Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Craig Wright Denied Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Billions in Bitcoin

A U.S. federal court has largely denied crypto entrepreneur and self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that he misappropriated billions of dollars’-worth of bitcoin from the estate of a former business partner. Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman on behalf of the estate of his brother, the late Dave Kleiman, a forensic… Read More »

Mining Firm Sues Bitcoin ABC Proponents for ‘Hijacking’ Bitcoin Cash

A new lawsuit alleges that proponents of Bitcoin Cash ABC – one of two competing iterations of the bitcoin cash cryptocurrency that split off during a hard fork last month – illegally manipulated the market, damaging investors as a result. Florida-based United Investment Corp. filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida claiming that Roger… Read More »

Amended Suit Against Coinbase Details Bitcoin Cash Insider Trading Claims

A new amended class action complaint has been filed against Coinbase, providing more detail on how insiders allegedly profited from the cryptocurrency exchange’s rollout of bitcoin cash last December. The document, filed Nov. 20 with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, outlines why the plaintiffs believe Coinbase “made false and deceptive statements” about its… Read More »

Victims Sue AT&T, T-Mobile Over ‘SIM Swap’ Crypto Hacks

Silver Miller. a cryptocurrency-focused law firm based in the U.S., says it has filed arbitration claims against AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of victims of “SIM swapping” cellphone hacks. Initiating the court actions on behalf of clients that have lost funds to criminals that used the increasingly common method of infiltrating mobile devices to access cryptocurrency wallets and two-factor… Read More »

Charlie Shrem Says He Never Owned Bitcoin Claimed Stolen By Winklevosses

Early bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem is pushing back against an accusation that he stole 5,000 bitcoin from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, according to recently-published court filings. In a document filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Shrem calls the Winklevoss brothers’ assertion that he stole 5,000 bitcoin “dead wrong,” while also… Read More »

Winklevoss Brothers Sue Charlie Shrem Over $32 Million in Bitcoin

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are reportedly suing early bitcoin investor and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem over thousands of bitcoin they allege he still owes them from a previous business deal. According to a report from The New York Times on Thursday, Shrem – who previously spent a year in prison for money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to… Read More »

Judge Issues Temporary Dismissal in Bitcoin Cash Lawsuit Against Coinbase

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Coinbase alleging the exchange hurt investors when it listed bitcoin cash by allowing insider trading. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, from the Northern District of California, dismissed a lawsuit filed by Arizona resident Jeffrey Berk against Coinbase, who claimed that the exchange allowed insiders to trade bitcoin cash… Read More »

New BitConnect Lawsuit Combines Previous Efforts Against Crypto Scam

Half a dozen lawsuits against the allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme BitConnect have now been combined into a single legal effort. According to court documents filed last Thursday, a new Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint has been initiated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The new class action – coming months following its shutdown… Read More »

ASX-Listed DigitalX Hit With Legal Action Over ICO Involvement

Shares in the publicly listed blockchain tech and consultancy firm DigitalX have slumped after it revealed it is facing a legal claim in an Australian court In an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Friday, the firm says it has been served with an Originating Application and Statement of Claim in the Australia’s Federal Court, which has… Read More »