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The CFTC is Policing Virtual Currency Boiler Rooms

Following a bench trial of a pro se defendant accused of running a virtual currency boiler room, the Eastern District of New York found in favor of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ... read more

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

CFTC Warns About Virtual Currency Pump-and-Dump Schemes

Deputy Director, Office of Customer Education and Outreach, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission The ... been around long before virtual currencies and digital tokens. Historically, they were the ... read more

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Pump & Dump Digital Currency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Warns Investors to Watch Out for These Scams

The CFTC says it has received complaints from customers who have lost money to pump-and-dump schemes, and the CFTC maintains general anti-fraud and manipulation enforcement authority over virtual ... read more


Wild ride shows that Bitcoin is a casino, not a currency

“There are foreign-exchange boiler-room ... Commodity Futures Trading Commission hasn’t taken any action against Bitcoin traders, but another government agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement ... read more

CFTC Prevails In Cryptocurrency Fraud Enforcement Action

In urging Judge Weinstein to approve the commission’s bid for final judgment, CFTC attorney Gates Hurand called McDonnell “a one-man boiler room” who engaged in ... or CabbageTech from trading in ... read more

Virtual currency scam leads to real penalties -- $1.1 million -- for Staten Island firm

"McDonnell's 'boiler room' scheme ... In January, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued the defendants in Brooklyn federal court accusing them of fraud and misappropriation in connection ... read more

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

Experts warn the virtual currency ... the CFTC’s director of public affairs, at the time. “Pump-and-dump schemes long pre-date the invention of virtual currencies, and typically conjure the image of ... read more

CFTC Wins Big Court Victory in CabbageTech / Coin Drop Markets Fraud Trial Involving Virtual Currencies Including Bitcoin

The allegations of fraud brought by the CFTC were in connection with virtual currencies including Bitcoin and ... depicted extensive acts of fraud calling the operation a “boiler room scheme.” The ... read more

The CFTC Is Policing Virtual Currency Boiler Rooms

Following a three-day bench trial, US District Judge Jack B. Weinstein found in favor of the CFTC and ordered a permanent injunction banning Patrick K. McDonnell from dealing in virtual currency and ... read more

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

US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission warns ... “Pump-and-dump schemes have been around long before virtual currencies and digital tokens. “Historically, they were the domain of “boiler room” ... read more



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