Mt. Gox' Trustee to Ask Info On BTC-e's Vinnik

It is assumed that Alexandr Vinnik was related to the BTC-e (WEX) exchange; he is suspected in laundering $4B
02 October 2019   302

The trustee of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox Nobuaki Kobayashi turned to the US Department of Justice for information about the Russian Alexander Vinnik, who is suspected of laundering at least $ 4 billion through the BTC-e exchange. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Back in July 2017, WizSec researchers came to the conclusion that Vinnik was directly involved in the theft of funds from Mt.Gox and their further laundering.

The US Department of Justice is also convinced that of the 850 thousand bitcoins stolen in 2014 with Mt.Gox, more than 300 thousand were transferred to BTC-related wallets.

This summer, the department filed a lawsuit against Alexander Vinnik, whose extradition Washington is seeking from Greece, and the MTC demanding to reimburse $ 100 million for violating the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Law.

In addition, according to media reports, on October 1, a meeting of Mt.Gox lenders took place. According to documents published by Nobuaki Kobayashi’s office, as of the end of September, the exchange had 141.686 military-technical exchanges and 142.846 VSN.

The rehabilitation plan should be submitted by October 28th. However, the trustee noted that the deadlines could be postponed due to the large number of applications from creditors.

ETH May Become Security After POS Migration,- CFTC

At the moment, according to the head of CFTC, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security, but it may change 
14 November 2019   142

The head of the Commission for derivatives trading (CFTC) Heath Tarbert expressed the opinion that cryptocurrencies involved in the cryptocurrency using the Proof-of-Stake algorithm can be considered as securities. It is reported by Decrypt.

Earlier, the head of the CFTC said that in its current form, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security. However, I am sure Tarbert, over time, the status of an asset may change. For example, a security can become a commodity and vice versa.

We are thinking carefully about it.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The popular Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm involves the use of “stake” as a resource that determines which particular node receives the right to mine the next block. Higher chances to generate the next block are received by the node with greater balance.

Recently, staking services that promise customers a return on investment in PoS assets have become popular. According to some experts, these services could potentially violate the provisions of the Howie test, such as having a joint venture, as well as an investment contract involving two parties.

At the same time, Tarbert spoke out against an aggressive approach to regulating cryptocurrencies, which could suppress innovation and hinder the strengthening of the US position in the innovation sphere.

Clarity and consistency is the first step to leadership.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Earlier, Heath Tarbert expressed the view that regulated futures based on Ethereum will soon appear on the market.