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Digital Courts Trial Decentralized Justice, Real World Weighs Verdict

Analysis Imagine a future where conflicts and legal disputes are no longer settled between the four walls of a courtroom but by anonymous jurors of a blockchain network. The concept seems far-fetched, but it is already a reality as a result of some forward-thinking projects that are using the powe..

Kik Representative Will Give Deposition in SEC Case on Jan. 28

News The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested a deposition from a representative of Kik Interactive Inc. to provide detailed information about its operations since releasing native token Kin. Kik Interactive, the Canadian company behind the Kik messenger application, ha..

Greece Extradites Alleged Launderer of $4B BTC Alexander Vinnik to France

News Greece’s Council of State ruled for the extradition to France of former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik. English-language local news outlet Greek Reporter reported on the court’s decision on Jan. 23. Yesterday, Russian news agency TASS rep..

Blockvest Saved from Default Judgement in Fraud Case

News Blockvest, which is currently embroiled in a dangerous lawsuit with the SEC, obtained a small victory in a similar case filed by an elderly couple. However, the Jan. 21 court filing suggests that this is based on a legal technicality. The case against Blockvest was filed by Tommy and Christin..

SEC Calls Out Status of Telegram’s TON, Doubting Development

News In the latest from U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing lawsuit against Telegram for its offering of Gram tokens, the commission bashes the messaging service’s blockchain and related token. In a lengthy filing with the court of the Southern District of New York the SEC respon..

Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

News The Blockchain Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in response to litigation against Telegram initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Blockchain Association, a collective of advocates involved with the blockchain industry, filed an amicus curiae b..

Digital Chamber of Commerce Weighs In on Telegram Legal Battle With SEC

News The Chamber of Digital Commerce has filed an amicus brief in the ongoing court case between encrypted messenger service Telegram and the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Filed on Jan. 21, the document was authored by Lilya Tessler, a partner and the New York head of Sidley ..

Tether Claims to Be Okay With Merger of Class-Action Lawsuits Against It

News Currently facing multiple lawsuits, cryptocurrency stablecoin issuer Tether (USDT) received a request from prosecutors asking for consolidation, combining three lawsuits into one, which Tether has not denied. “We did not oppose the plaintiffs’ requests to combine these frivolous claims, origi..

Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

News Telegram CEO Pavel Durov gave a deposition regarding the company’s alleged violation of United States securities law by conducting $1.7 billion Gram token sale in 2018. In line with a relevant court order, the deposition was held on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 before a court reporter designated by the ..

Three Days From Hearings Before India’s Supreme Court on Crypto Ban

Recap The Supreme Court of India has wrapped up the first three days in a hearing on a landmark case brought against the country’s central bank against its ban on banks’ dealings with cryptocurrency-related businesses. From Jan. 14 through 16, proceedings were focused on arguments presented by Ash..

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