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CFTC Sues Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scammer for $500K Theft

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is suing an alleged Ponzi scammer on claims he and his company raised half a million dollars for cryptocurrency investments, which instead went to personal uses. According to a press release, Breonna Clark, otherwise known as Eliot Clark or Alexander Pak, and his firm Venture Capital Investments Ltd. …

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CFTC’s Fintech Research Unit to Hold Office Hours for Innovators

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s fintech lab will host office hours during New York Fintech Week. In April, the CFTC’s fintech research unit, LabCFTC, will host office hours during New York Fintech Week to engage with innovators in the field, according to a recently published announcement. LabCFTC’s objective is to promote market-enhancing fintech …

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LabCFTC Wants to Meet FinTech Startups in New York

LabCFTC, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) financial technology experimentation branch, is holding office hours on April 1, asking local companies to ask questions, discuss issues or present their projects. The CFTC announced Tuesday that participants can register for the office hours by emailing [email protected] (email subject line should say “NYC Office Hours”) “Office …

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US Authorities Charge Crypto ‘Trading Club’ Operators With Defrauding 150 Investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York have charged Ohio resident Michael Ackerman and two unnamed business partners with defrauding some 150 investors by claiming to offer “extraordinary profits” from a cryptocurrency trading scheme. The SEC alleged in …

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When Will We See the Digital Dollar? ‘Crypto Dad’ Says Soon

Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo aka “CryptoDad” sees the current set of financial systems – the older systems associated with the pre-digital age – as hopelessly obsolete. He aims to fix them. “During my five years at the commission we saw this sort of new wave of the digitization of our world that’s taking place,” …

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2019’s Top 10 Institutional Actors in Crypto

Slowly but surely, institutional players are moving into the crypto/blockchain neighborhood. According to a 2019 Fidelity Investments survey, about 22% of institutional investors already have some exposure to digital assets, with most investments having been made within the past three years. Moreover, 4 in 10 respondents say they are open to future investments in digital …

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Lawsuit Against Ripple May Decide the Fate of XRP but Regulators Have the Final Say

</header> <strong>A prolonged legal battle, which may hold the key to <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/XRP” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>XRP</a>’s future, has been extended again. The class action lawsuit alleges that Ripple issued and sold the coin, one of the largest by market cap, as an unregistered security. The decision on the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit …

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CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding investors in his crypto trading firm CabbageTech, otherwise known as Coin Drop Markets. McDonnell was also ordered to pay back his victims $224,352, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Thursday’s …

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LedgerX Names Former Chief Tech Officer as New CEO

LedgerX announced Friday that co-founder and former chief technology officer Zach Dexter has been named the new CEO of the bitcoin derivatives company. The company suspended CEO Paul Chou and COO/CRO Juthica Chou last month, with no explanation. The two were also co-founders of the company. Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation vice chairman Larry Thompson …

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CFTC Cannot Locate Man Responsible for Over $140 Million Crypto Ponzi

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is having trouble locating Benjamin Reynolds, who is allegedly responsible for a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme worth over $140 million. Financial news outlet FinanceFeeds reported on Jan. 6 that the CFTC has filed a motion with the New York Southern District Court. More precisely, the regulator filed for …

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