SEC unable to locate BitConnect founder convicted in $2.4B fraud case

[ad_1] Indicted by the United States Department of Justice in a $2.4 billion Ponzi scheme, BitConnect founder Satish Kumbhani remains untraced following conviction. In a court filing on Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that the whereabouts of Kumbhani remains unknown. The SEC noted that Kumbhani’s last known location was in his native country India, but has remained untraced ever since the promoter for his BitConnect Ponzi scheme was charged by the SEC for defrauding American investors of over $2 billion. SEC in its filing noted that the convicted founder…

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Tether scores win in class action case as court dismisses RICO claims

[ad_1] The judge in the class-action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York against stablecoin issuer Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex has granted motions to dismiss many of the claims in the case. According to court documents filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, District Judge Katherine Polk Failla has granted motions from Tether’s and Bitfinex’s parent company iFinex to dismiss key claims in the plaintiffs’ case that the two firms manipulated the crypto market. Altogether, Judge Failla granted motions to dismiss five complete claims and part…

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SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi project

[ad_1] A Cayman Islands-based company and two individuals may be the first subjects in decentralized finance, or DeFi, to face enforcement action from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to a Friday announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, said that this is the first case involving securities using DeFi technology which resulted in an enforcement action. The agency said it charged the company Blockchain Credit Partners as well as Florida residents Gregory Keough and Derek Acree, alleging they were involved in offering and selling more than $30 million…

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A Bipartisan Case For Bitcoin

[ad_1] As the U.S. Senate approaches the finish line of the upcoming infrastructure deal, Coindesk has reported that congress is considering legislation with an escalating adversarial posture against the nascent digital asset industry. These policy changes need to be thoughtfully scrutinized rather than rushed, as they risk creating unintended consequences. Physical infrastructure does not need to compete with emerging digital financial infrastructure. Like the early days of the internet, Bitcoin represents a digital infrastructure that can unlock economic opportunities for progressives and libertarians alike. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans now…

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India Probes Cryptocurrency Exchange Wazirx in Chinese Money Laundering Case – Exchanges Bitcoin News

[ad_1] India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has reportedly sent a notice to Wazirx, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India, under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, (FEMA). The investigation was initiated “on the basis of the ongoing money-laundering investigation into Chinese owned illegal online betting applications,” the ED detailed. ED’s FEMA Investigation of Wazirx India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) reportedly said Friday that it has issued a Show Cause Notice (SCN) to Wazirx, CEO Nischal Shetty, and co-founder Sameer Hanuman Mhatre. Wazirx is one of the largest crypto…

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A Case For Buying More Bitcoin

[ad_1] Originally posted on Jakeeswoodhouse.medium.com  Ruby Rose and I, Melbourne, January 2021 This article was inspired by a letter I wrote in January 2021 to my 6-month-old daughter, Ruby Rose. I am sharing this publicly in the hope it might assist other families as they plan for their long-term financial future. Note: It is now April 2021, so the references and prices are old; however, the rationale remains valid. I have edited this version from the original I wrote, keeping some of the investment details private. I use Twitter to…

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The Macro Case For Investing In Bitcoin

[ad_1] Note: This article does not constitute financial advice. Like many, when I first heard of bitcoin, my reaction was “Why would anyone invest real cash in magic internet money?” It was worth zero — backed by nothing. And, like a fool, I was keen to point this out to anyone who would listen. But still, I was curious what the buzz was about, so I continued to keep an eye on it until, in 2015, I had a mental breakthrough. I was listening to a podcast when Wences Casares…

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