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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

“Destination Bitcoin” Operator Indicted in New Jersey for Unlicensed Money Transmission

William Green, 46, of Wall Township, New Jersey, has been indicted in the state  for allegedly, “operating an unlicensed money transmitting business through which he charged customers fees to convert more than $2 million in cash into the digital currency Bitcoin.” The indictment follows a criminal complaint… Read More

No New York Customers, No Jurisdiction: Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Says New York Fraud Case Weak

Bitfinex, iFinex, and Tether, cryptocurrency companies defending themselves against fraud allegations in New York, are claiming that the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has failed to substantiate claims the companies facilitated trades for New York residents without being licensed to do so…. Read More

Vancouver Blockchain Consultancy, Vanbex, Targeted in Additional Lawsuit

Vanbex, a Vancouver-based “blockchain consultancy” now contending with a formal fraud investigation and civil forfeiture actions, is now contending with a civil lawsuit brought by a former employee. According to Business Vancouver, lawyer Blair Hogg filed documents naming Vanbex Group Group, Inc., Vanbex Labs, Inc…. Read More

Hot Water Gets Hotter: NY Attorney General Claims Bitfinex Operated Unlawfully in New York Until 2019

The Attorney General of New York (NYAG) has submitted a memorandum in court documenting iFinex/Bitfinex/Tether’s “extensive ties to New York” and disputing the Seychelles-registered companies’ claims that New York authorities have no jurisdiction and that its fraud investigation is impeding business. iFinex and subsidiaries Tether… Read More

Former Employee Sues ZCash for Alleged Failure to Grant Promised Stock Options

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A former Senior Software Engineer at Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, the company behind “privacy coin” cryptocurrency ZCash, is suing his former employer for $2 million USD plus costs. Plaintiff Simon Liu alleges in court documents that Zerocoin failed to ever turn over 15 000 Zerocoin… Read More

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