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SEC Piles Up Fraud Charges in $32M ICO Centra: Jail Time Looms

Category: Altcoins, News, Regulation

SEC Piles Up Fraud Charges in $32M ICO Centra: Jail Time Looms

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed additional fraud charges against a third co-founder of Central Tech’s $32 million initial coin offering, which had been endorsed by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled. Raymond Trapani was charged with fraud in an amended complaint filed by the SEC on April 20. Centra’s two other co-founders, Sohrab Sharma and Robert…

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Karma: Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Sued for Illegal Charges on Bitcoin Transactions

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Karma: Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Sued for Illegal Charges on Bitcoin Transactions

In life, what goes around comes around; it is only a matter of time. The laws of nature have started hitting Jamie Dimon and his JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank hard as the firm has been dragged to court for allegedly charging customers exorbitant fees on bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related transactions. On February 3, 2018, customers of JPMorgan chase along with…

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A Lawsuit may Lead to a Court-ordered Hard Fork for Nano

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

A Lawsuit may Lead to a Court-ordered Hard Fork for Nano

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail is at the center of a controversy that has led to the filing of a class action lawsuit against the developers of the cryptocurrency project Nano, which could see the first hard fork ordered by a court proceeding. On April 6, an American law firm by the name Silver Miller announced it had filed a lawsuit…

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New York-based Law Firm Develops Crypto Litigation Tracker

Category: Altcoins, Business, News, Regulation, Tech

New York-based Law Firm Develops Crypto Litigation Tracker

Morrison Cohen LLP, a law firm based in New York, has developed and launched a system that is capable of tracking ongoing litigations involving cryptocurrency companies. The system which is called, the “Moco Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker” will provide a platform for people to obtain information pertaining to cases involving crypto companies in law courts throughout the United States. The Vicious…

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South Korean Jury Deliberate on Auctioning Pornography Merchant’s Seized Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

South Korean Jury Deliberate on Auctioning Pornography Merchant’s Seized Bitcoin

South Korean Authorities are at crossroads over the decision on how to handle the approximately 216 bitcoin seized from a Korean web developer and “porn lord.” Long-Standing Case The case began in April when a web developer was indicted for allegedly distributing 235,000 copies of illegal pornographic material on adult websites over three years. The Korean District court in Suwon,…

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Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted admin of the now-defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road, has approached the US Supreme Court seeking legal respite. Challenging Ulbricht’s Conviction Ulbricht was one of the principal figures behind the infamous bazaar, best known as one of the largest-ever online marketplaces for illegal drugs. He was nabbed in 2013 due to suspect online activities and was convicted…

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Singapore Trial Will Determine Fate of Contested $44 Million in Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Singapore Trial Will Determine Fate of Contested $44 Million in Bitcoin

International Judge Simon Thorley of The Singapore International Commercial Court has ruled that the case centering on a reversed trade of 3,092 bitcoin (B2C2 Ltd v. Quoine Pte Ltd) will proceed to trial. He denied the application for summary judgment (judgment without trial) from the plaintiff, cryptocurrency market maker B2C2 of the UK, on the basis that he finds a…

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Forklog CEO’s Apartment Raided by Authorities, $250k of Ether Taken

Category: Business, Commentary, News

Forklog CEO’s Apartment Raided by Authorities, $250k of Ether Taken

Forklog, a primarily Russian language cryptocurrency news site has announced that on December 15, the apartment of their CEO Anatoly Kaplan had his apartment raided by the Ukraine Security Service. Agents took a number of cold storage cryptocurrency storage items, and later 305 ether was transferred to a private wallet. At today’s valuation, that would be more than a quarter…

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Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

Dutch startup LegalThings has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice to digitize laws on the blockchain. LegalThings, a software technology company, was founded in 2014 by software developer Arnold Daniels, lawyer Rick Schmitz as well as economist Martijn Migchelsen. The company recently demonstrated how the blockchain could successfully store an entire law. In September 2017, it participated and…

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Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

Category: Interviews

Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

In a 2015 legal case that sent shockwaves through the crypto world, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in creating and running the billion-dollar Silk Road online black market. Below in an interview for BTCManager, Ross’ mom Lyn provides a behind the scenes update on her son’s’ imprisonment as well as her “no…

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