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This post concerns a lawsuit brought by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The complaint alleges that, from approximately June 1, 2019 to approximately August 23, 2021, bZeroX, LLC (bZeroX) designed, deployed, marketed, and made solicitations concerning a blockchain-based software protocol that accepted orders for and facilitated margined and leveraged retail commodity transactions (functioning similarly to a trading platform). This protocol (the bZx Protocol) permitted users to contribute margin (collateral) to open leveraged positions…

The court in LCX AG v 1.274M US Dollar Coin et al, No. 156444/2022 (N.Y. Sup. Ct Aug, 22, 2022) stated that its decision was one of first impression. Plaintiff LCX is a virtual asset service provider in Liechtenstein. It alleged that approximately $8 million worth of virtual assets, all based on the Ethereum blockchain, were wrongfully taken on January 8, 2022. The case was initiated when the stolen funds, stored in Ethereum Wallets 0x29875…

For the first time in the UK, in D’Aloia v Persons Unknown, Binance Holdings Limited & Others, the High Court of England and Wales granted an order permitting the service of court documents via an NFT on the blockchain. In said order, the High Court also ruled that exchanges holding cryptoassets could be constructive trustees of the cryptoassets deposited within their infrastructure. The Case Mr D’Aloia, the Claimant, applied for an urgent interim proprietary injunction…