Poloniex, Bittrex Want Kyle Roche’s Law Firm Removed From Class-Action Against the Exchanges

Following the controversy surrounding Kyle Roche, the attorney and founding partner of the litigation firm Roche Freedman LLP, the two crypto exchange firms Bittrex and Poloniex want the law firm removed from the class-action lawsuit against them. Similar to the attorney representing Tether, the lawyers representing Bittrex and Poloniex argue that “Mr. Roche’s recent statements raise serious concerns.” Poloniex, Bittrex Lawyers Want Roche Freedman LLP Removed From a Lawsuit Against the Exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex want the law firm Roche Freedman LLP removed from a specific class-action lawsuit filed against…

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Tether Asks Court to Remove Crypto Boutique Law Firm Roche Freedman From Class-Action Lawsuit

Kyle Roche, an attorney and founding partner of the crypto boutique litigation firm Roche Freedman LLP, recently withdrew from a number of class-action lawsuits initiated by the law firm. The attorney’s withdrawal follows videos that circulated showing the lawyer discussing associations with cryptocurrency companies. After the attorney’s initial filing, the stablecoin issuer Tether is requesting that the litigation firm Roche Freedman be removed from the class action against the company. Tether Wants Law Firm Roche Freedman Removed From Class-Action Lawsuit Elliot Greenfield of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has written to…

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Making sense of the Bitfinex Bitcoin billions

[ad_1] It’s the Netflix script that wrote itself. A story so outlandish, it’s stunned the crypto community; an industry accustomed to apparent suicides in Spanish jail cells and nonfungible token auctions for dead rappers. The plot involves the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), a crypto exchange with a checkered history, a rapper-cum-Forbes magazine writer, a voucher to buy a new PlayStation, an occasional magician and $4 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC). The alleged Bitfinex hack money launderers have kept the internet enraptured since the larger-than-life story emerged last week.…

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Seizure of Bitfinex funds is a reminder that crypto is no good for money launderers

[ad_1] As public understanding of how digital assets work becomes more nuanced along with the mainstreaming of crypto, the language of Bitcoin’s (BTC) “anonymity” gradually becomes a thing of the past. High-profile law enforcement operations such as the one that recently led to the U.S. government seizing some $3.6 billion worth of crypto are particularly instrumental in driving home the idea that assets whose transaction history is recorded on an open, distributed ledger are better described as “pseudonymous,” and that such a design is not particularly favorable for those wishing…

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Bitfinex paid a colossal $23M fee to send $100K of USDT

[ad_1] Crypto exchange Bitfinex completed a highly consequential transaction on Sept. 27 when sending $100,000 of the stablecoin Tether (USDT) to the layer-2 subsidiary platform DeversiFi. For reasons unknown, the exchange paid 7,676 ETH, equivalent to $23.7 million, marking quite possibly the largest gas fee ever recorded on the Ethereum blockchain.  According to blockchain data from EtherScan, the deposit transaction was initiated at 11:10 UTC this morning from Bitfinex’s second-largest wallet, via a second address, to the wallet of DeversiFi. The transaction carried an “erroneously high gas fee”, even though DeversiFi…

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Bad call? Bitfinex bears closed a block of Bitcoin shorts before the drop below $32K

[ad_1] Bitcoin price is still in a rut, trading near $33,000 and trapped in a downtrend that just seems to get worse with the passing of each day. As the price slumps, analysts have consulted with several technical and on-chain metrics to explain the price collapse, but none of these have picked up on the exact reason.  One area of interest has been the sharp rise in short positions at Bitfinex in the past week. Traders are placing exaggerated importance on these Bitcoin (BTC) margin shorts as if they are…

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