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  • May 28, 2020

    Ripple Securities Suits Consolidated In Calif. Federal Court

    Two cases against Ripple Labs Inc. that allege the company engaged in an unregistered securities offering of the digital currency XRP were consolidated Thursday by a California federal judge aiming to avoid inconsistencies addressing the "novel and nuanced" questions at play.

  • May 28, 2020

    Blockchain Co. To Return $25.5M After Unregistered ICO

    A California blockchain services company agreed to a $29.3 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday for conducting a $25.5 million unregistered initial coin offering.

  • May 28, 2020

    Anonymous Bitcoin Investor Calls Purported Inventor A 'Liar'

    An anonymous online message calling self-styled bitcoin inventor Craig Wright a "liar and a fraud" for claiming to own 145 bitcoin accounts worth more than $64 million has been entered as evidence that Wright forged a list of his bitcoin holdings in a $10 billion ownership dispute.

  • May 28, 2020

    Damages Analysis Tossed From BNY Mellon RBMS Action

    A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday decided that a damages analysis is no longer admissible in a suit accusing Bank of New York Mellon of failing to protect investors in residential mortgage-backed securities.

  • May 28, 2020

    FINRA Hits Stifel For $3.6M In Year's Top Suitability Settlement

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has ordered broker-dealer Stifel Nicolaus & Co. to pay more than $3.6 million in the largest suitability settlement of 2020, claiming the broker-dealer did not adequately monitor the rollovers of certain customer investments and provided inaccurate information.

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