More

Self-Proclaimed “Ethereum Co-Creator” Arrested in Case of Alleged Extortion

Lawyer, self-proclaimed Ethereum co-creator and “architect of the ICO,” Steven Nerayoff, has been charged with extortion for allegedly, “…threaten(ing) to destroy a startup cryptocurrency company if…not paid millions of dollars in the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH).” Nerayoff’s LinkedIn profile indicates he has been, “an advisor or investor in… Read More

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit After Being Forced to Freeze Stolen Bitcoins Settles Lawsuit

Coinbase UK has settled a lawsuit with the CEO of Alphabit regarding Coinbase’s alleged handling of Bitcoins worth almost $1 million USD that were allegedly stolen from Alphabit by hackers in July, Law 360 reports. Alphabit is UK-based “crypto-asset investment company” that claims to manage… Read More

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