• 11 crypto firms sued illegal ICOs
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Crypto faces ‘The man who took on Wall Street’

    On the day before the statute of limitations expired, the lawyer who extracted $25 billion from banks over the subprime mortgage crisis sued 11 cryptocurrency firms for holding illegal ICOs

    Eleven cryptocurrency issuers and exchanges including Tron, Block.one, and Binance were hit with class action lawsuits last week for holding or supporting initial coin offerings. Ominously, they were filed by a group of lawyers led by Philippe Selendy, who the Financial Times called “The man who took on Wall Street” after he forced 16 major banks including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase to pay $25 billion for their part in the subprime mortgage crisis that sparked the Great Recession of 2007.

  • NYU Prof. Nouriel Roubini and BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, as they appeared in a digital flyer (via BitMEX).
    Cryptocurrencies,  United States

    Report: CFTC investigating BitMEX for trading violations

    Potential suit comes days after CEO Arthur Hayes tangled with NYU professor and cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini

    On Tuesday, NYU Professor and prominent cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini penned a column titled “The Great Crypto Heist,” in which he savaged a frequent target, cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, as both corrupt and crooked.

  • Charts
    Cryptocurrencies

    CryptoCompare starts ranking good, bad, and ugly exchanges

    Top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges announced after grading after the data and indices provider studied more than 100 trading platforms worldwide

    Calling the cryptocurrency trading business ripe with fraud and manipulation, cryptocurrency data and indices provider CryptoCompare has begun rating the reliability of exchanges.

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    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Innovators,  Media,  United States

    Must-reads for Nov. 12, 2018: BitMEX pushes back, Galaxy’s lost in space, and CFTC punishes fraud

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    BitMEX CEO defends the billion-dollar crypto exchange: ‘We don’t trade against customers’ (Yahoo Finance UK) Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX, is countering allegations the world’s largest crypto futures exchange is trading against customers, giving preferential access to favored customers when servers go down, and makes money with its insurance fund (which appears as an asset on its balance sheet). He claims their trading desk is treated like any other customer, that BitMEX is working on its server problems, and that the insurance fund—which hasn’t been used in nearly two years—still serves to benefit its customers in times of volatility.   Execs are fleeing Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital as the firm…

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