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Coinbase Must Face Buyers’ Negligence Claims Over ‘Hasty’ Launch of Its Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase Inc. must face a negligence lawsuit for allegedly botching the launch of its digital currency bitcoin cash, or BCH, through an apparent “incompetence born of haste,” a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco threw out …

Canada Eyes Regulation of Crypto-Trading Platforms Amid Ongoing Quadriga Scandal

Canada is moving to overhaul its securities regulations to cover crypto trading platforms such as Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., a digital exchange that lost access to C$260 million ($195 million) of investor assets after the death of its founder. The …

Mystery of Quadriga’s Missing Cryptocurrencies Deepens as `Cold Wallets’ Found Empty

When Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. founder Gerald Cotten died, account holders feared the encrypted access keys needed to recover C$190 million ($143 million) of cryptocurrencies held by the exchange in offline storage could be lost forever. It looks now like …

Crypto Startup BitGo Offers Insurance Against Quadriga Cold-Wallet Debacle

While users of the troubled Quadriga CX cryptocurrency exchange remain unable to retrieve millions in funds, a startup backed by mainstream companies such as Goldman Sachs says they’re able to offer some protection. BitGo Inc., which provides custodian services on …

Quadriga’s Frozen Cryptocurrencies Highlight Canada’s Regulatory Vacuum

Canada’s biggest securities regulator said on Friday that it was looking into Quadriga CX, as concerns grow that a regulatory gap leaves investors in the digital platform unprotected against potential losses. The statement comes a day after British Columbia Securities …

Judge Pauses Lawsuits Against Crypto Exchange as It Hunts for Missing Password

A cryptocurrency platform that lost access to millions of dollars when its founder died with sole knowledge of company passwords has been granted a temporary reprieve from creditor lawsuits. Halifax judge Michael Wood on Tuesday [Feb. 5] ordered a 30-day …

Crypto Exchange Founder Dies, Along with Sole Password to Access $200M

Digital-asset exchange Quadriga CX has a $200 million problem with no obvious solution — just the latest cautionary tale in the unregulated world of cryptocurrencies. The online startup can’t retrieve about C$190 million ($145 million) in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether and …

Coordinated Global Regulation of Cryptocurrencies Needed: Circle CEO

Major economies should launch coordinated regulation of cryptocurrencies, the head of Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle said on Monday, underscoring growing industry support for international rules on digital money. “Ultimately there needs to be normalization at the G20 level of critical …

Interest in Crypto Insurance Grows, Despite High Premiums, Broad Exclusions

In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …

Bitcoins Worth $3M Stolen from India’s Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Coinsecure

One of India’s biggest cryptocurrency trading platforms has lost about 438 Bitcoins worth some 190 million rupees ($3 million), allegedly due to a rogue employee. An official at Delhi-based Coinsecure was extracting Bitcoin to distribute to customers and he claims …