A New York Federal court has fined the cryptocurrency hedge fund Gelfman Blueprint, Inc, and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman, for more than 2.5 mln USD. the reason is the operation of a fraudulent Ponzi scheme, according to the official announcement that was released on the 18th of October. GBI is a corporation based in New
China has banned cryptocurrencies, but there are people who are still handling them. The Chinese tycoon and investor Li Xiaolai has been investing major sums in bitcoin. However, now, he turned his attention to the blockchain-based projects. Li is one of the biggest bitcoin holders in China, and he has claimed recently, that he is
MetaMask is a cryptocurrency wallet and an Ethereum decentralized app. Now, it has blocked one of the most popular app for Ethereum, called 333ETH. The app promises lifeling payments in ethers to all investor wallets after they make an initial down payment. Now, the announcement and the app have attracted a number of scam accusations.
Homero Joshua Garza is known as the CEO of a cryptocurrency firm GAW Miners. He is sentenced for 21 months of imprisoning for defrauding investors. The verdict was announced in the Hartford federal court, for a wire fraud related to creating and scamcoin, PayCoin. The initial suggestions were to imprison the former CEO for 20
Gerald Rome, the Colorado Securities Commissioner, has ordered three cryptocurrency firms to show case. It means, that the firms representatives should appear in court to explain or justify something. Such cases can be ordered in case there is a doubt or unclear issues in something. This time, it is suspected that the mentioned companies
Recent reports inform that there are still some crypto–mining apps in Google Play Store. Despite the announced ban, some of them are still there. On 27th of July Google banned all crypto–mining apps from its store. The main information that the company provided to users and officials is that they don’t want any mining apps
The USA Commodities Futures Trading Commission has won a case against a cryptocurrency firm CabbageTech Corp., which will result in a permanent ban of the operator. The firm was called a bald and vicious fraud, and it has been proven in the district court. Patrick McDonnell, a cryptocurrency promoter and CabbageGroup operator was charged as
Michael Tremplin, an American investor, filed a lawsuit for 224 mln USD against AT&T. He believes, that the major telecom provider gave hackers access to his phone number, and as a consequence, they managed to steal huge sum of money from his wallet, in crypto-coins. Michael Tremplin is a Puerto-Rico based entrepreneur and CEO of