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BitClave PTE Ltd.: $29M Penalties

May 28, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing disgorgement, interest, and a civil penalty totaling $29.3 million against BitClave PTE Ltd., described as "an early-stage blockchain services company that operates through an entity in Singapore and maintains its principal place of operations in San Jose, California", for conducting an unregistered Initial Coin Offering, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc.: Administrative Proceedings

May 28, 2020 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings against  Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc., described as "a Bahamian broker-dealer", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Warren Davis: Administrative Proceedings

May 27, 2020 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings against Warren Anthony Davis, described as a citizen of the Bahamas and founder and president of Gibraltar Global Securities Inc., "a Bahamian broker-dealer", regarding the sale of shares of Magnum d'Or, "a penny stock".

Flat Innovations AG: Public Warning

May 20, 2020 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Flat Innovations AG is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Registry, Flat Innovations AG, was previously called RS Management Group AG and its sole member is identified as Rolf Schwab. On its website at www.flatmining.com, the company is described as a provider of "Hosted Cloud Mining" services that allows each client to become "a digital gold digger" and "is the most straightforward way for private investors to mine cryptocurrencies". Ownership of the domain name is concealed using a privacy service.

Aleksandr Kanyshev et al v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

May 19, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving a "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform" in Aleksandr Kanyshev, Nikita Luzhbin, and Miguel Villagra, all of Russia v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Amended Complaint

May 18, 2020 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

May 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Marc Adam Roxby: Corporate Disqualification

May 05, 2020 - Disqualification of Marc Adam Roxby by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Mark Peter Penney: Corporate Disqualification

May 05, 2020 - Disqualification of Mark Peter Penney by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Guernsey regulator bans wealth managers Mark Penney and Marc Roxby

May 04, 2020 - The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has fined and disqualified Mark Penney and Marc Roxby over self-dealing and misleading clients while operating failed financial services firm Criteria Wealth Management Ltd.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.