Lawsuit Accuses Korean Crypto Exchange of $3.5 Billion Scam, Tens of Thousands Defrauded

Lawsuit Accuses Korean Crypto Exchange of $3.5 Billion Scam, Tens of Thousands Defrauded

Binance Extends Blockade of Zimbabwean Crypto Users to Include Non-Resident Traders

South African Crypto Exchanges Confirm Receiving Request for Client Data From Tax Collection Body

Three leading cryptocurrency exchanges from South Africa recently confirmed receiving a request for client data from the country’s revenue collector. In a joint statement, the exchanges, (namely Altcointrader, Luno, and Valr) said this request, which targets a “selection of customersâ€, has been made “in terms of section 46 of the (South African) Tax Administration Act.†[…]

US Authorities Seek Court Order to Shut Down Crypto Trading Platform Allegedly Duping Thousands of Investors

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a court order to immediately shut down the operations of cryptocurrency exchange Coinseed. The attorney general previously filed a lawsuit against the crypto exchange but the platform allegedly continued to operate and dupe investors. US Authorities Take Urgent Action Against Coinseed The Office of Attorney General Letitia […]

US Authorities Seek Court Order to Shut Down Crypto Trading Platform Allegedly Duping Thousands of Investors

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a court order to immediately shut down the operations of cryptocurrency exchange Coinseed. The attorney general previously filed a lawsuit against the crypto exchange but the platform allegedly continued to operate and dupe investors. US Authorities Take Urgent Action Against Coinseed The Office of Attorney General Letitia […]

Court Authorizes IRS to Summon User Records From Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained court authorization to serve a John Doe summons on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The tax agency is seeking data of users with $20,000 or more in cryptocurrency transactions during the years 2016 to 2020. IRS Wants User Information From Crypto Exchanges The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday […]

Court Authorizes IRS to Summon User Records From Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained court authorization to serve a John Doe summons on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The tax agency is seeking data of users with $20,000 or more in cryptocurrency transactions during the years 2016 to 2020. IRS Wants User Information From Crypto Exchanges The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hotbit Hacked: Systems Paralyzed, 2 Million Users Affected

A cryptocurrency exchange with about 2 million users worldwide announced that it has “suffered a serious cyber attack.†A number of basic services are paralyzed and the attacker tried to access the exchange’s wallets. Consequently, the platform has shut down, stating that it needs to perform a “comprehensive inspection†which is expected to last one […]

South African Crypto Exchange Ceases Operations Less Than a Month After Suspending BTC Withdrawals

A South African cryptocurrency exchange, Ice3x, announced on April 6, that it will permanently stop operations, less than a month after suspending bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals. Ice3x, which one of the oldest crypto exchange in that country, says it came to this decision after lawyers advised the firm to start liquidation proceedings. ‘Extreme Pressure’ In […]

South African Exchange Ice3x Suspends Trading After Noting Discrepancies in Balances of BTC and LTC

A South African crypto exchange, Ice3x, suspended trading on its platform on March 16 after noting discrepancies in balances of bitcoin and litecoin held on the platform. At the time of writing, the exchange had not revealed the cause of the mismatches in balances or when it expects trading to resume. In the meantime, a […]

Study: Top-Tier Cryptocurrency Exchanges Increased Their Market Share by 13% Since October 2020

A recent study unveiled that top-tier cryptocurrency exchanges increased their market share since October 2020, in the context of lower-risk exchanges. The bitcoin bull market fueled that both retail and professional traders utilized such risk, data shows. Stricter Regulations Boosted Transparency Levels in Crypto Exchanges Per information from crypto market data provider cryptocompare.com, top-tier crypto […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Denies It Has Placed New Restrictions on Cryptocurrencies — Uses Debunked Claims to Justify New Directive

Following the outcry over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s latest directive that targets cryptocurrencies, the institution has reaffirmed its stance with another statement. In the latest five-page document, the CBN insists that this directive is intended to protect the country’s financial system from the “risks†that are associated with cryptocurrencies. Debunked Claims Still, the central […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Denies It Has Placed New Restrictions on Cryptocurrencies — Uses Debunked Claims to Justify New Directive

Following the outcry over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s latest directive that targets cryptocurrencies, the institution has reaffirmed its stance with another statement. In the latest five-page document, the CBN insists that this directive is intended to protect the country’s financial system from the “risks†that are associated with cryptocurrencies. Debunked Claims Still, the central […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Orders Banks to Close Accounts of Crypto Clients

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions†to financial institutions that fail to comply. Banks Taking Immediate Action Immediately following the letter’s publication, some banks and other financial […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Orders Banks to Close Accounts of Crypto Clients as Remittances via Traditional Corridors Drop by 97%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions†to financial institutions that fail to comply. Banks Taking Immediate Action Immediately following the letter’s publication, some banks and other financial […]

Dutch Bitcoin Exchange Files Preliminary Injunction to Suspend Wallet Verification Rule Enacted by the Netherlands

A Dutch bitcoin (BTC) exchange has filed a preliminary injunction at a court in Rotterdam to suspend the central bank’s additional wallet-verification requirements. Bitonic seeks to challenge the new rules enacted by the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on Sept. 21, 2020. Dutch Exchange Argues Additional KYC Rules Lack ‘a Proper Legal Basis’ Per the bitcoin […]

Study: 60% of Digital Asset Holders Store Funds on Exchanges While Half Derive an Income From Crypto

Despite the risks that come with storing crypto assets with third parties, the findings of a new study suggest many cryptocurrency holders still trust exchanges with the safekeeping of their funds. Conducted by Binance Research, the study finds that 60% of “the general population store their cryptocurrencies on an exchange.†In contrast, 26% of the […]

Indian Crypto Exchange Buyucoin Hacked, Sensitive Data of 325K Users Reportedly Leaked

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. According to reports, the leaked data includes personal information, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details, bank details, PAN numbers, passport numbers, and deposit histories. Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked Buyucoin, a Delhi […]

Thai Financial Watchdog Asks Local Crypto Exchange to Fix Issues After Three Massive Outages

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) issued an order against a local cryptocurrency exchange to temporarily stop its operations. Bitkub has been in the headlines since the start of the year due to several outages suffered in their systems. Crypto Exchange Suffered Three Massive Outages Since the Beginning of 2021 According to Bangkok […]

Russian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Amid Accusations of Exit Scam

The Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin has shut down amid accusations that it has pulled an exit scam. Customers are unable to withdraw their funds and have been asked to provide extensive identifying information which they fear would lead to identity theft. The exchange claims that it was hacked in December. Livecoin Crypto Exchange Closes Down […]

Crypto Exchange Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Defraud Americans

The U.S. has sentenced a cryptocurrency exchange owner to 10 years in prison. He “knowingly and intentionally engaged in business practices designed to both assist fraudsters in laundering the proceeds of their fraud and to shield himself from criminal liability,†the Department of Justice alleges. Crypto Exchange Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison The […]

FTX Exchange Launches Pre-IPO Futures Contracts for the Coinbase Public Listing

After the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase announced it was registering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to have an initial public offering (IPO), FTX Exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said the company would launch pre-IPO futures. On December 21, Bankman-Fried announced the launch was now live and Coinbase pre-IPO futures contracts are […]

CoinEx Celebrates Third Anniversary With Overall System and Product Upgrade

PRESS RELEASE. CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, celebrates its third anniversary and announces that it has upgraded and optimized the underlying system as well as the front-end. After months of hard work by the R&D department, CoinEx has completed the system upgrade named “Aegisâ€. This upgrade significantly improves the performance and […]