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Israeli Serial “Blockchain Entrepreneur” Moshe Hogeg Sued Again for Alleged Misuse of ICO Funds

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Moshe Hogeg, a high-profile Israeli crypto startup founder (Invest.com, Stox, Sirin Labs) previously sued by Invest.com investors, is now being sued by a Chinese cryptocurrency investor who claims Hogeg has been misusing funds he raised in an initial coin offering (ICO) for the creation of… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: A Discussion with William Skelley, Former CEO of iFunding

iFunding was an early entrant into the real estate crowdfunding sector. Once Title II of the JOBS Act became law (Reg D 506c), it opened up a new world of online promotion for securities offerings and real estate almost immediately became one of the hottest… Read More

Going in Hot: Michael Terpin to Use RICO Act in Pursuit of Justice against Alleged SIM Swap Crypto Fraudster Nicholas Truglia

SIM Swap fraud is a pressing problem not only in the crypto world but identity fraud in general. A fairly new scam, the con is hatched when a criminal takes over an individual’s mobile phone by cloning the hardware. Once the perpetrator controls the mobile… Read More

Investors Sue Crypto Promoter Who Threw Cash Off Hong Kong Highrise

A man arrested for flinging Hong Kong hundred dollar bills ($13 USD) off a local high-rise in December is now being sued by investors who say he duped them out of $3 million dollars, South China Morning News (SCMP) reports. Four investors staged a protest… Read More

NANO and BitGrail Hit by Another Class Action Lawsuit Related to Crypto Theft that Allegedly Saw $153 Million Disappear

Happy New Year. Filed on January 3rd, the busy law firm of Levi & Korsinsky filed a class action lawsuit against Nano cryptocurrency and failed crypto exchange Bitgrail along with its founder Francisco “the Bomber” Firano. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of plaintiff James… Read More

CoinAlpha: How a Small Mistake Can Get You in Trouble with the SEC

Recently, the SEC has charged the gamut of ICO players with violating the securities laws, including companies raising money with ICOs, an exchange, and people promoting ICOs. None of the recent cases contained allegations of fraud and in some cases, the companies attempted to comply… Read More

Silver-Miller Strikes Again With Another Alleged Crypto Fraud Lawsuit

Florida law firm Silver Miller is making quite a name for itself as it files yet another class action lawsuit against a crypto Ponzi scheme called “Coin Signals” allegedly pervaded by Jeremy Spence of New York, Jaime Cruz-Herrera of New Jersey and associates. According to a… Read More

Self-Proclaimed Inventor of Bitcoin Loses Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Claiming He Stole 300 000 Bitcoins from Deceased Business Partner

Craig Wright, an Australian businessperson and Bitcoin enthusiast who claims to be the elusive inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, has lost a bid to have a lawsuit filed against him in Florida courts dismissed. The suit claims that Wright absconded with between 300 000 and… Read More

Court: Cryptocurrency Sent to Wrong Address Must Be Returned

The world of cryptocurrencies has often been compared to the Wild West or some other “every man for himself” situation. Users are repeatedly admonished to protect their “private keys” (passwords, essentially) and maintain custody of them whenever possible. “No keys, no crypto” is a popular… Read More

United Corp Sues Bitcoin Cash ABC

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Plaintiffs in Florida have brought a suit against Bitcoin Cash ABC, it’s leader Roger Ver, the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, and others, arguing the parties colluded, “to take control of the Bitcoin Cash network for personal gain…which caused a global capitalization meltdown of the Bitcoin Cash network… Read More

San Diego LocalBitcoins Dealer Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Forfeits “Ill-Gotten Gains”

Jacob Burrell Campos, 21, plead guilty in San Diego yesterday to operating an unlicensed money business and agreed to forfeit $823,357.00, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office-Southern District of California. Mr Campos admitted he traded hundreds of thousands of dollars of… Read More

State Banking Supervisors Sue OCC Over Fintech Charter

CI reported last month that the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) was considering filing a lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Once again, the CSBS mission is a legal challenge to the much debated OCC Fintech Charter. Last week, the… 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

Lawless, Ill-Conceived, and Destabilizing of Financial Markets: New York Department of Financial Services Sues OCC Over Fintech Charter

Lawless, ill-conceived, and destabilizing of financial markets. While most level headed individuals will have the opinion this statement best describes the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) and their anti-Fintech point of view, think again. This is how the DFS describes the Office… Read More

Silver-Miller Consolidates Multiple Class Action Suits Against Alleged Crypto Ponzi Bitconnect

Florida law firm Silver Miller has combined six class action cases against BitConnect into one case, and the case will be pursued in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Coindesk reports. Silver-Miller has asked for a jury trial. The case not… Read More

Seven More Russians Indicted in US for Alleged Crypto-Funded Spying

Seven more Russian spies have been indicted in the US, charged with multiple counts of attacking industrial, sports, anti-doping and anti-chemical weapons organizations across the world. The personal records of rival athletes were also targeted. Prosecutors in the Western District of Pennsylvania also claim the… Read More

Assets of Deceased Alpha Bay Dark Net Market Founder Forfeited in California Court

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All the known assets of Alexandre Cazes, a 34-year-old Quebcois accused of running the AlphaBay Marketplace, were forfeited in a default judgement by the US government in a California courtroom September 6th after no one appeared to contest the forfeiture, court documents indicate. The assets,… Read More

“The Case Will Proceed to Trial”:  Taking the RECoin / Diamond & Other ICO Actions One Step at a Time

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As has been reported widely, digital token sales (sometimes referred to as initial coin offerings or ICOs) arguably are becoming increasingly important as a new form of capital raising.  To date, certain regulators (including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)) have provided ongoing… Read More

State Bank Regulators Look to Pick Another Fight with OCC on Fintech Charter with Renewed Litigation

According to a post on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the group is gearing up for more litigation pertaining to the renewed push by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and their Fintech Charter. The CSBS is a national lobbying… Read More

Ripple’s General Counsel Departs in Midst of Lawsuits

The lawyer Brynly Llyr will be leaving her post as Lead Counsel at remittance company Ripple, a Ripple spokesperson has confirmed to Quartz: “We’re grateful for all that she did to help build an incredible team…(and) wish Brynly all the best in her next endeavor…(T)he… Read More

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