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SEC v. Sergey Grybniak et al: Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a fraudulent and unregistered initial coin offering of digital asset securities" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sergii 'Sergey' Grybniak, of Brooklyn, NY, and Opporty International Inc., of Delaware, as Defendants, and Clever Solution Inc., of Delaware, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Fraud charges filed over Cayman firm's $30M ICO

January 17, 2020 - Criminal and regulatory charges alleging fraud have been brought in New Jersey against Canadian Boaz Manor and Israeli attorney Edith Pardo regarding a $30 million Initial Coin Offering by BCT Inc. SEZC, of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Boaz Manor et al: Criminal Indictment

January 17, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in USA v. Boaz Manor, of Canada, and Edith Pardo, a.k.a. Edith Pardo Mehler, a.k.a. Edith Mehler, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Boaz Manor et al: Complaint

January 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving a $30 million Initial Coin Offering in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Boaz Manor, a.k.a. Shaun MacDonald, of Toronto, Canada; Edith Pardo, a.k.a. Edith Pardo Mehler, a.k.a. Edith Mehler, of Bloomfield, New Jersey; CG Blockchain, Inc., of New York, NY, and BCT Inc. SECZ, formerly known as BCT Inc., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

GSR Markets Ltd. et al v. FR8 Network Inc. et al: Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in GSR Markets Ltd., of Hong Kong, described as "a global cryptocurrency market-maker", and Paul Rogers, of Singapore v. FR8 Network Inc., of Delaware; Maximalist Media LLC, d.b.a. Maximalist Ventures, of New York; Jonathan Fox, of New York, and Sloane Brakeville, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bryan Faubus v. iFinex, Inc. et al: Complaint

January 09, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Bryan Faubus, of New York v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (New York)

January 08, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Eric Young, of Pennsylvania; Adam Kurtz, of New York, and David Crystal, of Florida v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: This is a re-filing of a class action complaint that was first filed at federal court in Seattle, Washington on November 22nd, 2019 and voluntarily dismissed on January 7th, 2020.

SEC-targeted fund sues law firm for advising that 'Crypto Assets are not securities'

January 02, 2020 - US law firm Faegre Baker Daniels is being sued for legal malpractice for allegedly advising a cryptocurrency fund that "Crypto Assets are not securities", only for the Fund - controlled by Timothy Enneking - to be later targeted by the SEC, eventually paying $200,000 to settle an Enforcement Action.

Crypto Asset Fund LLC et al v. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP: Complaint

December 31, 2019 - Complaint alleging legal malpractice regarding an opinion that "Crypto Assets are not securities" in Crypto Asset Fund LLC, of Delaware; Digital Capital Management LLC, of Delaware, and Timothy Enneking, of San Diego, California v. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, a law firm, at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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