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CDCROP: Madison Cawthorn (Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)
US House Investigators Say Rep. Cawthorn Improperly Promoted Crypto Token
The probe concluded the North Carolina Republican broke rules but it didn’t find sufficient evidence he’d used inside information to pump up his own investment.
CDCROP: Madison Cawthorn (Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

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Court Refuses to Dismiss 'Insider-Trading' Case Against Former OpenSea Exec
Nate Chastain, who was head of product at the NFT marketplace, was indicted in June.
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First Guilty Plea in Coinbase-Related Insider Trading Charges
The brother of a former Coinbase product manager, Nikhil Wahi, in late July was arrested for trading on confidential information.
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Thai SEC Fines Bitkub Executive $235K for Insider Trading
Last week, the country’s oldest commercial bank backed out of a deal to buy a majority stake of the local crypto exchange, citing unresolved regulatory issues.
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Ex-OpenSea Executive Files to Dismiss DOJ Case Alleging NFT Insider Trading
Nathaniel Chastain's motion says NFTs cannot be classified as securities or commodities, a requirement for wire fraud charges.
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Token Front-Running Was Common at Coinbase Crypto Exchange, a New Study Argues
The paper found suspicious trading around 10% to 25% of new crypto listings and says the problem goes beyond the instances in a U.S. Department of Justice case brought in July.
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Ex-Coinbase Product Manager Pleads Not Guilty in Crypto Insider Trading Case: Report
Ishan Wahi and two associates are accused of making as much as $1.5 million from sharing information about the exchange's plans to list new tokens.
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The SEC’s Escalating Battle Against Crypto
An overview of the SEC’s insider-trading charges filed last week.
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SEC Will Need to Prove Tokens Are Securities in Coinbase Insider-Trading Case, Legal Expert Says
Former prosecutor Ian McGinley joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the case and what the SEC will need to do as it eyes more crypto oversight.
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