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June 30, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against the clandestine founder of a purported Bitcoin platform and a chain of co-working spaces located in former bars and restaurants, alleging that he bilked investors in both companies while hiding his connection given his checkered past with regulators in the U.K.  The SEC alleges that Renwick Haddow, a U.K. citizen living in New York, created a broker-dealer and did not register the firm with the SEC as required under the federal securities laws.  Haddow allegedly used sales representatives to cold call potential investors and sell securities in Bitcoin Store Inc. and Bar Works Inc. According to the SEC’s complaint, offering materials presented to investors in both companies touted the backgrounds of senior executives who do not appear to exist.  The materials also misrepresented other key facts about both companies’ operations.  Haddow allegedly diverted more than 80 percent of the in funds raised by the broker-dealer for the Bitcoin Store, and sent more than $4 million from the Bar Works bank accounts to one or more accounts in Mauritius and $1 million to one or more accounts in Morocco. SEC

June 2, 2016

The CFTC ordered Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange, BFXNA Inc. d/b/a Bitfinex to pay a $75,000 penalty for offering illegal off-exchange financed retail commodity transactions in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and for failing to register as a Futures Commission Merchant.  CFTC

December 1, 2015

The SEC charged “Bitcoin mining” companies GAW Miners andZenMiner, and their founder, Homero Joshua Garza, with conducting a Ponzi scheme to defraud investors.  Bitcoin “mining” means to apply computer power to complex equations that verify a group of transactions in a virtual currency.  The first computer to solve an equation is awarded new units of the virtual currency.  The SEC’s complaint alleges that Garza, through GAW Miners and Zen Miners, purported to offer shares of a digital Bitcoin mining operation.  In reality, the companies did not own enough computer power for the mining it promised to conduct.  Therefore, most investors paid for a share of computing power that never existed.  Returns paid to some investors came from proceeds generated from sales to other investors.  SEC

Even the Mysterious Must Face the Taxman: Australian Authorities Raid Home of Suspected Founder of Bitcoin

Posted  12/10/15
By Tim McCormack On December 9, police in Australia raided the home of a man suspected of being the elusive and previously anonymous creator of digital currency Bitcoin.  Launched in 2009 by an anonymous programmer known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin has since grown exponentially.  Indeed, “[a]s it’s been adopted for everything from international money transfers to online narcotrafficking, the...
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