US Man Fined $1.1 Million, Sentenced to 15 Months for Fraudulent Bitcoin, Litecoin Schemes

U.S. citizen Joseph Kim of Phoenix, Arizona has been fined $1.1 million and sentenced to 15 months in jail for misappropriating Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) from several people, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reports Friday, Nov. 9. The CFTC found out that Kim defrauded his employer, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, transferring approximately $601,000 worth amount of BTC and LTC to his own accounts in 2017. When asked about missing cryptocurrencies, Kim falsely claimed that security issues made him transfer digital currencies to several accounts. Shortly after,…

Trader Jailed and Fined Over $1 Million for Bitcoin and Litecoin Fraud …

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a press release on Friday, November 9, 2018, stating that it had fined Arizona resident Joseph Kim for perpetrating a fraudulent cryptocurrency trading scheme against his former employer and other investors. The same day, a District Court in the Northern District of Illinois sentenced Kim to 15 months on wire fraud charges. Misappropriating Employer’s Funds According to the release, Kim had misappropriated his employer’s funds between September and November 2017. Kim, who was employed by a Chicago-based trading firm at the time,…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 12

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Nikolay Storonsky, CEO and co-founder of Revolut Ltd., a digital banking provider with a user base of two million, has said at the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, that large institutions are showing little interest in digital assets. Any new technology takes time…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 9

  The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. While many experts and investors view the current crypto bear market as a negative, economist Tyler Cowen, professor at George Mason University, believes that a crash is positive because it helps clean up the system. The dotcom bubble, though painful, wiped out the…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 7

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The sharp drop in Bitcoin’s volatility at a time when the volatility in the U.S. stock markets soared is a sign that cryptocurrencies have decoupled from equity markets. It has emerged as an independent asset class, buoyed by fundamentals. A recent report by Morgan…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, November 2

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The inflows to crypto investment firm Grayscale have topped $330 million year-to-date, which is the highest since the firm started operations five years ago. A breakdown of the investor profile shows that a major chunk of the money came from the institutions, which is…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 29

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Hackers stole 913 bitcoins from Canadian cryptocurrency exchange MapleChange. Though the exchange was small, repeated news of hacks are a major deterrent to the entry of institutional investors into the crypto industry. Responsible for managing large sums of money, traditional financial organizations are unwilling…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 26

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Regulations are a double-edged sword. If utilized correctly, they can infuse confidence among institutional investors but if implemented incorrectly, they can drive away investors. Using traditional methods to regulate a new asset class can lead to disaster. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has shown…

Litecoin (LTC/USD) Price Analysis: LTC Steady above $50

Price wise, LTCUSD is stable and still ranging/accumulating along $50. Though strong fundamentals are missing to back our bullish outlook and recommendation of short term buys with stops at $50, technical and favorable candlestick formation advises our upbeat forecast. Latest Litecoin News Thing is, Charlie Lee, the social-media active founder of the world’s seventh largest cryptocurrency, should be counting his victories. It all goes back to Mt Gox and his objective of working closely and even liaising with major world exchanges to offer support for Litecoin. Ever since MtGox announced…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 24

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The crypto markets have been consolidating in a small range for the past few weeks. Investors who are currently sitting on the sidelines avoid entering a range bound market, and the volumes have dropped. We expect buying to start after the prices break out…