LA Woman to Face Sentence For Illegal BTC Trade

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Theresa Tetley's business 'fueled a black-market financial system'
12 June 2018   1791

A 50-year-old resident of Los Angeles is accused of illegal provision of financial services, since she traded cryptocurrency without the necessary license, thereby violating federal law. The prosecutor's office insists on imprisonment of Theresa Tetley for up to 30 months, NBC Los Angeles reportes.

In the period from 2014 to 2017, the cryptotrader under the nickname Bitcoin Maven was active in LocalBitcoins, earning about $ 300,000 on bitcoin annually. During this time, she carried out transactions in the amount of $ 6 million to $ 9.5 million.

According to the prosecutor's office, Tetley's business, which went beyond the regulated banking industry, fueled the black market of the central district of California.

The prosecution party also insists on confiscating 40 bitcoins, $ 292,264 and 25 gold bullion seized by law enforcement officers in March.

The verdict against Tetley, who had previously confessed her guilt, was due on Monday, but was postponed indefinitely.

Lightning Labs to Raise $10M

As reported, the raised funds will be allocated to enforce the team with developers and commercial speciaslists
06 February 2020   301

Lightning Labs attracted $ 10 million investment during the A-series financing round, and also introduced a beta version of its payment service for outlets that work with bitcoin.

If bitcoin is going to reach its potential as a viable global currency, it’s going to need to scale beyond the base layer. Similar to how Visa relieves banks from handling all fiat currency traffic, Lightning relieves the base bitcoin chain from handing all transactions, thus bring more speed and fee efficiency to the network.


Brian Murray

Managing Director at Craft Ventures

With the help of the raised funds, the company intends to hire more developers and commercial specialists, so that it will be able to convey the applied solutions to users. In 2018, Lightning Labs unveiled a beta version of its LND scaling solution and received $ 2.5 million investment from several investors, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee.

Now a beta version of the new Lightning Loop service has been launched, with the help of which outlets can more effectively manage payment channels and maintain liquidity in them. Several customers have already become interested in this tool, including the developer of the Fold shopping application, which processed approximately 1,600 transactions through the Lightning Network during the holidays in 2019.

We’re growing fast and Lightning Labs’ loop service makes it simple to manage our lightning node’s liquidity, letting our team focus on building out great user experiences that bring lightning to the world.


Will Reeves


According to Lightning Labs, this year the company will be developing tools for working with larger payment channels. We are talking about both individual channels, which individually can hold more than $ 1,500, and multidirectional ones, which break down payments into smaller parts.