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Coinbase Forced to Release 1,000 More People from Employment

It looks like Coinbase – a popular digital currency exchange in North America – just can’t catch a break. After getting sued by customers and then having to engage in a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s office, the trading platform has announced it’s having to cut another 1,000 jobs to make ends meet. Coinbase Forced to Part Ways with More Staff The crypto space has been doing very poorly. Despite showing signs of early recovery (bitcoin is on the verge of...

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Caroline Ellison: What We Were Doing with FTX was Wrong

Caroline Ellison – the 28-year-old girlfriend of Sam Bankman-Fried and the former CEO of Alameda Research, a company founded by SBF – has admitted in recent testimony that she knew what was happening with FTX was wrong. Caroline Ellison on FTX: It Was Wrong The big bang for FTX comes in the shape of Alameda, which borrowed money from the crypto exchange in the form of user funds to pay off separate debts. Both companies were required to remain individual entities. In...

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Mark Cuban: A New Form of Crypto Crime Will Emerge This Year

Throughout 2022, there were many trends surrounding crypto crime. Many romance scams popped up, clearly proving it was a popular method amongst cyberthieves of getting money that wasn’t theirs. We also saw examples of exchange fraud like with FTX. Now, billionaire investor and crypto bull Mark Cuban says a new crime trend will occur in 2023, though he freely admits he’s suggesting this based purely on his own thoughts, and he has no evidence to suggest it will truly...

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New York Sues Crypto Lending Network Celsius and Its Former CEO

The state of New York and its attorney general Leticia James are suing former crypto lending network Celsius for allegedly engaging in fraud and misusing customer funds. New York Comes Down Hard on Celsius The sentiment is that FTX wasn’t the only company to use traders’ money for personal gains this year. Celsius really rang a lot of negative bells last summer when it first announced it was going to be halting all withdrawals given that speculation and the volatility of...

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Coinbase to Pay Hefty Penalty Fees to New York Lawmakers

Coinbase – one of the largest and most popular digital currency exchanges in the world – has announced it will pay roughly $50 million in settlement fees to New York regulators for allegedly failing to comply with the Empire State’s anti-money laundering laws. Coinbase Allegedly Did Not Comply with Anti-Money Laundering Laws Regulators say that Coinbase has several older accounts that it hasn’t bothered to apply anti-money laundering laws to. There have been several...

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Former FTX Exec Sam Bankman-Fried Enters Not Guilty Plea

Sam Bankman-Fried – the former head executive of the now fallen crypto exchange FTX – has pleaded not guilty to all counts of fraud. This means his case will potentially be heard by a jury. Sam Bankman-Fried Says He’s Not Guilty During a recent testimony, Bankman-Fried refused to speak for himself. Instead, it was his lawyer Mark Cohen who entered the not guilty plea on his behalf. Bankman-Fried’s mother was in attendance and sitting behind her son as the judge who will...

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Customers Are Suing Coinbase, Claim the Exchange Had Weak Security Practices

A group of investors that filed a class-action lawsuit against popular digital currency exchange Coinbase are now withholding their account information as a means of preventing their case from moving into arbitration territory. They want to see their situation escalate to the American court system and placed before a judge. Could Coinbase Find Itself in Court? The customers allege that the security measures initiated by Coinbase against hackers and cyberthieves were weak...

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Investors Are Suing the Gemini Exchange Over Alleged Fraud

Investors in the Gemini exchange in New York are suing the company and its founders – Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss – for fraud. Gemini Is Being Sued It is alleged in a class-action lawsuit that the company is in violation of the Exchange Act. A complaint was filed against Gemini and its creators in the US Southern District of New York, and it centers around the firm’s Earn Program, which offers as much as 7.4 percent interest to traders who take part in it. The program...

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Kraken Is Leaving Japan, Laying Off Several Employees

Popular digital currency exchange Kraken has announced it is closing its Japan branch this month and laying off all its employees in the Land of the Rising Sun. Kraken Is Stepping Away from Japan The Japanese division of Kraken is called Payward Asia. In a recent blog post, the company mentioned that it’s going to be ceasing all its crypto trading services as of January 31, 2023. This will mark the second time Kraken has left the Japanese market, the first taking place...

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The DOJ Is Investigating the Theft of FTX Crypto Funds

The drama surrounding the fall of famed crypto exchange FTX just keeps getting bigger and bigger. FTX Will Be With Us a Long Time It has been announced that several prosecutors are looking into the disappearance of approximately $370 million in crypto funds that vanished from the exchange just hours after its head executive, Sam Bankman-Fried, filed for bankruptcy. The prosecutors investigating have been hired by the Department of Justice (DOJ), which has frozen several...

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