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Dooga Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Steven Parker and Trevor Binyon, of Opus Restructuring, as the Foreign Representatives of Dooga Ltd., a Maltese-owned British firm whose "Cubits" cryptocurrency exchange closed down in 2018 following an alleged €27 million fraud involving "payment processor" Pay Secure Online Limited, d.b.a. Paysec, and "three Chinese nationals called Lui Caifeng, Liu Lin, and Yajuan She", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the owner of Pay Secure Online Limited is identified as David Murphy, a British national with an address in Thailand, while directors have included Richard John Barry, a British national residing in Dubai, and Dimitar Stefanov Georgiev, a citizen and resident of Bulgaria, who both resigned on March 2nd, 2018, and the auditor is Antoine Borg, of Malta. On May 15th, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a "warning" that Paysec "is NOT licenced NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law".

ROX Capital AG: Public Warning

January 29, 2020 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding ROX Capital AG, formerly known as Algovia AG, which is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on its website at www.roxcapital.io, ROX Capital AG offers a "Stable Coin" and a "Decentralised Token Exchange" and, in filings with the Swiss Commercial Registry, the company's directors are identified as Aleksei Liakhovnenko and Anton Katin, both of Russia, while previous directors are identified as Reto Daniel Winkler, of Switzerland; Günther Weber, a citizen of Germany, and Vladimir Helber, a citizen of Germany

Crypto Currency Resolution Trust v. Bitcoin Voluntary Associations: Judgment

January 22, 2020 - Judgment By Confession in The Crypto Currency Resolution Trust v. The Bitcoin Voluntary Associations at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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.

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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.