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Thai Authorities Slap Mastermind of $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud with Deadline

The prime suspect in Thailand’s multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud case now only has a few days to make plans for his surrender or else efforts to extradite him will kick off. Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division has given Prinya Jaravijit, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the fraudulent scheme in which a Finnish investor named Aarni Otava Saarimaa lost ...

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OKEx Founder Released from Custody and Denies Fraud

Yesterday, it was announced that OKEx founder Star Xu had been taken into police custody for fraud allegations. If no substantial evidence was found, Xu would be released from custody in a 24-hour period. According to local news reports, Xu has been released and isn’t pleased. OKEx Founder Strikes Back “I have no fictional facts, concealing the truth and defrauding ...

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FINRA Charges Broker With Fraud for Trading Unregistered Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre, charging him with securities fraud and the illegal distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency, according to a statement released on FINRA’s website Tuesday, September 11. In the complaint, FINRA, overseen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), states that Massachusetts-based Ayre tried to lure investment ...

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OKEx, OKCoin Founder Star Xu Questioned in Shanghai Fraud Case

Shanghai police have taken OKEx founder and OKCoin CEO Star Xu into custody for voluntary questioning in relation to fraud alleged to have taken place in a relatively obscure crypto project called WFEEcoin. Local media reports that Xu’s possible connection to the project is being investigated. While Xu is allegedly a WFEE shareholder, he denies that his Shanghai company is ...

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A New Precedent: FINRA Charges Crypto Founder With Securities Fraud

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a non-profit watchdog for public brokerage firms in the U.S., has had its first run-in with the cryptocurrency industry. The self-regulatory organization is filing a complaint against a Massachusetts man for “the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin.” Timothy Tilton Ayre, FINRA alleges, illegally associated sales in his publicly traded company, ...

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Founder of Crypto Exchange OKEx Allegedly Detained on Crypto Fraud Charges in China

Star Xu, the founder of exchange services provider OKCoin and the world’s second-largest crypto exchange OKEx, has allegedly been detained in China in relation to suspected digital currency fraud, local news outlet Sina News reports September 11. According to the news outlet, Xu is currently being held in the Shanghai Weifang Xincun police station, and will be released within 24 ...

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Thai Actor Maintains Innocence with $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud

The charges on famous Thai actor Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit and his sibling, Thanasit Jaravijit were heard earlier this week in court concerning an alleged bitcoin fraud worth nearly a billion baht (about $24 million), according to a local news outlet. The popular soap actor showed up at court well ahead of schedule but tried to avoid reporters who kept asking about ...

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