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BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

In October, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed enforcement actions against the entities and individuals that own and operate the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a trading platform for cryptocurrency derivatives. The CFTC alleges that since 2014 BitMEX has operated an unregistered trading platform

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US Government labels Virgil Griffith’s argument to dismiss sanctions charges ‘absurd’

Lawyers representing the United States government have filed a legal memo opposing the dismissal of charges for Virgil Griffith, a former Ethereum Foundation researcher accused of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK.According to court records filed Nov. 19 in the Southern District

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Virgil Griffith’s Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Sanctions Charges

Virgil Griffith’s lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. government’s charges that the Ethereum developer violated sanctions law by speaking at a North Korean cryptocurrency conference. The motion, filed by attorney Brian Klein, claims the government’s late-2019 indictment of Griffith doesn’t “specify any alleged overt facts,” and contains

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BitMEX Accelerates Mandatory ID Verification After Charges of Lax Anti-Money Laundering Controls

BitMEX, which has been charged by the U.S. government and a regulator with facilitating unregistered trading, has accelerated its mandate for all customers to verify their identities by Nov. 5, three months earlier than its original deadline of early February.Stronger identity verification requirements is an industry trend, said Ben Radclyffe,

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Blockchain Bites: FCA’s Crypto Crackdown, McAfee’s Charges, Ethereum’s Store of Value

CryptoX is preparing for the invest: ethereum economy virtual event on. Oct. 14 with a special series of newsletters focused on Ethereum’s past, present and future. Every day until the event the team behind Blockchain Bites will dive into an aspect of Ethereum that excites or confuses us.The Top Shelf news you subscribed to is down

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