Crypto

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.

KeyFi Inc. v. Celsius Network Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a Ponzi Scheme" involving cryptocurrency in KeyFi Inc., of Delaware v. Celsius Network Limited, of England, and Celsius KeyFi LLC, of Delaware, which collectively "operate a "crypto-lending platform" that receives crypto-asset deposits from consumers seeking to earn interest on their crypto holdings", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Kassem Dakhlallah et al v. Refinable et al: Complaint (‘FINE Token Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving the 'FINE Token' cryptocurrency in Kassem M. Dakhlallah, Tarik Turfe, and Abedellatif Aoun v. Nicholas Chan, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Maxim Geerinck, described as a resident of Belgium; Jonas Snellinckx, described as a resident of Belgium; Nicholas Au, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Albert Chan, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Benjamin Tse, described as a resident of Pasadena, California; Michael Gu, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Elvin Cheung, described as a resident of Hong Kong, and Refinable, described as being domiciled in Hong Kong, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Avraham Eisenberg v. Numeris Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$12.7M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint for $12.7 million alleging the defendants "ran a global Ponzi scheme to fund a pump-and-dump scheme" involving blockchain technology in Avraham Eisenberg, described as "a Puerto Rican trader" v. Numeris Ltd., which appears to be domiciled in the Seychelles; Sasha Ivanov, described as "founder of the Waves blockchain protocol", and Does 1-10 at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

New World Holdings: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of New World Holdings (in Voluntary Liquidation), described as "a holding company for a range of investment management businesses including lnvictus Hyperion, lnvictus Asset Management Limited, lnvictus Alpha Limited and lnvictus Capital Financial Technologies SPC (and its segregated portfolios), all of which are involved with investing in cryptocurrency assets", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

HTC Trading Inc.: Directors

Director Details for HTC Trading Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on July 6th, 2022.

USA v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: $351K Crypto Seizure Application

Application for a Warrant to Seize cryptocurrency up to $351,000 that is believed to be the proceeds of fraud in USA v. Binance Holdings Limited, described as a cryptocurrency exchange with an address in Malta, at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Voyager Digital Holdings Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Voyager Digital Holdings Inc., of New York; Voyager Digital LLC, of New Jersey, and Voyager Digital Ltd., of Canada, which are part of a group comprising entities in Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Estonia, France, United Kingdom, and USA that operates "a cryptocurrency brokerage" that is "facing a short-term 'run on the bank' due to the downturn in the cryptocurrency industry generally and the default of a significant loan made to a third party", which was identified as British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based "cryptocurrency hedge fund" Three Arrows Capital Ltd., filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mark Young v. Solana Labs Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving cryptocurrency in Mark Young v. Solana Labs Inc., The Solana Foundation, Anatoly Yakovenko, Multicoin Capital Management LLC, Kyle Samani, and FalconX LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BitMEX v. Nexo Capital Inc. et al: Judgment (‘880 Bitcoin Dispute’)

Judgment regarding ownership of "approximately 880 bitcoin, equivalent to approximately £30 million at current prices" in HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, operator of "a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform" v. Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Georgi Shulev, of Bulgaria, described as "co-founder of the Nexo group", and at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., described as "an investment firm incorporated in the BVI with a focus on trading cryptocurrency and other digital assets that was reported to have over $3 billion of assets under management as of April 2022", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Guang Huang v. Jingjing Zhou et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fund Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in Guang Huang, a resident of Hong Kong, individually, and derivatively on behalf of BBShares Capital Management Limited, a Cayman Islands-domiciled "crypto asset management firm" v. Jingjing Zhou and Hongtao Jason Qiao at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

SEC v. EmpiresX et al: Complaint (‘$40M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "an illegal offering fraud scheme" in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida v. Empires Consulting Corp., d.b.a. EmpiresX; Emerson Sousa Pires, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil; Flavio Mendes Gonçalves, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, and Joshua David Nicholas, described as a resident of Stuart, Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFTC v. Mirror Trading International Pty. Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$1.7B Bitcoin Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "an international fraudulent multi-level marketing scheme" that received "at least 29,421 Bitcoin - with a value of over $1,733,838,372" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited and Cornelius, of South Africa, Johannes Steynberg, described as a citizen of South Africa who "was recently detained in the Federative Republic of Brazil on an INTERPOL arrest warrant", at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Grayscale Investments LLC v. SEC: Petition for Review (‘Grayscale Bitcoin Trust’)

Petition for Review of a decision "Disapproving a Proposed Rule Change ... to List and Trade Shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust" in Grayscale Investments LLC, described as "the world's largest digital currency asset manager and the sponsor of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust" v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Chryskylodon LLC v. Markus Schneider et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency mining-based investment fraud in Chryskylodon LLC, of Wyoming v. Markus Schneider, Arastra AG, described as a Swiss company based in New York; Petawatt Holdings Inc., described as a Wyoming company based in New York, and Swiss Picturebank (Group) AG, described as a Swiss company based in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.
Invictus Capital

$135M offshore crypto fund group Invictus Capital suspends redemptions, attempts to re-organize

Citing exposure to the UST stablecoin and Celsius Network 'bank', crypto fund operator Invictus Capital, which was set up by South Africans and claims to have more than $135 million under management in investment funds in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, has suspended redemptions and is attempting to re-organize under the oversight of voluntary liquidators appointed for its Cayman parent company.

Mek Global Ltd. et al: C$2M Fine (‘Unregistered Crypto Investment Activity’)

Reasons and Decision in the matter of Mek Global Limited. of the Seychelles, and PhoenixFin Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, collectively known as KuCoin, which "sold crypto contracts and crypto futures contracts through their global online crypto asset trading platform", before the Ontario Securities Commission.

Invictus Hyperion: Directors

Director Details for Invictus Hyperion, obtained from the Cayman Islands Corporate Registry on June 20th, 2022.

Nick Patterson v. Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Nick Patterson v. TerraForm Labs Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Jump Crypto, Jump Trading LLC, Republic Capital, Republic Maximal LLC, Tribe Capital, DeFinance Capital/Definance Technologies Oy, GSR Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Three Arrows Capital Ptd Ltd., of Singapore; Nicholas Platias and Do Kwon, of South Korea, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Keith Johnson v. Elon Musk et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Dogecoin fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants are "engaged in a Crypto Pyramid Scheme (aka Ponzi scheme) by way of Dogecoin cryptocurrency" in Keith Johnson v. Elon Musk, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., d.b.a. SpaceX, and Tesla Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

William Laggner et al v. Uphold Ltd.: Winding Up Petition (2022)

Winding Up Petition in William Laggner, of Dallas, Texas; Bearing Ventures LLC, of Delaware; West End Capital II LLC, of New York, NY; Charles Simmons, of Houston, Texas; Peter Kearns, of Princeton, New Jersey, and Michael Zaitsev, of New York, NY, v. Uphold Ltd., described as "a wallet blockchain platform that facilitates payments within and to the financial services industry", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Jeffrey Lockhart v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Terra Crypto’)

Class Action Complaint alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act regarding the cryptocurrency "stablecoin" known as Terra in Jeffrey Lockhart v. BAM Trading Services Inc., of Delaware, d.b.a. Binance US, described as "a crypto-asset exchange that operates a platform on which customers discover, research, buy, and sell digital assets", and Brian Schroder at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Netherlands: MetaMask (‘Crypto Theft’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from cryptocurrency wallet operator MetaMask - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for theft and unauthorized access to a computer".

Custodia Bank Inc. v. Federal Reserve Board of Governors et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging an "unlawful delay in processing an application critical to Custodia’s business" in Custodia Bank Inc., a Wyoming-based Special Purpose Depository Institution that specializes in digital assets v. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

IRA Financial Trust v. Gemini Trust Company LLC: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud, negligence, and defamation in IRA Financial Trust, described as "a leading provider of self-directed retirement accounts" v. Gemini Trust Company LLC, described as "a prominent crypto-asset exchange owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss that claims to have more than $30 billion of assets under management", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FXCH Ltd. v. Circle Internet Financial LLC et al: Complaint (‘$6M Crypto Claim’)

Complaint for $6 million regarding a crypto dispute in FXCH Ltd., described as "a member-based financial utility for Institutional Spot-FX Clearing" v. Circle Internet Financial LLC and Centre Consortium LLC, described as the operators of "a cryptocurrency platform" and "a so-called 'stablecoin'", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Germany: Jorg Peter Molt (‘Bitcoin Pension fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BitGo.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Jorg Peter Molt for a suspected cryptocurrency investment fraud known as 'Bitcoin Pension'.