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British 'crypto-friendly' travel booking firm Travala facing strike-off

January 26, 2021 - UPDATED: Shortly after OffshoreAlert reported that British 'blockchain-based, cryptocurrency-friendly' online travel booking start-up Travala, which has raised over £2 million from investors and is now owned by a Cayman Islands firm, was facing compulsory strike off for failure to file its accounts, the firm filed unaudited "Micro-entity Accounts" with Companies House that contained scant details.

TravelFront: Corporate Information

January 15, 2021 - Corporate Information, including the names of directors, for TravelFront, an online travel booking platform, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 15th, 2021.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: 'No New Clients' Order

December 18, 2020 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

Grupo Unidos por el Canal SA et al v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama: Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award in Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., of Panama; Sacyr S.A., of Spain; Webuild S.p.A., formerly Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., of Italy, and Jan De Nul N.V., of Belgium v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama, of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Unión Fenosa Gas S.A. v. Egypt et al: Complaint

November 02, 2020 - Complaint "to invalidate, at least as to UFG, Egypt's fraudulent agreement purporting to transfer funds into a trust, with BNY Mellon serving as the purported trustee, for the sole purpose of shielding those funds from attachment by UFG, which holds a judgment against Egypt for over US$ 2 billion" in Unión Fenosa Gas S.A., of Spain v. Arab Republic of Egypt, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Luxembourg Branch at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mediterráneo Vida SA v. Water International Holdings Ltd.: Stop Notice re. Shares in Oval Holdings Ltd.

October 13, 2020 - Stop Notice by Mediterráneo Vida, Sociedad Anónima de Seguros y Reaseguros, of Spain, regarding shares in Oval Holdings Limited held by Water International Holdings Limited, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mediterráneo Vida SA v. Water Associates Holdings Ltd.: Stop Notice re. Shares in Oval Holdings Ltd.

October 13, 2020 - Stop Notice by Mediterráneo Vida, Sociedad Anónima de Seguros y Reaseguros, of Spain, regarding shares in Oval Holdings Limited held by Water Associates Holdings Limited, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mediterráneo Vida SA v. Water International Holdings Ltd.: Stop Notice re. Shares in Green Power International Ltd.

October 13, 2020 - Stop Notice by Mediterráneo Vida, Sociedad Anónima de Seguros y Reaseguros, of Spain, regarding shares in Green Power International Limited held by Water International Holdings Limited, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Traded Life Policies Fund v. Diversified Settlements Fund: Judgment

October 12, 2020 - Judgment granting a winding up petition in Traded Life Policies Fund (in Official Liquidation) v. Diversified Settlements Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

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British 'crypto-friendly' travel booking firm Travala facing strike-off
UPDATED: Shortly after OffshoreAlert reported that British 'blockchain-based, cryptocurrency-friendly' online travel booking start-up Travala, which has raised over £2 million from investors and is now owned by a Cayman Islands firm, was facing compulsory strike off for failure to file its accounts, the firm filed unaudited "Micro-entity Accounts" with Companies House that contained scant details.
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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.