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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions of Dollars in Illicit Crypto Earnings

A man has been sentenced in San Diego, California, for conspiring to sell drugs over dark web markets for cryptocurrencies.…

Judge Blasts Craig Wright’s Evidence, ‘Inconsistent’ Testimony in Kleiman Trial

US Judge Beth Bloom has denied a request by Craig Wright to scuttle a lawsuit filed against him because of…

New IRS Warning Letters Target Crypto Investors Who Misreported Trades

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending another round of warning letters to cryptocurrency users, this time to taxpayers…

Blockchain Firm Settles With SEC Over Unregistered $6.3 Million SAFT

A healthcare-focused blockchain firm has settled charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its 2017 ICO. The…

UK Advertising Watchdog Upholds Complaints Against BitMEX Bitcoin Promotion

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints over a bitcoin ad placed by crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX (HDR…

SEC Guidance Gives Ammo to Lawsuit Claiming XRP Is Unregistered Security

The Takeaway: A new amended complaint against Ripple draws on the SEC’s framework for digital assets to outline how XRP…

WATCH: Ted Livingston Discusses Kik’s Response to the SEC

[embedded content] Messaging platform Kik Interactive is facing off with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its 2017 Kin…

Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are…

Australian Police Charge 5 Over $1.8 Million Cryptocurrency Scam

Five people have been charged in Australia over a cold-call cryptocurrency investment fraud. After an investigation by the Financial and Cyber…

Man Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller to Tribunal Over Electricity Bill and Wins

A Malta-based bitcoin miner has taken action after getting a shock when he received his electricity bill. As reported by…

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