My Big Coin Suspected by CFTC in Fraud

According to the CFTC, My Big Coin illegally seized more than $ 6 million in the period from 2014 to 2018
25 January 2018   507

The Commodity Futures Exchange Commission filed lawsuits against two people and one company in connection with their participation in fraudulent crypto projects. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The Commission accused Randall Creter, Mark Gillespie and My Big Coin Pay, Inc. in the receipt of funds from customers and their subsequent transfer to their personal accounts. The defendants are said to have spent these funds "on personal expenses and the purchase of luxury goods."

According to the CFTC, the defendants illegally seized more than $ 6 million in the period from 2014 to 2018. Respondents are also accused of falsifying information about the project, including statements that the company was provided with a gold reserve, and its partner was MasterCard.

The My Big Coin website offers many crypto-currency services, including the ability to purchase, sell and mine the My Big Coin cryptocurrency. The site's blog has not been updated since June 2017.

As this case shows, the CFTC is actively policing the virtual currency markets and will vigorously enforce the anti-fraud provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act. In addition to harming customers, fraud in connection with virtual currencies inhibits potentially market-enhancing developments in this area.

James McDonald 

Enforcement director, CFTC

The lawsuit was filed January 16, along with two other lawsuits against cryptocurrency crooks.

Bakkt to be Launched in December

It is also reported that Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure
19 October 2018   67

The expected launch of the Bakkt will take place on December 12 of this year. It is reported by The Block, citing informed sources.

Also, the material states that the investment bank Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure. At the same time, the bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on a new platform.

In a recent Fortune interview with Bakkt, Kelly Lofler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of a revolution comparable in size to the one that occurred on the energy market in the early 2000s.

Greater institutional participation in the digital asset markets requires secure and regulated custody solutions. We are impressed by BitGo’s product, unique services, and the management team. We view our investment in BitGo as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evolution of this critical market infrastructure.

Rana Yared

Managing director, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group

Bakkt is a cryptocurrency unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. Giants such as Microsoft and Starbucks are taking part in creating of the new project, which is positioned as an “ecosystem for digital assets”.

The new platform will offer deliverable bitcoin futures to the market (unlike the settlement contracts for CBOE and CME, these are based on the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple fiat currencies.