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How the Feds Are Prosecuting NFT Insider Trading Scheme as Wire Fraud – and Why That Matters
The Justice Department could use the case as a model to police market manipulation for other assets. Regulators are watching.
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Virgil Griffith Should Return to Jail Pending Trial, Prosecutors Tell Judge
The Ethereum developer was arrested in 2019 and charged with helping North Korea get around U.S. economic sanctions.
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BitMEX Founder Arthur Hayes May Surrender to US Law Enforcement Next Month
Hayes would be allowed to continue living in Singapore under the agreement his counsel is currently negotiating with federal prosecutors.
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Judge Rejects Virgil Griffith’s Motion to Dismiss Charges of Aiding North Korea
The federal judge also denied the Ethereum developer’s request for more details about the charges against him.
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Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements
Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.
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New York US Attorney Geoffrey Berman Steps Down, President Trump Nominates SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Post [Updated]
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has been nominated to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, replacing U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, who said he had not resigned.
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Drug Dealer Just Sentenced to 25 Years Hoped to Build a Better Bitcoin Miner
Paul Calder LeRoux, an admitted drug dealer with a background in encryption, planned to build a bitcoin miner had he beaten the rap.
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US Authorities Charge Crypto 'Trading Club' Operators With Defrauding 150 Investors
Michael Ackerman and unnamed business partners allegedly defrauded investors of $33M in a crypto-trading scheme targeting doctors.
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US Prosecutors Charge Founder of 'IGOBIT' Token With Fraud
Prosecutors allege that Asa Saint Clair lured investors to invest in the "World Sports Alliance" using his IGOBIT digital currency.
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