USDT Maintains Dollar Peg as Traders Shrug Off DOJ Tether Probe Report

Unlike past scares, Monday’s report of a Department of Justice investigation hasn’t shaken traders’ faith in the stablecoin.

Markets  ·  26 July 2021

Swedish National Sentenced to 15 Years in Crypto Fraud Case

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson will also have to forfeit a Thai resort and over $16 million in restitution to his victims.

News  ·  8 July 2021
Court Cases

John McAfee’s Security Guard Pleads Not Guilty to Crypto Fraud Charges

Jimmy Gale Watson Jr. was indicted with his controversial tech entrepreneur boss earlier this month.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 March 2021

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders to US Authorities

Delo was released on a $20 million bond.

News  ·  15 March 2021

Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Pleads Guilty to $90M Fraud

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

Policy & regulation  ·  5 February 2021

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

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

News  ·  27 January 2021
Ponzi Schemes

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

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

News  ·  30 November 2020

BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

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

People  ·  24 November 2020
US Government

US Seized More Than $1B in Silk Road–Linked Bitcoins, Seeks Forfeiture

The seizure on Tuesday, tied to the Silk Road marketplace, is reported to be the largest the U.S. has ever done.

Markets  ·  5 November 2020

DOJ’s Crypto Framework Is ‘a Complete Disaster’ for Digital Privacy Rights

The U.S. Department of Justice's enforcement framework may pose a serious threat to the digital privacy rights of crypto users.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 October 2020
Department of Justice

The US Crypto Enforcement Framework Is a Warning to International Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Justice’s cryptocurrency enforcement framework is a warning shot to exchanges worldwide: Comply with U.S. law or face the potential wrath of the federal government.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 October 2020

DOJ Warns of Possible ‘Oncoming Storm’ in Report Detailing Dangers of Terrorist Use of Crypto

The Department of Justice has released a ‘first of its kind’ framework for policing the cryptocurrency space.

Tech  ·  8 October 2020

BitMEX Moves $337M in Bitcoin Ahead of First User Withdrawals Since US Charges

Bitcoin outflows from prominent crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX are already up in the wake of charges from U.S. regulators announced Thursday.

Markets  ·  2 October 2020

Should DEXs Be Worried After BitMEX? DeFi Founders Weigh In

The sudden takedown of crypto exchange BitMEX has cast a new light on Ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) markets.

Business  ·  1 October 2020

US Government Darknet Drug Raids Seize $6.5M in Cash and Crypto

The U.S. government has today announced the results of one of the biggest ever seizures of drugs sold on the dark web.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 September 2020