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Jul 16 2021

Why It Might Be Too Late for Binance to Avoid Regulatory Action

Jul 16 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 binance bitmex cftc crypto

Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: which countries are investigating Binance why it has been...

Jun 08 2021

Bitcoin Network’s Security Concerns Raised As FBI Gets Access to Wallet Passwords, BTC Tanks 10%

While the FBI managing to seize the ransom amount from hacking group Darkside is positive news, it has simultaneously raised concerns over the security of the Bitcoin (BTC) network. On Monday, June 7, the U.S....

May 15 2021

Crypto Exchange Binance Under Investigation by Department of Justice and IRS

Crypto exchange giant Binance is allegedly under investigation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as the Department of Justice (DOJ) for money laundering and tax evasion. BREAKING: Binance, the world's biggest crypto exchange, is under investigation by the Justice Department and IRS...

May 14 2021

Binance Collaborates with IRS & DOJ Over Illegal Activity on the Exchange

May 14 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  binance doj irs regulation

Binance, one of the most important cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, could be facing an investigation by both the United States Justice Department (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) according to Bloomberg. The investigation would be the result of the US efforts to stop illegal activities that have found a way to take advantage of [...] The post Binance Collaborates with IRS &...

Feb 24 2021

US Charges Serbian Man for International Cryptocurrency Scam

Kristijan Krstic scammed investors through Start Options and B2G cryptocurrency investment platforms.

Feb 05 2021

Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Pleads Guilty to $90M Fraud

Feb 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime doj hedge funds news policy & regulation

Virgil Capital founder Stefan Qin lied to investors and siphoned off millions to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Jan 27 2021

US Man Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $20M of ICO Investors’ Funds

Jan 27 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime doj fraud icos news

San Francisco-based Jerry Guo represented himself to clients as an ICO consultant, then embezzled funds now worth over $20 million.

Nov 30 2020

US Justice Department Extradites Alleged Co-Founder of Crypto Ponzi Scheme From Panama

Nov 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  doj extradition news ponzi schemes

The accused, Gutemberg Dos Santos, has been charged in an indictment and was extradited from Panama on Nov. 25.

Nov 24 2020

BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitmex cftc doj legal opinion

The case against BitMEX, an offshore crypto trading platform, has regulatory implications for the burgeoning DeFi market.

US Authorities Missed Millions of Dollars in Seized Crypto Wallets

Coinfirm says that the law enforcement agencies have left substantial funds on crypto wallets seized from criminals.

Oct 20 2020

How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals

Oct 20 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain crime crypto

Magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, and Jessi Brooks, assistant U.S. attorney in the national security section at the United States Attorney’s Office, have prosecuted several cryptocurrency-related cases, many of them amongst the most well-known. In this episode, they talk about: how they came to be involved in the prosecution of so many cases...

Oct 16 2020

What You Need to Know About the DOJ’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain cftc

Jessie Liu, partner at Skadden and the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, headed up the team that has prosecuted what some believe is the greatest number of cryptocurrency crimes worldwide — Welcome to Video, Dark Scandals, Helix, North Korea, Hamas/Al Qaeda and ISIS. In this episode, she discusses: how she came to create a Threat...

Bitcoin 🐳🚀📈?

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  bitcoin abc bitmex blockchain btc cftc

\+ CFTC Chair Gushes About ETH This week, another big institutional player invested an eye-opening sum in Bitcoin, while BTC's overall bullish trend shows no signs of slowing down. CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert praised Ethereum while dancing around whether ETH or the greater DeFi landscape should be labeled securities or commodities. We also have a roundup of the latest...

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