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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

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Denied Again as DC Federal Court Shoots Down Attempt to Challenge OCC Fintech Charter

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has been rebuffed once again in its attempt to stymie looming Fintech banking competition. In a decision issued yesterday (September 3, 2019), the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that the CSBS pursuit of a… Read More

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Vancouver Crypto Consultancy Vanbex

Vanbex principles Lisa Cheng and Kevin Hobbs, chief architect Brian Onn, developer Jeffery Walsh and TD bank have been named in a class action suit filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia August 26th by two BC residents who say the lost $30 000… 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

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

Bitcoin Cash: Negligence Case Against Coinbase to Proceed, Fraud Claims Dismissed

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A civil case against American crypto trading platform Coinbase alleging the exchange bungled its listing of Bitcoin Cash (a fork of Bitcoin) will proceed on grounds of possible negligence in California. Fraud and unlawful conduct allegations have been dismissed after the judge determined that the… 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

Class Action Against Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO Proceeds in Pennsylvania

A judge in Philadelphia has ruled that a class-action suit brought against Mark Karpeles, the reviled former CEO of the Mt Gox bitcoin exchange, can proceed in Pennsylvania. Karpeles had asked for dismissal claiming Pennsylvania courts did not have jurisdiction, but the judge determined that… 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

Bitfinex Fraud Case Extended 90 Days, Trading from New York “Easy”

Tenacious and liquid crypto exchange Bitfinex and affiliate companies had hoped that a fraud case brought against them by the New York Attorney General (NYAG) would be wrapped up this week. Instead, a formerly sympathetic judge has granted an extension, The Block reports. Bitfinex, iFinex, and… Read More

“Prolific” Dark Net Fentanyl Dealer Forfeits $4 Million USD, Including Bitcoins

A man who pleaded guilty in New York to distributing, “prolific quantities of powerful opioids,’ has also agreed to forfeit $4,156,198.18, “including the funds or currency in seven different Bitcoin wallet addresses.” The release regarding the plea and forfeiture from the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney’s… Read More

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