Celsius denies allegations on Alex Mashinsky trying to flee US

Troubled crypto lending firm Celsius is putting their best foot forward to recover operations alongside CEO Alex Mashinsky, who currently stays in the United States, the company has claimed. A spokesperson for Celsius has denied rumors that the company’s CEO tried to flee the U.S. last week amid the ongoing liquidity crisis of the Celsius … Read more

Crypto-Related Lawsuits Rising in Russia, Criminal Cases Increase by 40% – Bitcoin News

Courts in Russia are hearing a growing number of cases around crypto assets, a new study has shown. About two-thirds of them have been launched under provisions of the country’s Criminal Code but civil cases represent a large share as well. Criminal Cases Involving Cryptocurrency in Russia Near 1,000 in 2021 Lawsuits related to cryptocurrency, … Read more

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Coin Center filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department in federal district court — challenging the enforcement of Section 6050I’s reporting mandate. Coin Center, a Washingon, DC-based non-profit blockchain advocacy group, filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of the Treasury for allegedly provisioning an unconstitutional amendment in the controversial infrastructure bill. Coin Center … Read more

Former product manager at OpenSea charged with insider trading

On June 1, United States prosecutors in Manhattan charged Nathaniel Chastain, 31, with insider trading. Chastain was a former product manager at OpenSea, the largest nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace. This will be the first case of its kind regarding digital assets and traditional criminal investigations.  Former employee of NFT marketplace charged in first ever digital … Read more

South Korean authorities reportedly probe staff behind Terra

The South Korean government continues to investigate Terraform Labs, the firm behind the Terra Network as well as Luna (LUNC) and Terra USD (UST) tokens, by reportedly summoning subpoenas to employees. South Korean authorities have reportedly summoned all employees at Terraform Labs as part of a full-scale investigation of the collapse of UST and LUNC, … Read more

Russian Court Recognizes Cryptocurrency as Means of Payment, Prosecutors See Precedent – Regulation Bitcoin News

The City Court of St. Petersburg has recognized a large amount of cryptocurrency handed over by the victim in an extortion case as a means of payment, Russian media reported. The prosecutor’s office in Russia’s second-largest city describes the ruling as a precedent. Two Men Sentenced for Cryptocurrency Extortion in Russia Two Russian citizens have … Read more

Russian Appellate Court Cancels Decision to Block Tor Project’s Website – Bitcoin News

A court of appeals in Russia has overturned a ruling by a regional court which allowed the blocking of the Tor Project’s website in the country. Due to violations during the initial proceedings, the case has been returned to the court of the first instance for another review. Roskomsvoboda Helps Cancel the Blocking of Tor … Read more

Arthur Hayes to serve 2-year probation owning up to BitMEX’s AML mishap

Bringing closure to the long-awaited judgment related to the money laundering activities over the BitMEX crypto exchange, one of the four federal district courthouses in New York reportedly sentenced two-year probation and six months of home detention to founder and ex-CEO Arthur Hayes. Arthur Hayes, along with the other BitMEX co-founders — Benjamin Delo and … Read more

Terra’s Big Backers, Shanghai Court Declares Bitcoin Property, BTC Obituaries, and Triple Top Hopes — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review – The Weekly Bitcoin News

With the nightmare nosedive of Terra’s LUNA and UST, the Shanghai High People’s Court declaring that bitcoin is virtual property protected by Chinese law, a surge in Bitcoin Obituaries, and some hoping for a rare triple top to appear for BCT, the past week has been full of shock, questions, speculation, and broader market resilience … Read more