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Fraudster gets prison sentence for fraudulent binary options and crypto scheme

Blake Kantor, who ran Blue Bit Banc and Blue Bit Analytics (BBB), has been sentenced to 86 months' imprisonment for operating a scheme to defraud BBB investors, as well as BBB investors who had also invested in a cryptocurrency known as "ATM Coin"

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Six arrested over €24 million "typosquatting" crypto theft

Following a joint UK and Dutch operation, five men and one woman are suspected of targeting users' bitcoin tokens, in a scma affecting at least 4,000 victims in 12 countries

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FINRA fines former Merrill Lynch employee for not disclosing crypto business

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said that Kyung Soo Kim had failed to provide written notice to Merrill Lynch of his crypto activities, in breach of FINRA's Rules 3270 and 2010

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U.S. SEC charges purported crypto firm, CEO and consultant with alleged fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a new fraud action against Longfin and its CEO for falsifying the company's revenue and, with a former consultant, for getting the company fraudulently listed on Nasdaq

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U.S. SEC sues alleged perpetrator of multi-million fraudulent crypto scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is alleging that Daniel Pacheco conducted a fraudulent, unregistered offering of securities through two California-based companies, promising cryptocurrency riches to investors

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Finland's new crypto law does not extend to investor protection

The Finland Supervisory Authority has stated that even though it is now the registration and supervisory authority for virtual currency providers in Finland, the supervision does not extend to investor protection

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Diamonds are not forever: U.S. SEC stops alleged diamond-related ICO

According to a complaint by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jose Angel Aman operated a purported crypto business called Argyle Coin as a Ponzi scheme, using new investor funds to pay prior investors

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Abu Dhabi updates crypto guidance

The updated guidance by the Abu Dhabi Global Market includes, among others, key changes on stablecoins, technology governance, custody and anti-money laundering and sanctions rules

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