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Uniswap triumphs in a class action lawsuit
On August 30, Judge Katherine Polk Failla delivered a significant ruling on a case brought forth by Uniswap users who alleged they lost funds due to scam tokens on the platform. She stated that ETH and Bitcoin qualify as crypto commodities, a pivotal factor in her decision to close the Uniswap case.J udge was not persuaded by arguments suggesting Uniswap token sales were subject to the Exchange Act. Failla is also the judge overseeing the SEC’s case against Coinbase.
Thailand Threatens Legal Action Against Facebook
The country intention to seek a court-ordered shutdown of Facebook unless the social media giant takes decisive action to address alleged investment and cryptocurrency scam advertisements on its platform. According to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, over 200,000 individuals fell victim to deceptive Facebook ads. The ministry highlighted that common tactics employed by scammers included crypto investment and trading schemes, often featuring images of celebrities and prominent financial figures, and promising daily returns of up to 30%. The ministry is in the process of gathering evidence regarding these scam advertisements, with their number estimated to be over 5,300.
BALD Scammers Move Millions
The BALD project’s scammer team managed to relocate 7000 ETH ($13 million) from Base network into Ethereum. Not stopping there, they sent 2100 ETH (around $4 million) to the Kraken exchange, possibly gearing up for a grand withdrawal. Want the full story on this crafty meme coin scam? Read all about it in our detailed article!
Token Scams Thrive on Coinbase’s Base Blockchain
Between mid-July and Base’s public introduction in August, more than 500 scam tokens, like BASEPEPE (BPEPE) and Baby Yoda (YODA), were deployed on the blockchain, as reported by Solidus Labs, Around 300 of these tokens enabled their creators to generate an unlimited number of coins, unbeknownst to Base users, significantly impacting the tokens’ values. Moreover, about 60 tokens prevented buyers from reselling them on exchanges. The scam tokens collectively generated approximately $3.7 million in trading volume and yielded around $2 million in profits, according to Solidus.