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Bankrupt Crypto Lender Genesis to Repay $3 Billion to Creditors

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane approved Genesis Global’s Chapter 11 liquidation plan on Friday, enabling the bankrupt cryptocurrency lender to return approximately $3 billion in cash and crypto to its creditors. This ruling means that its parent company, Digital Currency Group (DCG), will not recover anything from the bankruptcy proceedings. DCG Left with No Recovery Judge Lane’s ruling comes after overruling an objection from DCG, which argued that the repayment to Genesis’...

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Former Digitex Futures Exchange CEO Pleads Guilty to Violating Bank Secrecy Act

Founder and former CEO of Digitex Futures Exchange, Adam Todd, has pleaded guilty to willingly leading the firm to fail to establish an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program. Notably, the former CEO’s plea was issued in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida on May 7. Former Digitex CEO Pleads Guilty The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated that Todd pleaded guilty to “willfully causing” Digitex to violate the Bank Secrecy Act. Indicted earlier this year, Todd was accused...

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New York Resident Charged in $43 Million Crypto-Related Ponzi Scheme

A New York court and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have revealed an indictment against Idin Dalpour. The 39-year-old New York resident is accused of organizing a sophisticated Ponzi scheme that allegedly defrauded investors of $43 million. $43 Million Ponzi Scheme According to the indictment, he ran the Ponzi scheme from approximately 2020 through April 2024. He targeted investors in the United States and abroad, soliciting investments through an entity he...

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Dutch Authorities Arrest Suspect in ZKasino Online Gambling Scam

On April 29, Dutch law enforcement arrested a man believed to be connected to the fraudulent activities associated with the ZKasino internet gambling platform. During the operation, authorities confiscated assets valued at approximately 11.4 million euros ($12.2 million), including cryptocurrency, real estate, and luxury vehicles. Dutch Authorities Seize Millions in Assets According to a Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) report, the 26-year-old man was...

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New York Jury Convicts Avraham Eisenberg in $110 Million Crypto Market Manipulation Case

A federal jury has convicted crypto trader Avraham Eisenberg of fraud and market manipulation. The charges stemmed from Eisenberg’s exploitation of Mango Markets, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol built on the Solana blockchain. Eisenberg Convicted for Market Manipulation Eisenberg, 28, was found guilty by jurors in a federal court in Manhattan on charges of commodities fraud, commodities manipulation, and wire fraud. “Avraham Eisenberg executed a manipulative trading...

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Nigeria Government Want Extradition for Binance Exec Found in Kenya: Report

Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla is facing extradition from Kenya following his escape from custody in Nigeria. He was spotted after a manhunt was launched from Nigeria that led the authorities to Kenya, where his whereabouts were discovered. Binance Executive Set to Be Extradited According to a local report, the Nigerian government is working on extraditing Anjarwalla back to Nigeria in collaboration with Interpol and Kenyan authorities. The Binance executive will face...

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Binance Executive Takes Legal Action Against Nigerian Authorities: Report

Tigran Gambaryan, a top executive at Binance, has taken legal action against the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria. According to a Reuters report, Gambaryan, an American citizen, has filed a Fundamental Rights suit alleging wrongful detention by Nigerian authorities. Unjust Detention and Court Orders Gambaryan’s lawyer, T.J. Krukrubo SAN, presented the case before the Federal High Court in Abuja,...

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Former Binance CEO CZ Ordered to Surrender Canadian Passport to US

In a recent development in the continuing legal situation involving Changpeng Zhao, the ex-CEO of Binance, the United States has instructed him to surrender all his active or expired passports to a designated third party. This directive was revealed in a legal filing submitted on March 12, changing Zhao’s bond conditions for release. Travel Restrictions and Bans According to the filing, United States District Judge A. Jones, presiding over the case, has stipulated that Zhao...

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Binance.US Hit by Layoffs and 75% Revenue Drop Amid SEC Lawsuit Aftermath: Report

According to Fortune, Binance.US is facing significant challenges, including forced layoffs and a decline in revenue, following legal actions initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In newly released court documents, Binance.US Chief Operating Officer Christopher Blodgett disclosed that the company has been compelled to terminate over 200 employees, amounting to two-thirds of its workforce, since June. Forced Layoffs and Revenue Plunge This downsizing...

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WSJ Parent Company Sued Over Tether, Bitfinex Article

At the beginning of last spring, the Wall Street Journal published an investigative article on Tether, Bitfinex, and related companies. The majority stake of both Tether and the Bitfinex exchange is owned by iFinex, a corporation established in the Virgin Islands. Controversial Article At the time, the Wall Street Journal claimed that the two companies, along with a slew of smaller shell firms related to the crypto businesses and their executives, employed shady methods in...

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