John DeMarr, founder of B2G and StartOptions, paid actor Steven Seagal to promote that investing in his tokens would yield an 8,000% return on investment.
BitMEX's active user base is now 100% KYC verified. After the exchange was sued by the CFTC and DOJ it has taken steps to become compliant.
The Department of Justice has seized over $1 billion in BTC, BSV, BCH, and BTG in relation to a silk road hack that took place in 2013.
BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes as well as other BitMEX executives have stepped down from their position at the exchange and its holding company.
A Russian digital currency exchange operator has pleaded guilty to his role in the operation of a credit card theft ring that led to over $2.2 billion losses.
15 people have pleaded guilty to operating fake online auctions on Craigslist, eBay etc. where they posted non-existent goods and stole from American victims.
The DoJ has charged a student at the University of California with stealing digital currencies through a SIM swap scheme that targeted over 19 victims in different states.
The U.S. DoJ is seeking traders who were registered users of CoinGather digital currency exchange to give them back their tokens. It was seized in March 2018.
The U.S DoJ has arrested two men who are alleged to have conducted a crypto scam that defrauded over 90 investors, among them players in Major League Baseball.
Patrick McDonnell, the founder of CabbageTech crypto scam has been sentenced to 33 months in prison and a $fine for deceptive business practices.
The week witnessed a number of legal actions against blockchain and crypto criminals, led by the DoJ. IBM, Telefonica and Spain’s CaixaBank led the adoption of blockchain.