Binance

USA v. 1.1 Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (Patel Ankitbhai Ramanbhai)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged proceeds of fraud in USA v. 1.10387626 Bitcoin seized from an account at Binance crypto exchange controlled by Patel Ankitbhai Ramanbhai, of India, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin et al: Forfeiture Complaint (Avinash Pal)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Avinash Pal in USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin and 38,616.40303284 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether: Forfeiture Complaint (Manprett Singh)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet in the name of Manprett Singh at Binance crypto exchange "by agents with the United States Secret Service during an investigation into in USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud Involving Efeoghene Oboghenemiepha’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of an alleged crypto fraud in USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum seized from an account at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Efeoghene Greatnes Oboghenemiepha, described as the holder of a Nigerian driver's license who appears to operate from Nigeria and South Africa, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

BSV Claims Ltd. v. Bittylicious Ltd. et al: Application (‘£9.9B Crypto Dispute’)

Notice of Application "for a collective proceedings order permitting it to act as the class representative bringing opt-out collective proceedings on behalf of UK based holders of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision against various cryptocurrency exchanges who it is contended colluded to de-list BSV in 2019" in BSV Claims Limited, of England v. Bittylicious Limited, of England; Payward Limited, of England; ShapeShift Global Limited, of England; Payward, Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of California, USA; ShapeShift AG, a Swiss company based in Denver, USA, and Binance Europe Services Limited, of Malta, at the United Kingdom's Competition Appeal Tribunal.
RiotX investment scam

U.S. seeks forfeiture of crypto from ‘$2M Asian ‘Pig Butchering’ RiotX scam’

The U.S. has filed a forfeiture complaint against crypto that allegedly came from a $2 million investment fraud committed by three citizens or residents of Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Singapore - Wing San Tse, Zin Ko Oo, and Shen Chee Kok - against a financial advisor in California and his family via an allegedly fraudulent investment platform called RiotX using an "emerging fraud" technique known as "Pig Butchering".

USA v. 503,349.86 Tether et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘$2M RiotX Crypto Investment Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the theft of more than $2 million in cryptocurrency by Zin Ko Oo [a 30-year-old citizen of Myanmar], Wing San Tse [a 33-year-old resident of Hong Kong], Shen Chee Kok [a 34-year-old citizen of Singapore], and potentially others through a wire fraud scheme affecting multiple victims" in USA v. Approximately 503,349.86 Tether, 1,379,999 Cardano, and 163,118 Binance USD formerly held in accounts at cryptocurrency exchange Binance at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

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.

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.

USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum digital currency in an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange that is believed to be the proceeds of a fraud against the operator of "an investment vehicle which invests in digital currencies, including Ethereum" who had an account at another cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Binance & EQONEX Ltd.: UK FCA Statement

Public Statement by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority regarding "recent statements made by EQONEX Limited and the Binance Group confirming that an entity called Bifinity will advance a US$36 million convertible loan to EQONEX".

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Brandon Ng & Cookie Choi’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi after a Temporary Asset Freeze Order against them was dismissed in a case in which they have been accused of stealing Bitcoin worth $80 million in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Transcript of ‘Motion to Dissolve Injunction’ Hearing

Transcript of evidentiary hearing on a motion by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi to dissolve an asset freeze injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Order Dissolving Injunction

Order dissolving freeze injunction against Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Kamil Kuklineski v. Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal of a Class Action Complaint alleging unjust enrichment and violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in Kamil Kuplineski, a resident of Illinois v. Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd., d.b.a. Binance, described as a cryptocurrency exchange that is domiciled in the British Virgin Islands after being "initially founded in China" before moving to Japan, then Malta, and denying it was domiciled in the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services, d.b.a. Binance US, described as a Delaware company based in San Francisco, and Jumio Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Freeze Application

Application for a Temporary Injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Robert Guarini v. Binance et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme that sought to, and ultimately did, steal $680,000 worth of cryptocurrency from Plaintiff" in Robert Guarini v. John Doe and Binance, of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Robert Guarini v. Binance et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme that sought to, and ultimately did, steal $680,000 worth of cryptocurrency from Plaintiff" in Robert Guarini v. John Doe and Binance, which is domiciled in the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Netherlands: Adam Attahir

Application by the USA to collect evidence from the "Paxful cryptocurrency exchange" - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "Dutch citizen Adam Attahir for fraud and possession of a technical tool designed for committing a crime".

Ryan Cox v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Ryan Cox v. CoinMarketCap OpCo LLC, described as Delaware company that operates "a coin ranking site"; Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd., d.b.a. Binance and Binance.com, described as the operator of "a cryptocurrency exchange"; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance.us; Changpeng Zhao, apparently a citizen of Canada and China; Catherine Coley, Yi He, and Ted Lin at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Binance: Criminal Complaint

News Release by Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission that it has filed a criminal complaint against Binance, described as "a digital asset exchange platform provider", for allegedly operating without a license.

Binance et al: CIMA Investigation

Public Statement by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that "Binance, the Binance Group and Binance Holdings Limited are not registered, licensed, regulated or otherwise authorised by the Authority to operate a crypto-currency exchange from or within the Cayman Islands" and that it is "currently investigating" whether "this group of companies has any activities operating in or from within the Cayman Islands which may fall within the scope of the Authority's regulatory oversight.

Briton Jonathan Ellis sues Binance and other crypto firms

British national Jonathan Ellis has filed a complaint in England against cryptocurrency firms domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Estonia, Lithuania, Seychelles, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, including cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

USA v. Tetiana Lukianiuk: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. "All Funds Previously Seized From Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands, in an account that "is registered to a 20-year-old Ukrainian national named Tetiana Lukianiuk" and is associated with an alleged extortion scheme against three unidentified U.S.-based companies involving ransomware known as NetWalker, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Zaif Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Zaif Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Ltd., a Cayman Islands company described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", and BAM Trading Services Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Cayman crypto exchange Binance sues Forbes for defamation

Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings is suing U.S.-based news provider Forbes and two of its reporters for defamation over a recent article headlined "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators".

Binance Holdings Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Binance Holdings Limited obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 19th, 2020.

Binance Holdings Ltd. v. Forbes Media LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging defamation regarding an article entitled "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators" that was published on October 29th, 2020 in Binance Holdings Limited, a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands v. Forbes Media LLC, Michael del Castillo, and Jason Brett at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands cryptocurrency exchange described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Eric Lee et al v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving digital tokens known as EOS, BNT, SNT, QSP, KNC, TRX, FUN, ICX, OMG, LEND, ELF, and CVC in Eric Lee and Chase Williams v. Binance, described as the Malta-domiciled "largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, with a market capitalization of $1.3 billion"; Changpeng Zhao, described as a resident of Taiwan; Yi He, described as a resident of Malta, and Roger Wang, described as a resident of Malta, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Steven Reynolds v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in Steven Cody Reynolds, a resident of Oregon described as "an experienced investor in cryptocurrencies" v. Binance Holdings Ltd., described as "a Cayman Islands limited company with headquarters in the Republic of Malta", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging computer hacking, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering involving "a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting users of Poloniex, Binance, and Gemini's digital currency exchanges" in USA v. Danil Potekhin and Dmitrii Karasavidi, both residents of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment alleging computer hacking, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering in USA v. Danil Potekhin and Dmitrii Karasavidi, both residents of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Blockchain firm LCX AG is ‘unlicensed’, warns Liechtenstein regulator

The financial regulator in Liechtenstein has warned that LCX AG, the "Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange" that describes itself as "A Blockchain Bank For The New Financial World", is not licensed to offer financial services. LCX is operated by Monty Metzger and lists Canadian blockchain proponent Don Tapscott and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales among its "Advisors".

USA v. Binance.com: Search Warrant Application

Application by the USA for a search warrant for a criminal investigation into suspected distribution of controlled substances and money laundering at Binance.com, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Binance (Bermuda) Ltd.: Registers of Members and D&O

Registers of Members and Directors & Officers of Binance (Bermuda) Ltd., as of August 17th, 2018, obtained by OffshoreAlert from the company's registered agent, Conyers Corporate Services (Bermuda) Limited, in 2018.
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