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Jerome Wilson-Chalkley v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

November 30, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jerome Wilson-Chalkley, of London, England v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "cryptocurrency/derivatives exchange"; ABS Global Trading Limited, of San Francisco, California, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Ramona Ang v. Reliantco Investments Ltd.: Judgment

November 27, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding the termination of an account that was used to invest in Bitcoin futures in Ramona Ang, who is "married to Dr Craig Wright, a specialist computer scientist and researcher with cybersecurity and blockchain expertise, who claims to be the or a principal inventor of Bitcoin" v. Reliantco Investments Ltd., of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, in London.

Binance Holdings Ltd.: Director Details

November 19, 2020 - Director Details for Binance Holdings Limited obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 19th, 2020.

Cayman crypto exchange Binance sues Forbes for defamation

November 19, 2020 - Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings is suing U.S.-based news provider Forbes and two of its reporters for defamation over a recent article headlined "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators".

Binance Holdings Ltd. v. Forbes Media LLC et al: Complaint

November 18, 2020 - Complaint alleging defamation regarding an article entitled "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators" that was published on October 29th, 2020 in Binance Holdings Limited, a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands v. Forbes Media LLC, Michael del Castillo, and Jason Brett at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Dekrypt Capital LLC et al v. Uphold Ltd. et al: Amended Complaint

November 13, 2020 - Amended Complaint alleging "Defendants promoted, offered, and sold unregistered and non-exempt securities, called Universal Protocol Tokens, in the United States and in violation of federal and state securities laws" in Dekrypt Capital LLC, of Delaware; Dekrypt Master Fund LP, of the British Virgin Islands; Dekrypt Ventures I LP, of the British Virgin Islands; Arrington XRP Capital Cayman SPV Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Arrington Capital Management LLC, of Washington state v. Uphold Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Uphold Inc., of Washington state; Uphold HQ Inc., of South Carolina; Juan Pablo Thieriot, of San Francisco, California, and Daniel Schatt, of San Mateo County, California, at the Superior Court of Washington for King County.

Bitstamp Ltd.: $15K Fine

November 13, 2020 - Stipulation and Consent Order regarding the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and Bitstamp Ltd., described as a provider of "online virtual currency services", based in England,

Bitstamp Ltd. v. Bank of America Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 13, 2020 - Application by Bitstamp Ltd., a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in England and part of a group that is based in England, Luxembourg, and Slovenia, to take discovery from The Bank of America Corporation and Citibank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in Denmark "against CNG Processing ApS", described as a payment processor whose "owner" is Gert Funk, filed at the U. S.District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Kik Interactive Inc.: Proposed Final Judgment

October 20, 2020 - Proposed Final Judgment to settle allegations regarding the sale of digital tokens in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kik Interactive Inc., of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Liandong (Hainan) E-Sports Co. Ltd. v. Tether International Ltd. et al: Claim Form

October 19, 2020 - Claim Form in Liandong (Hainan) E-Sports Co., Ltd., of China v. "A", described as "an unknown person controlling a cryptocurrency wallet", and Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.