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Ex-Microsoft software engineer convicted of embezzling $10 million in digital value

A Ukrainian man living in the U.S. is facing up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of 18 federal felonies to defraud his former employer Microsoft out of more than $10 million in...

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G20 calls on countries to adopt FATF crypto standards

The G20 has urged countries to adopt the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers, which were adopted in June last year.

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U.S. SEC and CFTC charge man for fraud in $33 million fraudulent crypto trading scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have charged Ohio-based businessman Michael Ackerman and two unnamed business...

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CFTC charges Colorado man with fraud in digital asset-linked Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged a man from Colorado with fraud and failing to register with it in respect of a scheme that involved Ponzi-type payments.

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Consumer Finance Poised for Greater Scrutiny From States Law360

Complaining that the federal government has abdicated its responsibility in the consumer finance space, California, New York, and other states have declared that they will take action to...

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U.S. man charged with operating darknet-based bitcoin 'mixer' that laundered $300 million

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted a man from Ohio for running Helix, a darknet-based cryptocurrency laundering service that is alleged to have laundered bitcoins worth $300...

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IOSCO issues report on regulating cryptoasset trading platforms

The International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) published a report setting out the issues and risks around cryptoasset trading platforms (CTPs). The report highlights the...

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Michigan man sentenced to prison and ordered to repay $210,000 in crypto scam

A man from Michigan has been ordered to repay about $210,000 for his role in a cryptocurrency scam. The fraudster solicited investments from two people, promising them large returns, but he ...

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U.S. SEC and Longfin CEO settle fraud action

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a $400,000 settlement in its fraud action against the CEO of Longfin, Venkata Meenavalli. The complaint alleged that the...

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