Kim Kardashian and Mayweather Jr. Face Pump n’ Dump Crypto Lawsuit

Kim Kardashian has allegedly tricked investors into a cryptocurrency scam involving EthereumMax. She is part of a group of celebrities, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Paul Pierce, accused of a “pump n’ dump” scheme. They convinced millions of their social media followers into buying the digital coin. Then, once its price inflated, they sold their holdings for a considerable, yet illicit, profit. Some of the victims filed a class-action complaint last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central…

The FCA Warns Investors on Crypto Tokens Advertised by Celebrities like Kim Kardashian

The UK financial watchdog FCA has cautioned on the dangers of buying crypto-assets hyped by celebrities like Kim Kardashian. The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Charles Randell, criticized Kim Kardashian for promoting an untested cryptocurrency on Instagram. He noted that Ms. Kardashian advertised the little-known cryptocurrency Ethereum max to more than 200 million Instagram followers. Ms. Kardashian did not reveal the amount she got for the advert. However, a 2019 court filing revealed she could earn up to £361,000 for a…