SEC Enforcement Remains Focused on Crypto — Chair Gensler Says He’s ‘Impressed’ With Enforcement Results

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says its Enforcement Division “remains focused on the rapidly evolving crypto asset securities space.” The securities regulator filed 760 enforcement actions in total this fiscal year. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler commented: “I continue to......

‘Big Short’ Investor Michael Burry Doubts SEC Has Resources or IQ to Investigate Crypto Listings on Coinbase Correctly

Hedge fund manager Michael Burry, famed for forecasting the 2008 financial crisis, believes that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) neither has the resources nor the IQ points needed to correctly investigate crypto listings on Coinbase. Michael Burry on SEC......

US Court Convicts ‘My Big Coin’ Founder in $6 Million Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme

A federal jury has convicted the founder of “My Big Coin” in a fraudulent scheme that swindled $6 million from cryptocurrency investors. The defendant made several false claims, including that the coins were backed by gold and that the company had......

Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Verdict Appealed — Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Expects a Win

The law firm representing Ira Kleiman has sent a notice of appeal to the Florida District Court in an attempt to appeal the court’s rejection of a Kleiman v. Wright retrial. The self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor, Craig Wright, was cleared of all......

Crypto Exchange Bitmex’s Founders Plead Guilty to Bank Secrecy Act Violations

The founders of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitmex, Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, have pled guilty to violations of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act. “As a result of its willful failure to implement AML and KYC programs, Bitmex was in effect a......