December 7, 2018 Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): There is something fishy in the British Indian Ocean Territory according to crypto lawyer Dr. Jonathan Levy who has just sent a second lawsuit for filing to the British Indian Ocean Territory Supreme Court registry. British Indian Ocean Territory is a remote set of islands known best for the joint US-British naval base at Diego Garcia. It is also the home to the well-known Top-Level Domain .
Jared Rice Sr., CEO of the Dallas-based bank AriseBank, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and charged with six counts of securities fraud and wire fraud. Rice is accused of scamming investors out of more than $4 million through a cryptocurrency scam that promised federally insured accounts and brand-name credit cards.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) regional office in Fort Worth, Texas, received an emergency court order to stop AriseBank’s initial coin offering (ICO) for the cryptocurrency AriseCoin, which Rice falsely claimed had raised a whopping $600 million.
Ripple’s legal team in their ongoing securities suit is attempting a new tack: to have the claim proceed at the federal level.
In a move that legal commentator Jake Chervinsky described as “seriously crafty,” Ripple has filed a formal notice-of-removal motion to have their most recent securities suit, Zakinov et al v.
In a short-term win for bitcoin advocate Charlie Shrem, a federal judge has lifted the freeze on Shrem’s financial accounts in an ongoing legal battle against the Winklevoss twins.
Shrem’s financial accounts and assets were temporarily frozen via an attachment order following the suit’s initial filing. The order allowed the U.S. Marshall for the Southern District to freeze Shrem’s assets, instructing cryptocurrency companies like Coinbase and Xapo and legacy financial institutions to freeze Shrem’s assets up to $30 million, the amount the Winklevosses are seeking in damages.
Leading cryptocurrency investor law firm Silver Miller Law has filed suit against cell phone giants AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of several digital asset investors who were victims of the identity-theft tactic known as “SIM swapping.” The suit alleges that both companies possessed flaws in their security systems and failed to properly train their employees to work against hackers seeking to gain access to users’ smartphones.
The Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against bitcoin investor Charlie Shrem, alleging that Shrem “stole” 5,000 bitcoins from them in 2012.
According to a recent report released by the New York Times, Charlie Shrem has made several large purchases over the past year, including multiple real estate properties, luxury cars, powerboats and a $2 million house.
The judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against Coinbase over allegations of insider trading has approved Coinbase’s motion to dismiss the suit.
In March of 2018, Jeffrey Berk filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of himself and other investors against Coinbase. Specifically, the suit alleges that Coinbase had engaged in insider trading by alerting its own employees that Coinbase would fully support Bitcoin Cash at a later date, after publicly stating that they would not.
A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in California against the founders and promoters of the controversial Tezos blockchain project.
The lawsuit represents the latest twist in the ongoing spat between Tezos founders Kathleen and Arthur Breitman and Johann Gevers, the head of the Tezos Foundation, a non-profit created to promote and support development of the project.