Bitfinex

Aaron Leibowitz et al v. Tether et al: Disclosure Order

Order that the Bitfinex/Tether defendants produce financial records that "relate to the backing of USDT" in Aaron Leibowitz et al et al v. BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Bittrex, Inc., Crypto Capital Corp., Giancarlo Devasini, DigFinex Inc., Reginald Fowler, Global Trade Solutions AG, Poloniex, LLC, Philip G. Potter, Tether Holdings Limited, Tether International Limited, Tether Limited, Tether Operations Limited, iFinex Inc., and Ludovicus Jan van der Velde at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Ephraim Atwal v. Bitfinex: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $670,000 alleging conversion, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence involving the alleged theft of cryptocurrency known as EOS in Ephraim Atawl v. iFinex Inc. , BXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., all described as British Virgin Islands companies based in Hong Kong that operate "Bitfinex, an online platform for exchanging and trading cryptocurrency", at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

USA v. Ilya Lichtenstein et al: Criminal Complaint (‘$4.5B Stolen Crypto’)

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiring to defraud the United States involving Bitcoin currently "valued at over $4.5 billion" that was allegedly stolen in a 2016 hack of Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange operated by a British Virgin Islands-domiciled firm in USA v. Ilya Lichtenstein, described as "a Russian-U.S. national residing in New York", and his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan.

Matthew Anderson et al v. Bitfinex et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands and collectively doing business as Bitfinex, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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BVI crypto firms Tether and Bitfinex fined $42.5M by US regulator

British Virgin Islands-domiciled crypto 'stablecoin' group Tether has been fined $41 million for fraud by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which also fined BVI crypto exchange Bitfinex $1.5 million for unlicensed activity and other offenses.

Tether Holdings Ltd. et al: $41M Fine

Administrative Order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a fine of $41 million on Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong, for alleged fraud with its "virtual currency stablecoin".

Bitfinex: $1.5M Fine

Administrative Order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a fine of $1.5 million on iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands, a crypto group collectively doing business as Bitfinex, for regulatory breaches.

Tether & Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Opinion & Order on Motions to Dismiss

Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' motions to dismiss a class action complaint known as "Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation" in which "a group of individual investors who purchased cryptocommodities - a class of crypto-assets that includes bitcoin - detailed a wide-ranging conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of those cryptocommodities" by entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, and USA in Pinchas Goldshtein et al v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., Giancarlo Devasini, Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, Philip Potter, Reginald Fowler, Crypto Capital Corp., Bittrex, Inc., and Poloniex, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bitfinex et al v. State of New York et al: Petition

Petition "to maintain certain information as exempt from FOIL disclosure relating to a settlement with OAG in February 2021" by iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., both of the British Virgin Islands, doing business as Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange; Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong, collectively the provider of digital tokens v. State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, and Kathryn Sheingold, as Freedom of Information Law Appeals Officer, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

Bitfinex & Tether to pay $18.5M to settle criminal investigation

Seven cryptocurrency firms, six of which are domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, including Bitfinex and Tether, have agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a criminal investigation by the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James.

Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Bitfinex et al’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint

Motion to Dismiss Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint styled as 'Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation' by 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, in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc. et al: Notice of Entry

Notice of Entry regarding "a true and correct copy of the Decision and Order entered in the Clerk's Office of the Appellate Division, First Department, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on July 9, 2020" in a case that "raises important issues about the scope of the authority of petitioner, the Attorney General of the State of New York, to investigate fraud under the Martin Act" in New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., and Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of Hong Kong, regarding a criminal investigation involving cryptocurrencies, filed at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc. et al: Decision & Order on Motion

Decision and Order on Motion for Injunction/Restraining Order in New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., and Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of Hong Kong, regarding a criminal investigation involving cryptocurrencies, filed at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

iFinex Inc. v. Enterprise Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which operates a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex, to take discovery from Enterprise Bank & Trust "for use in proceedings in foreign tribunals in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" involving alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

iFinex Inc. v. Rhon Monroe: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which "operates a leading global virtual currency platform operating under the brand and trade name of Bitfinex", to take discovery from Rondell 'Rhon' Clyde Monroe "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" as part of an attempt "to recover approximately $880,000,000 of funds which it had entrusted to an entity named Global Trade Solutions AG, doing business as 'Crypto Capital'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Matthew Script et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

Consolidated Class Action Amended Complaint alleging "a sophisticated scheme to fraudulently inflate the price of cryptocurrencies ..., causing the price of these cryptocommodities to spike far above their legitimate value in the largest bubble in human history, and ultimately resulting in billions of dollars of damage to innocent cryptocommodity purchasers" in Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz, and Pinchas Goldshtein v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Philip G. Potter, of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, described as a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, of Arizona; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama; Bittrex, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Seattle, Washington, and Poloniex, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Boston, Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

iFinex Inc. v. Arizona Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based cryptocurrency exchange operator, to take discovery from Arizona Bank & Trust "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" in which iFinex "seeks to recover approximately $880,000,000" that was allegedly misappropriated by Global Trade Solutions AG, d.b.a. Crypto Capital, of Switzerland, and related parties, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

iFinex Inc. v. Bank of Colorado: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based cryptocurrency exchange operator, to take discovery from Pinnacle Bancorp, d.b.a. Bank of Colorado, "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" in which iFinex "seeks to recover approximately $880,000,000" that was allegedly misappropriated by Global Trade Solutions AG, d.b.a. Crypto Capital, of Switzerland, and related parties, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

iFinex Inc. v. SunTrust Bank: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., d.b.a. Bitfinex, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based cryptocurrency exchange operator, to take discovery from SunTrust Bank "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" in which iFinex "seeks to recover approximately $880,000,000" that was allegedly misappropriated by Global Trade Solutions AG, d.b.a. Crypto Capital, of Switzerland, and related parties Application, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

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

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.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (New York)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Eric Young, of Pennsylvania; Adam Kurtz, of New York, and David Crystal, of Florida 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. Editor's Note: This is a re-filing of a class action complaint that was first filed at federal court in Seattle, Washington on November 22nd, 2019 and voluntarily dismissed on January 7th, 2020.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (Seattle)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Eric Young, a resident of Pennsylvania, and Adam Kurtz, a resident of New York v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Tether Holdings Ltd.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for Tether Holdings Limited, which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

iFinex Inc.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for iFinex Inc., which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

Tether Operations Ltd.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for Tether Operations Limited, which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

Tether International Ltd.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for Tether International Limited, which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

BFXNA Inc.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for BFXNA Inc., which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

BFXWW Inc.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for BFXWW Inc., which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

DigFinex Inc.: BVI Search Report

British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs Search Report for DigFinex Inc., which has been accused of participation in a multi-billion dollar fraud involving cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

iFinex Inc. v. Rondell Monroe: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Rondell Clyde Monroe, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Citibank: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Spiral Global Trade Solutions AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Spiral Global Trade Solutions AG, a cryptocurrency firm whose directors, according to corporate filings in Switzerland, have included Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States, and Frank Jörg Hakenjos, of Switzerland, and which is suspected of involvement in the alleged disappearance of $850 million from Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange that is owned by British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based iFinex Inc.

New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc. et al: Application

Ex Parte Application for Relief pursuant to General Business Law in New York Attorney General v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., and Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of Hong Kong, regarding a criminal investigation into Bitfinex and Tether, filed at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

iFinex Inc. et al v. Wells Fargo Bank et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging intentional interference with contractual relations in iFinex Inc., British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Taiwan-based operator of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency platform; BFXNA Inc., of the BVI; BFXWW Inc., of the BVI, and Tether Limited, domiciled in Hong Kong, based in Taiwan v. Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank NA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

iFinex Inc. et al v. Wells Fargo Bank et al: TRO Application

Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order in iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., and Tether Limited v. Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank NA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.