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Court Says Securities Fraud Case on Cryptocurrency Can Move Forward

More to come as Judge Raymond Dearie in the Eastern District of New York Federal court has ruled that securities law fraud cases can be brought against promoters of cryptocurrencies. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s case can move … Continue reading

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No Good Crowdfunding Deed

Is it “no good deed goes unpunished”? A New Jersey couple who had been helped by a homeless man set up a crowdfunding site for him. After raising more than $400,000, they gave Johnny Bobbitt some of the money. But … Continue reading

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Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … Continue reading

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Not The Season For Crypto ETFs (Yet)

It’s still not time for cryptocurrency Exchange Traded Funds according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, it denied 9 applications to operate Bitcoin ETFs giving as their reason (as they reasoned when they turned down the Winklevoss Twins recently): … Continue reading

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Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous. The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers. The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives … Continue reading

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Pump & Dump: Cryptocurrency

SUCKA! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that their analysis of cryptocurrency trading has exposed at least 175 “pump and dump” schemes generating $825 million in activity over the last seven months. It’s a game of musical chairs where anonymous … Continue reading

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Ex(?)-Gangster Crowdfunding ICO

Why rob a bank when the crowd will send you money for nothing? The South China Morning Post out of Hong Kong reports: “Former Macau triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi has partnered with a mysterious Beijing firm to back … Continue reading

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