Archive: department of justice
Crypto Regulations Are on the Horizon
By Vin Narayanan on December 14, 2022
I had planned on writing about startups today. A major scientific breakthrough in fusion happened this week. The implications for humanity and startups are astounding. But then two massive crypto stories broke, so startups (and fusion) will have to wait. Bahamian authorities arrested disgraced FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried on Monday after the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York shared a sealed indictment (that included…
DOJ Gives Bitcoin Investors an Unexpected Assist
By Vin Narayanan on February 25, 2022
The Department of Justice gave bitcoin investors an unexpected assist earlier this month. On February 8, the DOJ announced that it had seized more than 94,000 bitcoins that were allegedly stolen when Bitfinex was hacked in 2016. The DOJ also announced…
The Rise of Financial Censorship
By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2022
A good friend of mine recently bought a house in Florida. To secure the best rate, he pledged his stock portfolio as collateral. But he encountered a problem when he went to get a loan from his bank, Wells Fargo. He owns marijuana stocks.
News Fix: Bitcoin Headwinds Are Not Slowing Down Mining IPO
By Vin Narayanan on May 26, 2018
This week’s News Fix takes a look at the Department of Justice probing into bitcoin pricing, Coincheck delisting some altcoins to comply with regulations, a bitcoin mining company seeking a $2 billion IPO and more.