Silvergate Bank Aiding and Abetting Crypto Fraud Class Action

November 2022 exposed Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud and embezzlement involving his cryptocurrency exchange FTX and cryptocurrency hedge fund Alameda Research. But how was he able to dsitribute funds among FTX, Alameda, and himself? This class action brings suit against Silvergate Bank, its parent Silvergate Capital Corporation, and CEO Alan J. Lane, for aiding and abetting the  Read more

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SBF, FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange and Hedge Fund Failure Class Action

This class action, unusually, names five individuals and no companies as defendants, most likely because the companies involved in the associated events appear to have failed. The complaint brings suit against Samuel Bankman-Fried (SBF) and four others involved in his FTX cryptocurrency exchange and Alameda Research hedge fund, from which billions of dollars appear to  Read more

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VBit Reneges on Bitcoin Mining Agreements Class Action

Bitcoin mining can be profitable because it creates more Bitcoin. This class action sues VBit Technologies Corp., VBit Mining, LLC, Advanced Mining Group, and a group of individuals which purported to perform Bitcoin mining operations for individuals for a price. Instead, the complaint alleges they engaged in breach of contract, conversion, and fraud, as well  Read more

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Coinbase’s Role and the Nature of Cryptocurrency Class Action

What exactly are cryptocurrencies? The complaint for this class action argues that they are securities, because their purchasers are hoping for their value to increase. It brings suit against Coinbase Global, Inc. and Coinbase, Inc., with the inciting incident being the breaching of a Coinbase account and the theft of funds, but it also brings  Read more

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Coinbase Promotion of TerraUSD as Stablecoin Class Action

Coinbase is a marketplace for cryptocurrency, but the complaint for this class action claims it is also “a significant venture capital investor in [early phase] cryptocurrency companies and one of the largest financial backers of Terraform Labs.” Terraform created TerraUSD (UST), which was promoted as a “stablecoin,” but this complaint brings suit against Coinbase Global,  Read more

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LGB Token Sale of Unregistered Securities Class Action

This class action alleges that a new cryptocurrency (LGB tokens), based on the Let’s Go Brandon meme, actually consists of unregistered securities. It brings suit against a corporate defendant, known as Corporate Defendant Doe or LGBcoin and groups of individuals (the Executive Defendants, the Racing Defendants, and the Promoter Defendants). The complaint alleges they created  Read more

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BlockFi Crypto Interest Accounts Are Unregistered Securities, Says Class Action

This class action brings suit against a number of BlockFi entities—BlockFi, its parent BlockFI, Inc. (BFI), and affiliates BlockFi Trading, LLC and BlockFi Lending, LLC, for their BlockFi Interest Accounts or Crypto Interest Accounts (BIAs). The complaint alleges BIAs are unregistered securities that should have been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and  Read more

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SafeMoon Cryptocurrency “Pump and Dump” Class Action

The prospects for individuals cryptocurrencies are difficult for individuals to evaluate before they buy. The defendants in this class action brings are SafeMoon, LLC, related other SafeMoon companies, and two groups of individuals (the Executive Defendants and the Promoter Defendants), all connected to the SafeMoon token. The complaint alleges that these defendants used “misleading promotions  Read more

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EthereumMax Cryptocurrency Improper Promotions, Inflated Values Class Action

EthereumMax (EMax) is both a type of cryptocurrency and the name of the company that’s the first defendant in this class action. The complaint alleges that the company, three individuals it calls the executive defendants, and three celebrity promotors misled investors when promoting EMax in order to sell their own tokens at an inflated price.  Read more

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EthereumMax Celebrity Promotion and Token Sale Class Action

This class action concerns sales of EthereumMax (EMAX) tokens, alleging that executives made false or misleading statements to investors about EthereumMax and disguised their control over it and a significant portion of the EMAX tokens to mislead investors. The complaint brings suit against an unknown entity it calls “Corporate Defendant X,” three individual executive defendants  Read more

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