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Crypto.com Leverages Amazon's AWS Cloud To Enhance Scalability and Security

Crypto.com Leverages Amazon's AWS Cloud To Enhance Scalability and Security

Crypto.com will now leverage Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) cloud provider to provide enhanced scalability and security for its 5 million users,

Ethereum Will Be Made Available on Amazon Managed Blockchain

Ethereum Will Be Made Available on Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has now brought the benefits of Ethereum blockchain solutions to its users.

Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Dumps 28 Million XRP Tokens amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Dumps 28 Million XRP Tokens amid SEC Lawsuit

Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder and its former Chief of Technology Officer, has seemingly resumed the sale of his XRP reserve, cashing out 28 million XRP.

Instagram Influencers Sued by Investors for Falsely Promoting Crypto Tokens

Instagram Influencers Sued by Investors for Falsely Promoting Crypto Tokens

Instagram influencers Kim Kardashian and American boxer Floyd Mayweather have been sued by investors accusing celebrities of falsely promoting crypto tokens to mislead investors.

Facebook, Google, Twitter Face $600 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Facebook, Google, Twitter Face $600 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

The trio of Facebook, Google and Twitter have been slammed by a $600 million class-action lawsuit by a group of companies and individuals backed by Sydney based JPB Liberty

Lawsuit against Ooki DAO Takes New Twist as CFTC Commissioner Dissents Ruling

Lawsuit against Ooki DAO Takes New Twist as CFTC Commissioner Dissents Ruling

The regulator said Ooki DAO offered digital asset margin trading, which they’re not permitted by law to do.

CFTC Files First Lawsuit Against DAO

CFTC Files First Lawsuit Against DAO

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed its first lawsuit against a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).

Terra Co-Founders to Face Fraud Charges in South Korea

Terra Co-Founders to Face Fraud Charges in South Korea

As reported by a local media site, Munhwa, an organized group of LUNA and UST investors is planning to file a legal complaint against Terra CEOs Do Kwon and Daniel Shin for alleged fraud.

U.S. Judge Approves SEC's Motion to Extend its Discovery Period For Lawsuit with Ripple

U.S. Judge Approves SEC's Motion to Extend its Discovery Period For Lawsuit with Ripple

SEC's request to extend the facts discovery period for the ongoing Ripple case has been granted by Judge Sarah Netburn.

CoreWeave Appoints Former AWS Executive Chetan Kapoor as Chief Product Officer

CoreWeave Appoints Former AWS Executive Chetan Kapoor as Chief Product Officer

CoreWeave names Chetan Kapoor as Chief Product Officer to lead product strategy and AI services amid rapid growth.

Anthropic Expands Claude AI Access for Government Agencies with AWS Partnership

Anthropic Expands Claude AI Access for Government Agencies with AWS Partnership

Anthropic announces expanded access to Claude AI via AWS Marketplace, targeting government agencies with enhanced security and tailored services.

Fireblocks Announces Support for AWS Nitro Enclaves

Fireblocks Announces Support for AWS Nitro Enclaves

Fireblocks now supports AWS Nitro Enclaves, enhancing security for customers using Fireblocks API Co-Signer. Learn more about this development.

CoinFLEX to Sue Robert Ver to Recover $84m Outstanding Debt

CoinFLEX to Sue Robert Ver to Recover $84m Outstanding Debt

CoinFLEX is facing bankruptcy fears after its big longtime crypto investor Roger Ver who failed to repay a debt now totals $84 million dollars. The exchange said they are taking legal action against Roger Ver.

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

Kik Survives Legal Battle With the SEC, Kin Crypto to Continue Trading on Exchanges

Kik Survives Legal Battle With the SEC, Kin Crypto to Continue Trading on Exchanges

The Kin Foundation has disclosed that both itself and the cryptocurrency has survived the dispute with the US SEC.

Coin Center Sues IRS For Unconstitutional Tax Reporting Rules

Coin Center Sues IRS For Unconstitutional Tax Reporting Rules

Coin Center, a Washington DC-based non-profit research and advocacy centre, has filed a lawsuit against the United States Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a tax reporting requirement it wants to pass into law.

No-Kill Animal Organization PAWS Chicago Launches "Dogenations", Accepting Crypto Donations

No-Kill Animal Organization PAWS Chicago Launches "Dogenations", Accepting Crypto Donations

PAWS Chicago, a large-scale No-Kill animal rescue organization in the Midwestern United States, and Leo Burnett, a creative solutions company, launched a cryptocurrency donation event called "Dogenations".

SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse revealed that a lawsuit may be in the works against his fintech company for XRP cryptocurrency sooner than later.

Brad Garlinghouse Stated that Ripple does not Lag behind Bitcoin's Energy Usage FUD

Brad Garlinghouse Stated that Ripple does not Lag behind Bitcoin's Energy Usage FUD

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse recently responded to allegations related to the company's role in spreading the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) of Bitcoin's energy use.

WhaleFin is being sued by Atletico Madrid for unpaid sponsorship

WhaleFin is being sued by Atletico Madrid for unpaid sponsorship

Atletico Madrid is suing WhaleFin for €20 million over a terminated €40 million sponsorship deal, claiming financial losses and potential reputational damage.

Legal Battle between Ripple Labs and SEC Seek End Game

Legal Battle between Ripple Labs and SEC Seek End Game

The Ripple-SEC legal case has entered into the summary judgment phase. Both parties are seeking a speedy close to the lawsuit.

Ripple Files Lawsuit Against YouTube Over Cryptocurrency Investment Scam

Ripple Files Lawsuit Against YouTube Over Cryptocurrency Investment Scam

Ripple crypto firm has hit YouTube with a lawsuit accusing the streaming platform of failing to take action against crypto scams that impersonate the cryptocurrency company.

Kompute Seeks to be the “AWS” of Decentralized Cloud Computing

Kompute Seeks to be the “AWS” of Decentralized Cloud Computing

Kompute, a blockchain company based in Estonia, intends to render significant control and anonymity in cloud computing through a decentralized model explicitly created for Web3.

Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

Do Kwon, co-founder of Terraform Labs, has defended himself against allegations of fraud from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kwon’s lawyers have requested the dismissal of the lawsuit, claiming that the SEC's allegations are unfounded and that US law prohibits regulators from asserting jurisdiction over the digital assets in question. The lawyers also argued that the SEC failed to prove Kwon’s involvement in the collapse of Terra’s stablecoin, UST.

XRP Slides by 10% as United States SEC Poised to Sue Ripple for Securities Law Violation

XRP Slides by 10% as United States SEC Poised to Sue Ripple for Securities Law Violation

XRP has slid below the $0.50 level and is down by 9%, as news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission will sue Ripple has broken out.

XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

On behalf of XRP holders, attorney John E. Deaton has filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit opposing Ripple Labs and the SEC.

Crypto Firm BitGo Files $100m Lawsuit against Galaxy Digital for Breaching Acquisition Deal

Crypto Firm BitGo Files $100m Lawsuit against Galaxy Digital for Breaching Acquisition Deal

Last month, Galaxy scrapped a plan to acquire BitGo for $1.2 billion. In its lawsuit, BitGo demands $100 million for damages following Galaxy’s termination of the merger deal.

XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

While the Securities and Exchange Commission has opposed XRP holders' motion to intervene, Ripple seems to think it should be approved by the court.

Coinbase and Brian Armstrong Named as Defendants in a Securities Lawsuit

Coinbase and Brian Armstrong Named as Defendants in a Securities Lawsuit

Coinbase Global Inc, Coinbase Inc, and Brian Armstrong have been named defendants in a class-action lawsuit. Three leading exchanges are accused of without sharing the required risks involved in trading as many as 79 different tokens.

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

A group of crypto users are challenging the US Treasury Department's sanctions of Tornado Cash in court. Coinbase is backing the legal action.

Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

The lawsuit against Coinbase was filed by George Kattula on behalf of the aggrieved users of the exchange who claimed the firm did not grant them access to their crypto wallets during periods of price volatility.

Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants

Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants

Crypto Giants Binance, BitMEX, along with Executives CZ, Arthur Hayes Named Among Defendants in 11 Class Action Suits For Violating Securities Laws.

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members

A US district judge has ruled that bZx DAO transactions are custodial due to the ability for developers to upgrade a smart contract where the key is held by a single developer, as highlighted in a class-action lawsuit against bZx DAO and others. This may impact DeFi platforms that use multisigs and require them to obtain custody licenses to comply with the law.

Binance Sues Bloomberg Businessweek's Publisher for Defamation in HK

Binance Sues Bloomberg Businessweek's Publisher for Defamation in HK

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, sued Bloomberg’s Hong Kong media partner- Bloomberg Businessweek's publisher, for allegedly misleading publications resulting in damaging Binance’s reputation.

3AC Co-Founder Reappears, Blames Liquidators for 'Baiting'

3AC Co-Founder Reappears, Blames Liquidators for 'Baiting'

Su Zhu, Three Arrows Capital co-founder, has revealed fresh details behind the collaboration between the prominent hedge fund firm and its liquidators.

SEC Withdraws Lawsuit Against Debt Box Amid Misleading Evidence Controversy

SEC Withdraws Lawsuit Against Debt Box Amid Misleading Evidence Controversy

The SEC has withdrawn its lawsuit against Debt Box, accusing it of a $50 million fraudulent scheme, paving the way for future charges and a significant shift in crypto firm regulatory landscape.

Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Tether and Bitfinex Affirmed, Plaintiff Drops Appeal

Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Tether and Bitfinex Affirmed, Plaintiff Drops Appeal

Tether and Bitfinex have won a lawsuit against Shawn Dolifka and Matthew Anderson, despite allegations of misleading statements about USDT reserves, underscoring the importance of transparency in the cryptocurrency sector.

New York Files Lawsuit Against Coinseed Crypto Platform for Allegedly Defrauding Thousands of Investors

New York Files Lawsuit Against Coinseed Crypto Platform for Allegedly Defrauding Thousands of Investors

New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Coinseed crypto platform and the company’s executives for defrauding investors more than $1 million to enrich themselves between 2017 and 2018.

Judge Dismisses Antitrust Suit Against Apple Over Apple Cash

Judge Dismisses Antitrust Suit Against Apple Over Apple Cash

US District Judge has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit targeting Apple, where Venmo and Cash App users claimed Apple Cash had an anti-competitive edge.

Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Along with the heat Ripple is currently facing from the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of its leading investors has also turned against it.

Yuga Labs Files Lawsuit Against Artist Producing BAYC Copycat Collection

Yuga Labs Files Lawsuit Against Artist Producing BAYC Copycat Collection

Yuga Labs, the blockchain startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection has filed a lawsuit against digital artist Ryder Ripps and several associates for producing a copycat version of Bored Apes

Consensys Files Lawsuit Against SEC Over Ethereum Regulation

Consensys Files Lawsuit Against SEC Over Ethereum Regulation

Consensys, a software development firm, has filed a lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its commissioners, claiming the SEC plans to regulate Ethereum as a security, highlighting the ongoing debate on cryptocurrencies' regulatory classification and potential industry impact.

Elon Musk Sued by Twitter Investors for Delayed Disclosure

Elon Musk Sued by Twitter Investors for Delayed Disclosure

A group of investors sued Elon Musk to save himself about $156 million for failing to disclose that he had purchased more than 5% of Twitter shares by March 14.

Ripple Fires Back at SEC over Its Legal Complaint of XRP as Pretrial Looms

Ripple Fires Back at SEC over Its Legal Complaint of XRP as Pretrial Looms

Ripple has fought back against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s legal complaint against XRP, hinting that the agency was overreaching.

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that it has received a final judgment in a US district court action against Eran Eyal, the CEO and founder of Shopin token offering for carrying out an allegedly fraudulent ICO.

Crypto Miner Sphere 3D Sues Partner over Alleged Bitcoin Spoofing Attack

Crypto Miner Sphere 3D Sues Partner over Alleged Bitcoin Spoofing Attack

Sphere 3D, a crypto miner, has filed a lawsuit against Gryphon Digital Mining, its partner, after an alleged spoofing attack led to the irregular transfer of Bitcoin. Gryphon CEO allegedly wired BTC to a fraudster posing as Sphere 3D's CFO. Sphere 3D accuses Gryphon of violating their contractual duties and putting the company's assets at significant risk.

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

A second lawsuit has been filed against the fintech company Plaid, for violating user data privacy agreements they hold with major financial accounts that use Coinbase and Venmo.

Binance Faces Lawsuit in Canada for Selling Crypto Derivative Products Without Registration

Binance Faces Lawsuit in Canada for Selling Crypto Derivative Products Without Registration

Binance faces a class-action lawsuit in Canada for allegedly violating securities laws by selling crypto derivative products to retail investors without proper registration, highlighting the significant presence of retail investors.

Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

The court has denied the motion to intervene filed by XRP investors looking to take part in the Ripple case.

Mawson Infrastructure Group Signs New Hosting Services Deal with Foundry Digital

Mawson Infrastructure Group Signs New Hosting Services Deal with Foundry Digital

The deal demonstrates yet another step forward in Mawson's goal to become the world's biggest carbon neutral Bitcoin miner.

Ripple XRP Continues Consolidating Its Value Above $0.6 New Support Level

Ripple XRP Continues Consolidating Its Value Above $0.6 New Support Level

Technical indicators show that XRP is likely to consolidate its price inside a range of the $0.60 support level and the 0.65 resistance level.

India Passes Controversial Crypto Tax Laws, Effective on April 1

India Passes Controversial Crypto Tax Laws, Effective on April 1

India’s parliament on Friday passed a law designed to tax digital assets including cryptocurrencies. Users will begin paying capital gains taxes of 30% on crypto transactions from 1st April 2022.

Binance faces investor backlash and Bitcoin withdrawals following CFTC lawsuit

Binance faces investor backlash and Bitcoin withdrawals following CFTC lawsuit

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, denies market manipulation allegations made by the CFTC. However, investors withdrew over 3,400 BTC from Binance within 24 hours of the lawsuit announcement, leading to a decrease in Binance's total Bitcoin balance while competing exchanges saw an increase.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues Google and YouTube Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Scam Videos

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues Google and YouTube Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Scam Videos

Legal team for Steve Wozniak, co-founder of tech powerhouse Apple, announced a lawsuit against YouTube and their parent company Google alleging that the media companies failed to take down fraudulent videos that impersonated Wozniak to drive Bitcoin funds.

Only in Crypto: John McAfee Admits "Copy-Pasting" PIVX Whitepaper, Wants to Sue them Nonetheless

Only in Crypto: John McAfee Admits "Copy-Pasting" PIVX Whitepaper, Wants to Sue them Nonetheless

McAfee’s crypto project “Ghost” was found to have plagiarised its entire whitepaper from another crypto firm, but instead of being apologetic, the entrepreneur threatens to sue PIVX, the project in question, for causing reputational damage.

The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings

The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its first case involving the decentralized finance market by charging the founders of DeFi Money market for raising $30 million through fraudulent offerings.

Former Ethereum Adviser Steven Nerayoff Files $9.6B Lawsuit Against US Government

Former Ethereum Adviser Steven Nerayoff Files $9.6B Lawsuit Against US Government

Steven Nerayoff, an early adviser to the Ethereum network, has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for false charges and mistreatment. The lawsuit, filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, seeks $9.6 billion in damages for an extortion case. Nerayoff alleges that federal agents were aware of the baseless charges and engaged in harassment and intimidation tactics.

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Jared Grey, head chef of Japan-based DAO, Sushi, stated that no one associated with Sushi has violated U.S. federal security laws in response to a subpoena from the SEC. Grey is cooperating with the SEC and stated that it is unknown whether further subpoenas will be issued to others linked with Sushi.

NFT Co-Founder Faces Lawsuit Over Crypto Wallet Dispute

NFT Co-Founder Faces Lawsuit Over Crypto Wallet Dispute

Rebase co-founder Edmond Truong is being sued by Krzysztof Gagacki, who claims to be a co-founder of the nonfungible token (NFT) project. Gagacki alleges that Truong misappropriated $2 million into a separate wallet owned and controlled by him without his consent, ousting Gagacki from the firm and causing damage to his reputation.

Federal Judge Refuses to Consolidate Class-Action Lawsuits Against FTX Exchange

Federal Judge Refuses to Consolidate Class-Action Lawsuits Against FTX Exchange

A federal judge has denied a request to consolidate five proposed class-action lawsuits against the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX. The plaintiffs, including Julie Papadakis, Michael Elliott Jessup, Stephen Pierce, Elliott Lam, and Russell Hawkins, accuse former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and other executives of misappropriating assets. While all the plaintiffs are pursuing Bankman-Fried, the cases also involve various other defendants, including outside auditors and exchange promoters. The judge pointed out that not all defendants had the opportunity to respond yet, and there's no need to consolidate before hearing their side.

Biden Appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler is not Going to Save Ripple's XRP Token

Biden Appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler is not Going to Save Ripple's XRP Token

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is celebrating President-elect Joe Bidens Decision to appoint Gary Gensler to SEC chair—but this will not make the lawsuit against XRP go away.

ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

ShapeShift AG has settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for operating as an unregistered dealer of crypto asset securities, agreeing to a cease-and-desist order and a $275,000 penalty.

Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application

Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application

Wyoming state-based digital asset bank Custodia has filed a lawsuit against the authority for unlawfully delaying a decision on its applications for a master account.

Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Accuses Celsius Network of Financial Fraud Involvement

Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Accuses Celsius Network of Financial Fraud Involvement

In its lawsuit, Jason Stone, a former manager at Celsius Network, has accused the crypto lending firm of engaging in fraudulent deals, including price manipulation of Celsius's token.

Terraform Labs Sues US SEC for Illegally Issuing a Subpoena on its CEO

Terraform Labs Sues US SEC for Illegally Issuing a Subpoena on its CEO

Terraform Labs, the Singapore-based blockchain startup behind the Terra protocol has filed a lawsuit against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly issuing an illegal Subpoena on its Chief Executive Officer.

TikTok Crypto Influencers Mislead Viewers

TikTok Crypto Influencers Mislead Viewers

More than one-third of cryptocurrency influencers on TikTok have posted misleading videos about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to a recent study. Many of these influencers fail to provide disclaimers warning users about the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies. Moreover, many are pushing services and investments for their own profit, without disclosing the payments they receive. The potential financial risks for unwary investors are high, with one in three misleading videos on TikTok mentioning Bitcoin. Viewers are advised to do their own research before making any investments.

XRP Price Slumps as SEC’s Ripple Lawsuit Worries India’s Crypto Exchanges

XRP Price Slumps as SEC’s Ripple Lawsuit Worries India’s Crypto Exchanges

US lawsuit against Ripple blockchain company worries crypto exchanges in India.

SEC Pushes Back against Ripple’s Lack of Fair Notice Argument

SEC Pushes Back against Ripple’s Lack of Fair Notice Argument

The SEC has filed a motion to dismiss Ripple’s lack of "due process and fair notice" defence, which pinpoints that the fintech firm had not been warned beforehand that XRP was in violation of securities laws.

SEC Accused by Ripple of Using Improper Intimidation Tactic to Extract XRP Info During Discovery

SEC Accused by Ripple of Using Improper Intimidation Tactic to Extract XRP Info During Discovery

The SEC is appealing to foreign regulators to obtain information on Ripple and XRP, invoking the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to justify their demand.

Amazon Invests $4 Billion in AI Startup Anthropic for Advanced Foundation Models

Amazon Invests $4 Billion in AI Startup Anthropic for Advanced Foundation Models

Amazon and AI startup Anthropic have entered into a $4 billion investment agreement to develop advanced foundation models. The collaboration will provide Anthropic with AWS resources and allow Amazon to build on Anthropic's AI models. Both companies are committed to AI safety and responsible scaling.

Poloniex and Bittrex Added to Ongoing Class-Action Lawsuit Facing Tether and Bitfinex Over Bitcoin Price Manipulation

Poloniex and Bittrex Added to Ongoing Class-Action Lawsuit Facing Tether and Bitfinex Over Bitcoin Price Manipulation

Two US cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex have been added to a class-action lawsuit that alleges billions of unbacked Tether stablecoin were used to manipulate Bitcoin prices. The two US exchanges have been added as defendants in an ongoing lawsuit against Tether and Bitfinex. Poloniex and Bittrex have been summoned to appear to the court because of their alleged involvement in the manipulation of Bitcoin price during the bull run in 2017.

AI Companies Respond to Copyright Infringement Claims

AI Companies Respond to Copyright Infringement Claims

Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt have responded to a lawsuit brought by artists who claim that their work was used without permission to train generative AI systems. The companies argue that the resulting AI-generated images are dissimilar to the artists’ work, and that the lawsuit lacks specific information about the allegedly misused photos.

US Supreme Court Steps In On Coinbase Customer Contract Dispute

US Supreme Court Steps In On Coinbase Customer Contract Dispute

The US Supreme Court is set to decide on a contract dispute between Coinbase and its customers, potentially impacting user agreement drafting and enforcement in the digital currency trading sector.

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is suing the U.S. Treasury for listing Tornado Cash on the SDN List, arguing it violates digital privacy and regulatory authority in the cryptocurrency sector.

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

The SEC has charged Prager Metis with violations of auditor independence laws, drawing attention due to its previous engagement with cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which filed for bankruptcy in 2022. The legal action emphasizes the crucial role of auditor independence in ensuring financial transparency and investor protection.

Australian Business Icon Dick Smith Threatens The Guardian With Lawsuit Over Bitcoin Scam Ads

Australian Business Icon Dick Smith Threatens The Guardian With Lawsuit Over Bitcoin Scam Ads

Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith is threatening The Guardian with legal action after it hosted ads linked to fake news of Smith supporting a Bitcoin and crypto scam.

Ripple Files Response to SEC’s Lawsuit, Demands to Know Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities

Ripple Files Response to SEC’s Lawsuit, Demands to Know Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities

Ripple drags BTC and Ethereum into the SEC lawsuit over XRP's status, demanding an explanation as to why the two leading cryptos are not classified as securities.

Bitmain Responds to Former Co-Founder Claims of Holding 36% Company Stock as Baseless

Bitmain Responds to Former Co-Founder Claims of Holding 36% Company Stock as Baseless

Bitmain recently released an official statement in which it disputed the claims of Micree Zhan, the former CEO, over the ownership of a majority stake of the company.

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

Kais Mohammad has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of operating an illegal Bitcoin ATM business that laundered over $25 million.

Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Market Manipulation Targeting FTX

Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Market Manipulation Targeting FTX

Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, are facing a class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiff Nir Lahav, accusing them of unfair competition and SEC law violations. The lawsuit alleges that Binance manipulated the cryptocurrency market to harm competitor FTX, leading to a significant decline in FTX's utility token, FTT. The case brings into focus the broader implications of regulatory efforts in the crypto industry.

Finblox Raises Withdrawal Limit, Exploring Lawsuit against 3AC

Finblox Raises Withdrawal Limit, Exploring Lawsuit against 3AC

Finblox has increased its limits for crypto withdrawals. Crypto staking platform raised the cap from $1,500 monthly to $3,000 daily. Finbox also plans to recover its funds from Three Arrows Capital through legal actions.

Nvidia Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to SEC Fine for Failure to Crypto Mining Disclosures

Nvidia Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to SEC Fine for Failure to Crypto Mining Disclosures

The SEC said it found that Nvidia misled investors in 2017 and 2018 on how cryptocurrency contributed to the profits in its gaming business.

Coin Center Files Lawsuit against Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

Coin Center Files Lawsuit against Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

Backing a second lawsuit, Coin Center sues the Treasury Department and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) over its sanctions on the Ethereum mixer, Tornado Cash.

Terraform Labs Co-Founder Argues Against SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs Co-Founder Argues Against SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs co-founder, Do Kwon's lawyers have argued in court against the SEC's lawsuit for illegally offering unregistered securities. The lawyers claim the SEC's acquisitions are unfounded and that the stablecoin in question is a currency, not a security. Additionally, Kwon's arrest and subsequent extradition remain uncertain.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Criticizes Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton's Regulatory Approach

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Criticizes Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton's Regulatory Approach

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse criticizes former SEC Chair Jay Clayton for his aggressive regulatory approach, citing hypocrisy based on a 2020 lawsuit against Ripple. The ongoing legal tussle and recent developments highlight the broader regulatory uncertainties in the crypto industry.

Coinbase Sued over $350M in Damages Due to Patent Infringement

Coinbase Sued over $350M in Damages Due to Patent Infringement

The digital currency exchange platform Coinbase Global Inc. has been sued by Veritaseum Capital LLC over patent infringement in Delaware federal court

OpenAI Dismisses NYT Copyright Lawsuit as Baseless Amid Rising Legal Challenges

OpenAI Dismisses NYT Copyright Lawsuit as Baseless Amid Rising Legal Challenges

OpenAI has dismissed a copyright lawsuit by The New York Times, which alleges unauthorized use of its content for AI chatbot training, as "without merit." The case highlights significant challenges in AI and copyright law.

SEC Denies Holding Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents in XRP Case

SEC Denies Holding Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents in XRP Case

The lawsuit between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple continues to unfold.

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen File for Motion to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen File for Motion to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse have filed for a motion to dismiss lawsuits they have received over XRP.

Crypto-Friendly Revolut under Pressure after UK Regulators Find Audit Flaws

Crypto-Friendly Revolut under Pressure after UK Regulators Find Audit Flaws

Revolut has been flagged as being at risk of not meeting auditing requirements.

Ripple and YouTube Agree on Settling for Lawsuit over XRP Scam Videos

Ripple and YouTube Agree on Settling for Lawsuit over XRP Scam Videos

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has revealed that the lawsuit Ripple has served Youtube with has been settled.

Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Acquires Mawson’s Georgia Mining Facility, Rigs for Up to $42.5M

Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Acquires Mawson’s Georgia Mining Facility, Rigs for Up to $42.5M

CleanSpark continues to pursue growth in a sector ripe for mergers and acquisitions amid a bear market.

US SEC Wins Lawsuit Against Kik’s $100 Million Unregistered ICO

US SEC Wins Lawsuit Against Kik’s $100 Million Unregistered ICO

US Judge Alvin Hellerstein rules in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the regulator's lawsuit against Kik’s 100 million 2017 ICO.

Ripple Faces Trademark Lawsuit in Australia for 'PayID' Infringement

Ripple Faces Trademark Lawsuit in Australia for 'PayID' Infringement

Ripple Labs is facing a lawsuit by New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA) for allegedly violating intellectual property rights for the branding of ‘PayID’.

Facebook Sues Bangkok 'LeadCloak' Software Developer Over Alleged Crypto Scams and Bogus COVID-19 Data

Facebook Sues Bangkok 'LeadCloak' Software Developer Over Alleged Crypto Scams and Bogus COVID-19 Data

Facebook has sued a Bangkok software engineer whose firm offered software designed to bypass ad review systems and push deceptive ads to run on the media platform.

Musk Requests Dismissal of $258 Billion Dogecoin Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit

Musk Requests Dismissal of $258 Billion Dogecoin Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit

Elon Musk and his legal team have requested the dismissal of a $258 billion lawsuit accusing him of operating a pyramid scheme to promote the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Musk's lawyers dismissed the lawsuit as a "fanciful work of fiction" in a federal court hearing on March 31.

Chamber of Digital Commerce Joins Forces to Counter SEC's Lawsuit Against Binance.US

Chamber of Digital Commerce Joins Forces to Counter SEC's Lawsuit Against Binance.US

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has spearheaded a collective effort to defend Binance.US against the SEC's lawsuit. The chamber, along with Binance.US and other industry stakeholders, is challenging the SEC's regulatory approach, marking a significant collaborative resistance within the cryptocurrency sector.

XRP Pushes above Critical Level as Ripple Faces Lawsuit Heat

XRP Pushes above Critical Level as Ripple Faces Lawsuit Heat

Against all odds, the current bull market has also benefitted XRP, sending it above the $0.50 level.

Google Privacy Lawsuit: Google Chrome Incognito Records and Shares Private User Data

Google Privacy Lawsuit: Google Chrome Incognito Records and Shares Private User Data

Google is being sued in a class-action lawsuit, filed on June 2, for the invasion of privacy and sharing users' data, even when they are browsing in private mode.

BitBoy Crypto to Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Celsius

BitBoy Crypto to Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Celsius

BitBoy Crypto is taking the cessation of withdrawals by crypto lending platform Celsius more personally and has threatened to file a class-action lawsuit against the embattled lender.

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

With the pretrial for the SEC lawsuit against Ripple Labs looming, a joint letter has been presented by both parties to lay out arguments for the case.

Reasons Behind XRP's Surge to Top $1.90

Reasons Behind XRP's Surge to Top $1.90

XRP has been on a tear lately, rallying by more than 65% on a seven-day period to hit $1.90.

Twitter Sued Amid Musk's Plans to Lay Off 50% of Employees

Twitter Sued Amid Musk's Plans to Lay Off 50% of Employees

Elon Musk may have to battle a new class action lawsuit over alleged Twitter staff layoff

Sphere 3D Sues Gryphon Digital Mining Over Alleged Spoofing Attack

Sphere 3D Sues Gryphon Digital Mining Over Alleged Spoofing Attack

Sphere 3D has filed a lawsuit against Gryphon Digital Mining over an alleged spoofing attack that resulted in the irregular transfer of Bitcoin. Gryphon's CEO allegedly wired 18 BTC in January to a fraudster posing as Sphere 3D's chief financial officer through a spoofing attack.

XRP Not a Security According to Hogan

XRP Not a Security According to Hogan

Jeremy Hogan, partner at Hogan & Hogan, argues that Ripple’s XRP does not fit the definition of an investment contract and is therefore not a security. The SEC lawsuit against Ripple claims that the company illegally sold XRP as an unregistered security, but Hogan argues that the SEC has not demonstrated an implied or explicit investment contract.

Crypto Escrow Company Promises Bitcoin, Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Client Over $3 Million

Crypto Escrow Company Promises Bitcoin, Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Client Over $3 Million

Jon Barry Thompson, the executive of Volantis Market Making cryptocurrency escrow company, has pleaded guilty in a crypto escrow scam worth $3.25 million.

Ooki DAO Seeks Legal Defence against CFTC Drawing on Community Support

Ooki DAO Seeks Legal Defence against CFTC Drawing on Community Support

With the lawsuit from the CFTC now filed, the DAO has opened a public forum for discussion such that its members will explore the best avenues to respond to the lawsuit.

Ethereum Co-Founder Buterin’s Ether Sales More Like a Security Offering than XRP, Attorney Argues

Ethereum Co-Founder Buterin’s Ether Sales More Like a Security Offering than XRP, Attorney Argues

In the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Ripple Labs, many XRP proponents have argued that the cryptocurrency bears resemblance to Ethereum (ETH) and should therefore receive a similar regulatory treatment.

Anthropic's Updated Terms of Service: Enhanced Copyright Protection for AI Outputs

Anthropic's Updated Terms of Service: Enhanced Copyright Protection for AI Outputs

Anthropic revises commercial terms of service to provide enhanced copyright protection for Claude API users, addressing ongoing legal challenges in the AI industry.

Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Gary Gensler, who has been tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as chairman, is awaiting the Senate floor’s final vote.

US CFTC Charges Crypto Futures Exchange Digitex for Registration and Trading Violations

US CFTC Charges Crypto Futures Exchange Digitex for Registration and Trading Violations

The CFTC has filed civil charges against Digitex exchange and its CEO for running a fraudulent crypto futures platform and over other multiple violations.

Bitfinex and Tether Claim Lawsuit Allegations of Market Manipulation are Baseless

Bitfinex and Tether Claim Lawsuit Allegations of Market Manipulation are Baseless

BitFinex and Tether have officially spoken out against what they are describing as a baseless lawsuit, designed to undermine the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders and Will Face Trial on Charges of Failing to Implement AML Programs

Ben Delo has surrendered himself to US authorities to clear his name in court and defend against the charges.

SEC Refuses to Hand over Documents on Bitcoin and Ether to Ripple in XRP Case

SEC Refuses to Hand over Documents on Bitcoin and Ether to Ripple in XRP Case

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has refused a request from Ripple to access documents pertaining to Bitcoin and Ethereum.

JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Wrongfully Incurred Crypto Charges

JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Wrongfully Incurred Crypto Charges

JPMorgan Chase has settled a lawsuit over unannounced changes made to the fee structure applied to crypto transactions using its credit cards in 2018. The American bank agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding its decision made in 2018 to treat cryptocurrency purchases with Chase credit cards as cash advances, ensuing in higher fees. However, JPMorgan is not admitting to any wrong-doing as part of the deal.

BitBoy Crypto accused of threatening class-action lawsuit lawyers

BitBoy Crypto accused of threatening class-action lawsuit lawyers

Lawyers representing a class-action lawsuit against BitBoy Crypto and other FTX influencers for promoting FTX crypto fraud without disclosing compensation claimed that BitBoy Crypto's Ben Armstrong made multiple threats against them, including voicemails with vulgarities and warnings of protesters and danger to their families.

IRA Financial Trust Files Lawsuit against Gemini for $36m Crypto Hack

IRA Financial Trust Files Lawsuit against Gemini for $36m Crypto Hack

IRA Financial Trust said it has filed a lawsuit against Gemini crypto exchange for its alleged role in breaching customers’ retirement accounts.

Teenage Bitcoin Scammer Behind 2020 Massive Twitter Hack Gets Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Teenage Bitcoin Scammer Behind 2020 Massive Twitter Hack Gets Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Graham Ivan Clark, a Florida teenager, will serve three years of probation after receiving a jail term of three years in prison.

Binance.US Sued for Selling Unregistered LUNA Securities

Binance.US Sued for Selling Unregistered LUNA Securities

Binance.US has been sued in a class-action lawsuit for the sale of unregistered security tokens from the Terra blockchain protocol.

Attorney Batting for XRP Investors to Join SEC Case to Refile Motion to Intervene

Attorney Batting for XRP Investors to Join SEC Case to Refile Motion to Intervene

The opportunity for XRP holders to join the lawsuit opposing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple Labs may not be gone after all.

Did Coinbase CEO Steal a Blockchain Startup's Work? This Lawsuit Alleges so

Did Coinbase CEO Steal a Blockchain Startup's Work? This Lawsuit Alleges so

Brian Armstrong is currently being accused of stealing the works of blockchain startup MouseBelt Labs, both of whom invested in Knowledgr, an academic research platform designed to reward participants in cryptocurrencies.

BitMEX's Greg Dwyer Pleads Guilty for Role in Money Laundering Case

BitMEX's Greg Dwyer Pleads Guilty for Role in Money Laundering Case

Greg Dwyer has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges associated with BitMEX in a US court in Manhattan.

Coinbase Calls for Judicial Intervention on SEC's Inaction

Coinbase Calls for Judicial Intervention on SEC's Inaction

Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer, Paul Grewal, has filed a formal response with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, urging a mandamus order to compel the SEC to act on Coinbase’s rulemaking petition within 30 days, highlighting the SEC's prolonged inaction and the pressing need for regulatory clarity surrounding digital assets.

Crypto Groups Mobilize Support for Grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETF Lawsuit Fight

Crypto Groups Mobilize Support for Grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETF Lawsuit Fight

The groups have faulted SEC’s decision to disapprove applications of spot Bitcoin ETFs, yet the regulator had allowed similar, riskier products to enter the market.

Tezos Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over 2017 $232 Million ICO to the Tune of $25 Million

Tezos Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over 2017 $232 Million ICO to the Tune of $25 Million

Tezos Foundation has settled for $25 million in a class-action lawsuit over its 2017 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which raised $232 million.

Coinbase User Sues IRS for Illegal Seizure of Crypto Records

Coinbase User Sues IRS for Illegal Seizure of Crypto Records

James Harper, a Bitcoin researcher, is suing the IRS, its commissioner, and nearly a dozen of its agents for violating his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights—his right to privacy and right to due process—with their infamous Letter 6137 in July last year.

Judge Considers Dismissing Shaquille ONeal and Naomi Osaka from FTX Lawsuit

Judge Considers Dismissing Shaquille ONeal and Naomi Osaka from FTX Lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida is considering dismissing Shaquille O’Neal and Naomi Osaka from the FTX lawsuit due to uncertainty about whether they were served. The judge reprimanded other celebrity defendants for not following proper procedure in requesting a conference extension. A consolidation request by some plaintiffs against FTX was denied, and lawyers for former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried noted the possibility of pushing back the criminal trial scheduled for October 2023.

Fireblocks Strengthens Support for Banking & Financial Institutions

Fireblocks Strengthens Support for Banking & Financial Institutions

Fireblocks, a leading enterprise platform for managing digital asset operations and fostering blockchain-based innovations, has announced the expansion of its secure MPC-CMP wallet and key management technology.

Amazon and Tech Mahindra to Create Blockchain-Based PPE Supply Chain Solutions

Amazon and Tech Mahindra to Create Blockchain-Based PPE Supply Chain Solutions

Indian based technology company Tech Mahindra announced today that it has partnered with U.S based e-commerce giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy blockchain solutions using Amazon’s managed blockchain.

Bitcoin Outperforms Ethereum and Cardano as the Crypto Market Recovers

Bitcoin Outperforms Ethereum and Cardano as the Crypto Market Recovers

As the top three cryptocurrencies continue on their recovery, Bitcoin appears to be showing more impressive momentum than ETH and ADA.

Ethereum’s Top 10 Whale Addresses are Holding a Total of 16.86 Million ETH as Sentiment for Ether Remains Bullish

Ethereum’s Top 10 Whale Addresses are Holding a Total of 16.86 Million ETH as Sentiment for Ether Remains Bullish

New data by Santiment reveals that crypto whales see the current pullback as the perfect storm needed to accumulate more ETH tokens.

Over 100 Car Dealers to Accept Crypto Payments in the UK Boosting Crypto Adoption

Over 100 Car Dealers to Accept Crypto Payments in the UK Boosting Crypto Adoption

At least 100 car dealers in the UK have inked a partnership with London-based AutoCoinCars, the nation’s market leader in trading cars with cryptocurrencies. Through the strategic collaboration, clients will be able to purchase cars using cryptos in some of the biggest car dealers in the UK, such as Benz Bavarian, Saxton4x4, and Redline Specialist Cars.

Crypto Market to Skyrocket to $1.75 Billion by 2027, Report Reveals CBDCs Could be a Game-Changer

Crypto Market to Skyrocket to $1.75 Billion by 2027, Report Reveals CBDCs Could be a Game-Changer

Fortune Business Insights reports that the cryptocurrency market will hit $1.758 billion by 2027 from $754 million recorded in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2%. This growth will be spurred by blockchain technology as it makes cryptocurrency transactions effective, secure, and fast.

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Integration into the Global Retail Market to Garner $11 Billion by 2026

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Integration into the Global Retail Market to Garner $11 Billion by 2026

Allied Market Research, a global market research and business firm, has reported that the incorporation of blockchain into the global retail market will garner $11.18 billion by 2026 from $83 million recorded in 2018.

Blockchain Industry Leaders R3 and FORMS HK join Cyberport to Launch “Block AdVenture” Program

Blockchain Industry Leaders R3 and FORMS HK join Cyberport to Launch “Block AdVenture” Program

Hong Kong's innovation hub, Cyberport along with leading global enterprise blockchain platform provider R3 and FORMS HK have launched the Block AdVenture program.

The Thrill Behind Non-Fungible Tokens

The Thrill Behind Non-Fungible Tokens

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset whose ownership is blockchain-based, and its value is pegged on its uniqueness. Some of the most common use-cases of NFTs include event tickets, game items, digital collectibles, software licensing, digital certificates, in-game props, authentication certificates, and domain names.

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