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Cryo-currency? Hong Kong court grants freezing injunction over bitcoins

The court found that the plaintiff had made out a good arguable case that the bitcoin assets valued at up to US$2.7 million should be preserved in the face of competing claims to ownership

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Despite growing scrutiny and enforcement in the cryptocurrency space, regulatory uncertainty remains

In the U.S. no one federal agency has exclusive supervision over cryptoassets. This has resulted in an opaque regulatory environment and, in turn, a reluctance to provide investment for research and development, as well as uncertainty as to how to comply with an evolving regulatory landscape. Here, we review some of the most recent actions by some of the U.S. regulatory agencies

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FinCEN Director says stablecoins are “money transmission services" and so covered by its rules

Kenneth A. Blanco, Director of the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, has said that the agency adopts a technology-neutral approach to activities that provide the same functionality at the same level of risk, regardless of the label applied

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Two U.S. men charged with scheme to steal cryptocurrency

The pair are alleged to have conspired to hack into, and take control over, victims' online accounts" to obtain high-value things, such as cryptocurrency, using illegal techniques, such as "SIM hacking"

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U.S. SEC, CFTC and FinCEN join forces on crypto

The heads of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have reminded those engaged in activities involving digital assets of their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism obligations 

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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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