Ex-Bitcoin Dev Settles Defamation Suit Over Sex Assault Claims

Former Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has settled his defamation lawsuit against fellow privacy-tech expert Isis Lovecruft, who tweeted in February 2019 that Todd was a “rapist.” Lovecruft, who uses nonbinary pronouns, claimed in 2019 that Todd sexually harassed them and grabbed their arm, which he denied. After he sued Lovecruft for defamation, two anonymous […]

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Telegram Agrees to Give SEC Bank Records, Communications in Ongoing TON Lawsuit

Telegram is pledging to turn over communications, bank records and other information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of the agency’s ongoing legal fight against the messaging startup on allegations that its $1.7 billion token sale in 2018 was conducted in violation of U.S. securities law. According to a court filing Friday, […]

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OneCoin Lawsuit Could Be Thrown Out Over Plaintiff Failings, Warns Judge

OneCoin – the cryptocurrency investment scheme accused by the U.S. of being a Ponzi-type scam – may escape from a class-action lawsuit due to procedural mishaps by the lead plaintiffs. Brought in mid-2019 by investors who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to the scheme, the complaint accuses the heads of OneCoin, including “Crypto Queen” […]

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Major Crypto Firms Including Binance, Civic, Tron Targeted in Flood of Lawsuits

A flood of class-action lawsuits were filed in New York Friday, taking aim at a number of major cryptocurrency projects. First reported by Offshore Alert, at least 10 complaints were filed in the Southern District of New York on April 3, alleging that the firms had sold crypto tokens to U.S. investors that were in […]

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Coinbase Hands Nearly $1M to Cryptsy Victims After Settling Class Action Lawsuit

Coinbase has settled a class action lawsuit brought by users of the former Cryptsy cryptocurrency exchange. According to a set of court documents dated Nov. 27 and Dec. 10, 2019, Coinbase has agreed to turn $962,500 over to an escrow agent responsible for handling class action claims related to a previous lawsuit against Cryptsy. Lawyers […]

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The 8 Biggest Bombshells From the SEC’s Kik ICO Lawsuit

When Kik’s board of directors decided to support the company’s pivot to crypto, one of the board members described it as a “hail Mary pass.” It was early 2017 and the Canadian mobile messaging startup, having depleted its venture funding, was months away from firing everyone and calling it quits. The seven most promising leads […]

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Blockchain Predictions Market Stox and Founder Sued for $4.6 Million

Israel-based blockchain prediction market platform Stox and its founder Moshe Hogeg are reportedly being sued by a Chinese investor for over $4.6 million over alleged fraud. As reported in The Times of Israel on Friday, investor Zhewen Hu claims in a lawsuit, filed in the Tel Aviv District Court on Jan. 24, that Hogeg had misappropriated some of the […]

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