Russia to Adopt Crypto Legislation Within Two Weeks: Deputy Finance Minister

Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, will adopt the country’s major crypto bill “On Digital Financial Assets” (DFA) in the next two weeks, according to a local senior finance official. The news was reported by Russian government-backed news agency TASS on June 19.Russia’s deputy finance minister, Alexei Moiseev, revealed that the State Duma is currently considering…

New York Supreme Court Grants Bitfinex’s Motion to Modify Injunction

Justice Joel Cohen of the New York Supreme Court has granted the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange’s motion to modify an injunction from the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Bitfinex announced on May 16.Per the announcement, the court order will allow Bitfinex and affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to continue their normal business. It also states that the…

Former Investor Sues OneCoin Scheme, Seeks Class Action

Former OneCoin investor Christine Grablis is suing the cryptocurrency investment scheme for fraud, according to a complaint filed on May 7.Grablis is seeking damages and a class action suit to represent other investors purportedly defrauded by OneCoin.The full list of defendants in this lawsuit — Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd. — includes OneCoin Ltd, Ruja Ignatova,…

Mt. Gox CEO Decides to Appeal Conviction on Manipulating Financial Records

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of now-defunct Mt. Gox crypto exchange, has appealed his conviction on charges of manipulating data, The Associated Press (AP) reports on March 29.On March 15, Karpeles was acquitted of charges of embezzlement, but was found guilty of tampering with financial records, with the court stating that he manipulated data to harm…

Winklevoss Twins to Pay Out $45,000 in Legal Fees to Charlie Shrem After New Ruling

Bitcoin (BTC) entrepreneur and advocate Charlie Shrem will receive around $45,000 in legal costs from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as part of an ongoing lawsuit, according to an official document filed on Feb. 7.The latest step in the lengthy legal proceedings between the former business partners, a judge at the District Court of the Southern…

Crypto Firm Accused of Fraud, Duping Investor Into Buying $2 Million in Tokens

A lawsuit recently filed in a United States district court in New York claims that an investor was misled into investing $2 million dollars in the cryptocurrency MCash, a Feb. 1 court filing states.The filing alleges that the plaintiff Lijun Sun transferred $2 million to New-York based investment group Blue Ocean Capital Group, Inc. to…

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Missing $145 Mln After Death of Founder

Following the sudden death of its founder Gerry Cotten, cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is reportedly missing CA$190 million dollars ($145 million) in digital assets, Canadian news daily The Globe and Mail reports on Feb. 1Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the Globe and Mail states that the firm has been unable…

US: Bill Exempting Non-Custodial Crypto Services From Certain Laws Reintroduced to Congress

A bill exempting companies providing non-custodial crypto services from certain state money transmitting laws has been resubmitted to the United States Congress. Data confirming this was published on the Congress’ official website on Jan. 14.The bill, titled “To provide a safe harbor from licensing and registration for certain non-controlling blockchain developers and providers of blockchain…