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Tether Management Said to be Target of Criminal Investigation by US Department of Justice

Tether, the largest stablecoin by market cap, is said to be a target of a criminal investigation in the US. According to a report in Bloomberg, the US Department of Justice is investigating whether, or not, executives committed bank fraud. Rumblings have long swirled around… Read More

US Government Claws Back Crypto from Ransomware Scam as Feds Flex Growing Tech Muscle

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack caused incredible disruptions to the US economy costing businesses and consumers millions of dollars in lost productivity. As the price of gas rose, and people queued up at stations waiting on the dwindling supply due to the malfeasance, the perpetrators,… Read More

Binance Under Investigation in the US: Report

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange is said to be under investigation by the US Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to Bloomberg, government officials are digging into possible money laundering and tax infractions. The report cited individuals with knowledge of… Read More

Pushing Through the Fintech Frontier: Financial Regulators Poised to Expand Fintech and Cryptocurrency Oversight


President Joe Biden’s young administration is poised to deliver heightened – and perhaps unprecedented – regulatory scrutiny of the exploding Fintech industry.  The groundwork for a more active regulatory regime has been set over the course of the past decade.  Prior administrations harnessed existing enforcement… Read More

US Department of Justice Outlines Thefts Performed by North Korean Hackers, Involved Over $1.3 Billion of Money and Cryptocurrency

The US Department of Justice has announced an indictment of three North Korean hackers said to be involved with the Korean military regarding   to cyberattacks and financial including theft of money and cryptocurrency.  The indictment is an expansion of a 2018 case outlining similar nefarious… Read More

Busted Play: Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid Canceled Due to Action by Feds

The US Department of  Justice has announced that Visa’s acquisition of Plaid, an open banking Fintech, has been called off. The decision to abandon the $5.3 billion acquisition was due to a civil antitrust lawsuit filed on Nov. 5, 2020, to stop the merger. The DOJ… Read More

DOJ: Cryptocurrency Exchange Owner Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

The US Department of Justice has announced that Rossen G. Iossifov, 53, formerly of Bulgaria, has been sentenced to 121 months in prison for money laundering via RG Coins, a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Under federal law, Iossifov must serve 85 percent of… Read More

Bitclub Fraud Suspects Look for Early Release Due to Coronavirus Fears

The alleged fraudsters involved in the BitClub $722 million crypto fraud are looking to be released from the county jail over fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December of 2019, the US Justice Department announced the indictment of three individuals. Matthew Brent Goettsche, 37, of… Read More

Bitcoin Store: UK Citizen and Fraudster Renwick Haddow Barred by SEC

Renwick Haddow, a UK citizen who allegedly perpetrated multiple frauds, has received additional sanctions from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Haddow apparently also adopted the alias “Jonathan Black.” Haddow was previously disqualified as a director of any United Kingdom company for eight years, and… 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

US Department of Justice Seizes $20 Million in Bitcoin, Arrests 35 in Darknet Bust

The American Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 26th that its “First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors” has resulted in the arrest and charge of 35 individuals accused of selling illicit goods in the Internet underworld. The comprehensive, inter-agency dragnet also seized guns, drugs,… Read More

US Justice Department Investigating Bitcoin Price Manipulation on Exchanges

Spectacular spoofing and wash-trading practices largely regarded as par-for-the-course among veteran crypto traders are coming under the scrutiny of the US Department of Justice and its partner, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Bloomberg reports. This investigation is said to be particularly focussed on crypto wash… Read More

US Regulators on Consensus Panel Claim Their Doors Open and Rules Clear Regarding ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)

Representatives from the three bodies policing securities in the US and the Chief Strategy Officer from the Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange spoke on an “Enforcement” panel May 15 at the Consensus conference in New York. Citing an “open door” policy, the regulators- James McDonald, Director of… Read More

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