Policy and Legal
Since the emergence of Bitcoin, policies and laws around cryptocurrencies has been controversial. Some countries have started to embrace digital currencies, while others have decided to ban digital assets altogether. Lawmakers and policymakers are beginning to evaluate the benefits of cryptocurrencies, while also raising concerns.

Gala Games Assures 'Business as Usual' Despite Founders' Legal Battle
Gala Games co-founder Eric Schiermeyer has filed a derivative shareholder lawsuit against co-founder Wright Thurston and True North United Investments, LLC. The company assures transparency and accountability, stating the disputes are primarily between the founders and not involving the company.
SEC's XRP and Grayscale Bitcoin ETF Cases Challenged by US House Majority Whip Tom Emme
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer criticizes the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approach to cryptocurrency regulation, citing legal losses against Ripple and Grayscale. Emmer questions the agency's treatment of Bitcoin futures ETFs and spot ETFs, adding to ongoing debate.
Bankruptcy of FTX Incurs Over $200 Million in Legal Fees
An independent auditor has examined the legal fees incurred during the initial months of FTX's bankruptcy, revealing a staggering amount exceeding $200 million. The auditor justifies these significant fees, considering the monumental nature of the task at hand.
Coinbase vs SEC: Legal Battle Heats Up
The US Court of Appeals has ordered the SEC to respond to Coinbase’s writ of mandamus within 10 days. The largest US cryptocurrency exchange filed a lawsuit in April requesting regulatory clarity, but has faced increased enforcement and warnings from the SEC, leading to a downgraded rating by Citigroup.
Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle
Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) creator Yuga Labs has won a legal battle against copycat non-fungible token (NFT) project RR/BAYC. The United States District Court found that the co-creators of RR/BAYC had infringed Yuga Labs’ trademarks, and Yuga Labs is entitled to an injunction and damages. In other news, Mandala Metaverse has chosen Polkadot to host its first major NFT drop, Final Fantasy developer Square Enix has partnered with Elixir Games for blockchain gaming, and a free-to-play multiplayer NFT cricket strategy game called Cricket Stars has launched on the Tezos blockchain.
Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle, Mandala Metaverse selects Polkadot, Square Enix partners with Elixir Games, and Cricket Stars launches on Tezos
Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, have won a legal battle against Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen, the creators of the RR/BAYC NFT collection. Mandala Metaverse has chosen Polkadot to host its first major NFT drop, called the "Cryptonauts". Square Enix has partnered with Elixir Games to bring blockchain gaming to the mainstream. Cricket Stars, a multiplayer NFT cricket strategy game, has been launched on the Tezos blockchain.
Terra co-founder indicted for forging legal documents
The Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Podgorica has indicted former Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon for allegedly forging legal documents. Kwon was arrested in March after allegedly attempting to board a flight to Dubai with fake documents. Han Chang-jun, Terraform’s former CFO, is facing similar charges.
Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC
Bittrex, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, may face legal action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over alleged violations related to investor protection, despite preparing to shut down its local operations.
Law Firm Pleads with Shaquille O Neal to Acknowledge Legal Complaint
The Moskowitz Law Firm has made a public plea to Shaquille O’Neal to acknowledge its legal complaint on behalf of FTX investors regarding his previous endorsement of the now-defunct crypto exchange. The firm has been standing outside TNT studios in Atlanta all week to serve him, but his security guards have not allowed them in. O’Neal is the only one among the FTX celebrities who has not yet been served.
Celsius Network Considers Legal Action Against Crypto Blogger
Celsius Network is considering taking legal action against crypto blogger Tiffany Fong for leaking internal information regarding the company’s bankruptcy case. Fong has been reporting on the bankruptcy case via YouTube and social media platforms, sharing leaked internal information allegedly provided to her by disgruntled former Celsius employees.

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