Crypto

Pierce Robertson et al v. Mark Cuban et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Voyager Digital Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving crypto broker Voyager Digital in Pierce Robertson, Rachel Gold, Sanford Gold, Rahil Sayed, Christopher Ehrentraut, Todd Manganiello, Dan Newsom, William Ayer, Anthony Dorn, Dameco Gates, Marshall Peters, and Edwin Garrison v. Mark Cuban, Dallas Basketball Limited, d.b.a. Dallas Mavericks, and Stephen Ehrlich at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in A. Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc., which operates a cryptocurrency platform; Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreesen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, Fred Wilson, Emilie Choi, Surojit Chatterjee, AH Capital Management LLC, Paradigm Fund LP, Ribbit Management Company LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, and Viserion Investment Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Guardian Coin Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Guardian Coin Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on August 10th, 2022.

Donald Kocher v. Coinbase Inc. et al: Shareholder Derivative Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Shareholder Derivative Complaint "for the benefit of Nominal Defendant Coinbase Global, Inc. against certain of the Company’s current and former executive officers and members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) aiming to rectify the Defendants’ violations of the Securities Act and breaches of fiduciary duties for issuing false and misleading statements and/or omitting material information in the Company’s public filings" in Donald Kocher v. Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreessen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, and Fred Wilson, as Defendants, and Coinbase Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc., described as a provider of "financial infrastructure and technology products and services for the cryptocurrency economy (or "cryptoeconomy") in the U.S. and internationally.Brian Armstrong, and Alesia J. Haas", at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. 73,586.17 USDT: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 73,586.17 USDT (Tether) that are "proceeds of a cryptocurrency fraud scheme" and were seized from an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Brent Jay v. Brock Pierce et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency fraud involving "Ethereum, Everpedia IQ Token, and Wax Tokens" in Brent Jay v. Scott Walker, Distributed Network Advisors LLC, Brian Sands, April Sands, Brock Pierce, and James Glasscock at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

SEC v. Vladimir Okhotnikov et al: Complaint (‘$300M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a $300 million crypto-based investment fraud involving an "unincorporated entity" in Russia called Forsage in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vladimir Okhotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Tbilisi, Georgia; Jane Doe, a.k.a. Lola Ferrari, who "is believed to be a Russian national residing in Bali, Indonesia"; Mikhail Sergeev, who "is believed to reside in Moscow, Russia; Sergey Maslakov, who "is believed to reside in Gelendzhik or Moscow, Russia"; Samuel D. Ellis, of Kentucky; Mark F. Hamlin, of Virginia; Sarah L. Theissen, of Wisconsin; Carlos L. Martinez, of Chicago, Illinois; Ronald R. Deering, of Idaho; Cheri Beth Bowen, of Mississippi, and Alisha R. Shepperd, of Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the northern District of Illinois.

Andrew Calo v. Coinbase Inc.: Complaint

Complaint for $10,000 regarding a crypto dispute in Andrew Calo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in San Diego, California v. Coinbase Inc., of San Francisco, California, at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Letter Motion (‘Discovery Disputes’)

Letter Motion by plaintiffs regarding a discovery dispute in a case styled as ‘Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation’ in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; DigFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether International Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands, and Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Recognition Order

Order Granting Chapter 15 Recognition in the matter of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Hearing Presentation

Chapter 15 Hearing Presentation by Russell Crumples and Christopher Farmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Changpeng Zhao v. Bloomberg LP et al: Discovery Application (Hong Kong Defamation Lawsuit)

Application by Changpeng Zhao to take discovery from Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Inc. for use in a defamation complaint in Hong Kong against Modern Media Company Limited, of Hong Kong, regarding an article that allegedly "contained false, malicious and defamatory statements about Zhao and his company, Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange operator that is domiciled in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Phoenix Trading FZCO et al v. Dennis Corporation et al: Notice of Removal (‘Crypto Mining Dispute’)

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Phoenix Trading FZCO, of the United Arab Emirates; Block One Technology Inc., of Canada; Phoenix World Electronics Trading, LLC, of the United Arab Emirates; Phoenix Technology Consultants, Phoenix World Electronics, LLC, Absolute Power Solutions, Inc., and Block Zero HS, Inc. v. Dennis Corporation, Sabre56 Corporation, of Canada; Sabre56 FZCO, of the United Arab Emirates; Crypto Can Man Ltd., of Canada; Multi Service Company, Johnny Eason, individually and as an agent of CCM; Tyler MacPhearson, described as a citizen of Canada, and Phil Harvey, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

SEC v. Ishan Wahi et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Insider Trading’)

Complaint alleging "insider trading in certain crypto asset securities that Coinbase Global, Inc. announced would be “listed,” or made available to trade, on its crypto asset trading platform" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ishan Wahi, described as a citizen of India residing in Seattle, Washington; Nikhil Wahi, described as a citizen of India residing in Seattle, Washingtnon, and Sameer Ramani, described as a former resident of Houston, Texas currently residing in India, at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Bitwallet Pte Ltd. v. Meta Platforms Inc.: Discovery Application (Japan Proceedings)

Application by Bitwallet Pte Ltd., described as a Singapore company that "is in the business of developing financial software systems and providing payment services", to take discovery from Meta Platforms Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan involving "false statements" in Japanese that were made about the applicant on Facebook by someone "with the display name of 'Mizuta Tadashi'" and which, inter alia, caused "the Lithuanian authorities" to warn that "they may revoke our financial services license", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mo Pow 3 LLC et al v. Crypto Infiniti LLC: Complaint (‘Crypto Mining Hosting Dispute’)

Complaint alleging fraud and "a breach of contract case where the Defendant used the false promise of purchasing large amounts of digital currency hosting services related to currency mining to induce the Plaintiffs to incur substantial financial expense and risk" in Mo Pow 3 LLC and Mo Pow 4 LLC, described as being "part of a consortium of companies providing hosting services for companies that mine for digital currency" v. Crypto Infiniti LLC at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

USA v. 0.51071532 Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint alleging "an 87-year-old man living in Tyler, Texas, fell prey to a cleverly designed international fraud scheme when he initiated transfer of 0.51071532 Bitcoin (then-worth approximately $15,000 USD) via a Bitcoin ATM to Vineet Singh Banga", an individual located in India" in USA v. 0.51071532 Bitcoin seized from Paxful at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

TPS Capital Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for TPS Capital Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands Corporate Registry on July 15th, 2022.

Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Voluntary Dismissal (Crypto Dispute)

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tai Ping Shan Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Tai Ping Shan Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on July 15th, 2022.

Robert Piña v. Coinbase Inc.: Complaint (‘$100K Crypto Fraud’)

Petition alleging "unauthorized debits" totaling $100,000 in Robert Piña v. Coinbase Inc., described as "an online platform that offers consumers all over the world the ability to purchase, invest in, send, and receive Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba, and other cryptocurrencies" at the District Court for Harris County, Texas.

Pharos Fund SPC: Directors

Director Details for Pharos Fund SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on July 14th, 2022.

Celsius Network LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC, collectively "one of the largest and most sophisticated cryptocurrency based finance platforms in the world and provide financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Taylor Goines v. Celsius Network LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud against "a financial services company that generates revenue through cryptocurrency trading, lending, and borrowing, the sale of its unregistered securities, as well as engaging in proprietary trading" in Taylor Goines v. Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Alexander Mashinsky, Shlomi Daniel Leon, David Barse, and Alan Jeffrey Carr at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Provisional Relief Order

Order Granting Emergency Motion for Provisional Relief by Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a cryptocurrency hedge fund based in Singapore, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Three Arrows Capital

Founders of failed crypto fund Three Arrows Capital ‘not cooperating’ with liquidators

The liquidators of Singapore-based, British Virgin Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital have applied to take emergency discovery from the firm's 'uncooperative' Founders - Kyle Davies and Su Zhu - to help secure assets for creditors, with Zhu "rumored to be attempting to sell a property in Singapore with a potential value in the tens of millions of dollars".

Mohamad Mahmoud et al v. Coinbase Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "a defective cryptocurrency" known as GYEN that was purportedly pegged to the Japanese Yen in Mohamad Mahmoud and Muath Mahmoud v. Coinbase Inc., GMO-Z.com Payment Gateway USA Inc., and GMO-Z.com USA Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Emergency Motion for Provisional Relief

Emergency Motion for Provisional Relief by Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a cryptocurrency hedge fund based in Singapore, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.