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Mango Markets Sues Exploiter Avraham Eisenberg for $47M in Damages

Mango Markets’ exploiter Avraham Eisenberg was hit with a lawsuit by Mango Labs, the company behind the DeFi protocol, for $47 million in damages. The Wednesday filing with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges that Eisenberg executed a malicious attack on Mango Markets by manipulating the native token, MNGO, through “fraud, deception,” and converted nearly $114 million from the depositors of the protocol into his own accounts....

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Stellar Becomes Newest Member of CFTC’s Committee

The non-profit organization – Stellar Development Foundation – announced joining a new advisory committee of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the firm’s statement, SDF will be one of the four crypto-focused organizations at the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC), which is one of the five active Advisory Committees overseen by the CFTC. The firm behind the Stellar blockchain will join representatives from traditional finance...

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CFTC Charges Mango Markets Exploiter With Market Manipulation

The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged Mango Markets exploiter Avraham Eisenberg with violating federal commodities laws during his $110 million manipulation attack in October.  The commission seeks various forms of penalties and relief from the attacker, some of which include trading bans, restitution, and disgorgement. Eisenberg’s Crime Per the complaint filed on Monday, the CFTC said that Eisenberg misappropriated over $100 million from the Mango...

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Senator Stabenow Who Designed ‘SBF Crypto Bill’ Will not Seek Re-Election

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow announced she will abandon her post in January 2025. The politician was one of the creators of cryptocurrency legislation that could empower the CFTC with exclusive jurisdiction when overseeing the market. Interestingly, the former CEO of FTX – Sam Bankman-Fried – was a vocal supporter of the bill, which received the nickname: “the SBF crypto bill.” Passing the Torch Senator Stabenow – the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States...

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Alameda Had a Secret Speed Advantage When Executing Trades at FTX

The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had alleged that Alameda Research was offered a secret “time advantage” when executing trades at the defunct crypto exchange FTX.  The revelation adds to a growing list of claims and evidence suggesting that FTX and Alameda were not nearly as independent as once publicly portrayed.  The Alameda Advantage As reported by Bloomberg, Alameda was able to skirt and sidestep certain aspects of FTX’s trading procedures and...

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Crypto Scammer Coin Signals Ordered to Pay $2.8 Million to Victims

The American authorities ordered Jeremy Spence (a.k.a. “Coin Signals”) to pay over $2.8 million in restitution to victims of his cryptocurrency fraud.  The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sentenced the criminal to 42 months in prison in May for running a scheme that defrauded investors with more than $5 million. ‘An Illustration of the CFTC’s Best Efforts’ The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that the US District Court for the Southern District of New York...

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Sam Bankman-Fried Was in Close Talks with CFTC for 14 Months before FTX Collapse

The CFTC chair accepted that he had conducted nearly 12 meetings with SBF in the last 14 months before bankruptcy. SBF was looking to secure a clearinghouse license for FTX subsidiary LedgerX.It’s not a new story that FTX‘s disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried was in close contact with US lawmakers. However, the latest report suggests that Bankman-Fried also met with some high-level officials at the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) more than 10 times over the last 14...

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CFTC Chair Changes His Mind About Ethereum Being a Commodity

Rostin Benham – chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – has walked back previous claims that Ether (ETH) and other altcoins should fall under his agency’s jurisdiction.  Speaking about the future regulation of crypto following FTX’s bankruptcy, he suggested that only Bitcoin should be viewed as a commodity. Flipping Positions on Ether As reported by Fortune magazine, the chairman aired his thoughts during an invite-only crypto event hosted by...

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FTX Hacker Sends Part of Stolen Funds to OKX Exchange

A market analyst has spotted a pattern in the fund transfers made by the FTX hacker to OKX. The crypto exchange said that it is investigating into the matter.On Tuesday, November 29, the FTX hacker who drained $450 million worth of assets from the exchange, moved some of his assets to the crypto exchange OKX in an attempt to launder money. The FTX hacker has been constantly shuffling funds from one digital asset to other.Initially, the hacker converted all the stoled stablecoins into Ether...

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