Insider Trading

Outgoing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (Republican National Committee via Getty Images)
US House Investigators Say Rep. Cawthorn Improperly Promoted Crypto Token
The probe concluded the North Carolina Republican broke rules but it didn’t find sufficient evidence he’d used inside information to pump up his own investment.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

Federal Indictment of Former OpenSea Exec Can Proceed
Federal Indictment of Former OpenSea Exec Can Proceed
A court refused to dismiss the insider trading case against former OpenSea exec Nate Chastain and a federal indictment can proceed. "The Hash" panel discusses the memos filed...
Federal Indictment of Former OpenSea Exec Can Proceed

An indictment of a former exec can proceed (Midjourney/CoinDesk)
Court Refuses to Dismiss 'Insider-Trading' Case Against Former OpenSea Exec
Nate Chastain, who was head of product at the NFT marketplace, was indicted in June.
An indictment of a former exec can proceed (Midjourney/CoinDesk)

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First Guilty Plea in Coinbase-Related Insider Trading Charges
The brother of a former Coinbase product manager, Nikhil Wahi, in late July was arrested for trading on confidential information.
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Thailand's SEC has ordered a Bitkub executive to pay a fine for insider trading. (Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images)
Thai SEC Fines Bitkub Executive $235K for Insider Trading
Last week, the country’s oldest commercial bank backed out of a deal to buy a majority stake of the local crypto exchange, citing unresolved regulatory issues.
Thailand's SEC has ordered a Bitkub executive to pay a fine for insider trading. (Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images)

Former OpenSea exec Nate Chastain has filed a motion to dismiss the DOJ indictment. (OpenSea, modified by CoinDesk)
Ex-OpenSea Executive Files to Dismiss DOJ Case Alleging NFT Insider Trading
Nathaniel Chastain's motion says NFTs cannot be classified as securities or commodities, a requirement for wire fraud charges.
Former OpenSea exec Nate Chastain has filed a motion to dismiss the DOJ indictment. (OpenSea, modified by CoinDesk)

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Token Front-Running Was Common at Coinbase Crypto Exchange, a New Study Argues
The paper found suspicious trading around 10% to 25% of new crypto listings and says the problem goes beyond the instances in a U.S. Department of Justice case brought in July...
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Ex-Coinbase Product Manager Pleads Not Guilty in Crypto Insider Trading Case: Report
Ishan Wahi and two associates are accused of making as much as $1.5 million from sharing information about the exchange's plans to list new tokens.
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The SEC’s Escalating Battle Against Crypto
An overview of the SEC’s insider-trading charges filed last week.
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The SEC will need to prove tokens are securities in its current insider-trading case, Ian McGinley told CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover”(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SEC Will Need to Prove Tokens Are Securities in Coinbase Insider-Trading Case, Legal Expert Says
Former prosecutor Ian McGinley joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the case and what the SEC will need to do as it eyes more crypto oversight.
The SEC will need to prove tokens are securities in its current insider-trading case, Ian McGinley told CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover”(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)