April 1, 2023

In a follow-up to our previous article, it has been reported that the former Coinbase employee who orchestrated the insider trading scheme has pleaded guilty to charges similar to those presented to his brother. Ishan Wahi, a former product manager at Coinbase, was given specific data regarding which tokens were set to be listed on the popular trading platform. He then got his brother and a friend involved in purchasing the tokens prior to their listings, knowing that this would cause their prices to rise.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) oversaw the case and has stated that Wahi will be sentenced in approximately two months. This marks the first-ever insider trading case surrounding cryptocurrency, and it highlights the need for increased regulation and oversight in the industry.

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has faced criticism for its lack of transparency and accountability in the past. This case serves as a reminder that even those working within the industry are not immune to the consequences of illegal activity.

As the cryptocurrency market continues to grow and evolve, it is crucial that regulators and industry leaders work together to ensure that it remains a fair and transparent space for all participants. The outcome of Wahi’s sentencing will be closely watched by those within the industry and beyond.

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