DX.Exchange Crypto Platform Goes Through Bankruptcy Proceedings

A bankruptcy petition filed by employees of DX.Exchange alleges that the company was actually managed by CX Technologies Ltd. . 76 Current and former employees, who filed the petition, claim CX Technologies replaced the Israeli binary options firm SpotOption, a company that was raided by the FBI in January last year due to suspected...

Germany Joins Other Countries As it Warns Customers to Stay Away From Karatbars

The German financial regulator BaFin has issued a cease-and-desist order against Karatbit Foundation, shortly after South African regulators also acted against the crypto company. Karatbars International GmbH issues the supposedly gold-backed KaratGold Coin, previously known as KaratBankCoin (KBC). The token, which currently runs on the Ethereum blockchain, is trading on nearly 30 exchanges, including Yobit,...

FBI Makes Two New Arrests For Cryptocurrency Theft

Two men from Massachusetts were charged by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on multiple counts, including wire fraud, computer fraud, abuse and identity theft. The defendants, Eric Meiggs, 21 and Declan Harrington, 20  were allegedly attempting to steal from digital currency companies’ directors and others “who likely had significant amounts of cryptocurrency,” and...

Crypto Capital Executive Indicted on Fraud Allegations

Crypto Capital executive Oz Yosef was charged with multiple crimes by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York. As stated in the court documents from October 23, Yosef was indicted on 3 counts, including bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to perform unlicensed money transmitting service.According to the...

Tether and Bitfinex Sued for $1.4 Trillion

A law office from New York filed a lawsuit against a cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and Tether, claiming they manipulated the crypto market, causing harm to traders while reaping benefits for themselves.According to the lawsuit, Bitfinex and some of the associated entities participated in fraudulent, competition-distorting, and market-manipulation activities, causing financial damage to the plaintiffs.Additionally,...

Bittrex Selects Chainalysis Software to Detect Suspicious Transactions

Bittrex a cryptocurrency exchange that has been in operation since 2014 and a Top-100 exchange by trade volume, has introduced a real-time monitoring solution to help it detect suspicious activity on its cryptocurrency trading platform, developed by the blockchain analysis company Chainalysis. The new software is known as Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) and it...

CEO of the Embattled Brazillian Crypto Company Owns 25,000 Bitcoins

October 08 - CEO of the Embattled Brazillian Crypto Company Owns 25,000 Bitcoins A leaked tax filing shows that Claudio Oliveira, the Chief Executive of the embattled Brazilian cryptocurrency company Grupo Bitcoin Banco, owns as much as 25,000 Bitcoin. This amount is currently worth more than $209 million USD.A person familiar with Brazil’s tax authority,...

NiceHash Co-Founder Arrested in Germany

The former CTO and co-founder of the Slovenian cryptocurrency hash power broker NiceHash has been arrested in Germany on charges of being a member of a group of hackers that was in charge of millions of dollars robbery.As the Slovenian news portal 24UR.com reports, Matjaz Skorjanec was detained by German law enforcement last Monday....

Fully Insured Custody Provider Enters the Market

The new cryptocurrency custodian KNØX has entered the market today with an extensive fund insurance program arranged by the insurance provider giant Marsh & McLennan, Coindesk reports. The Canada-based KNØX provides protection for its customers, such as asset managers and hedge funds, through its storage feature which keeps the cryptographic personal keys offline. Marsh’s insurance...

Wright Must Turn Over Half of His Bitcoin Holdings, Judge Rules

Judge Bruce Reinhart ruled that Craig Wright has to let go of 50% of his bitcoin assets and intellectual property to Ira Kleiman. According to the ruling, Wright is also obliged to pay the lawyer’s expenses. At the beginning of 2018, David Kleiman’s brother took legal action against Craig Wright, blaming him for stealing a...