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US finance watchdog warns investors: 'Beware virtual currency pump-and-dump schemes'

The scam is the same one used by Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the CFTC said: "Pump-and-dump schemes have been around long before virtual currencies and digital tokens ... read more

How To Avoid Crypto, Bitcoin `Pump and Dump’ Scams

Here’s the CFTC’s description: — “Historically, they were the domain of “boiler room” frauds that aggressively peddled ... pour millions of dollars into a small, lesser known virtual currency or coin. ... read more

Pump and Dump in Crypto: Cases, Measures, Warnings

Pump and dump schemes were often organized by “Boiler Rooms ... (CFTC) has become wary that pump and dump schemes could even sway professional investors into taking on an amount of risk that they did ... read more

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International Financial Law Prof Blog

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC ... "Pump-and-dump schemes long pre-date the invention of virtual currencies, and typically conjure the image of penny stock boiler rooms, but customers ... read more


Insight: MF Global puts harsh light on self-regulation

Now, this self-policing arrangement is prompting ... For instance, when the CFTC in 2003 went after a futures trader allegedly operating a foreign currency boiler room, a court told the agency it had ... read more

New Documentary Takes Herbalife 'Fraud Thesis' To Main Street In Gripping Drama And Living Color

They include Wolf of Wall Street, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Boiler Room, Madoff ... pyramid scheme when disguised as a "sales" business with commodity products serving as transfer currency ... read more

John McAfee Charges $105,000 Per Tweet to Promote Cryptocurrency Startups

Experts warn the virtual currency market remains largely unregulated in the U.S. Regulators, including the Commodities Futures Trading Commission ... and typically conjure the image of penny stock boi... read more

Acquiring: The Feds’ Underwriting Crackdown

“It’s heightened federal scrutiny, heightened government scrutiny because we were not effectively self-policing,” says Deana Rich of ... by online marketing,” he says. Telemarketing boiler rooms selli... read more

Winklevoss twins pitch plan to regulate digital money

A virtual currency policing body proposed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss was welcomed by US Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Brian Quintenz. "We believe adding an additional layer of overs... read more

Cryptocurrency exchanges form self-regulatory group

The Virtual Commodity Association, announced Monday ... “This is the first of many steps in policing the digital asset markets and answering the call of regulators,” Yusuf Hussain, Gemini’s head of ri... read more



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