Nikhil Wahi Brother of Disgraced Ishan Wahi To Be Jailed For 10 Months.

•Nikhil Wahi, brother of former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

• In an order signed on January 4, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska sentenced Wahi to 10 months in prison.

• Prosecutors said last year that Ishan Wahi allegedly provided information regarding upcoming token listings on Coinbase to his brother Nikhil Wahi and his friend Sameer Ramani.

• It is alleged by U.S authorities that $1 million was pocketed by the trio using insider knowledge about when certain digital assets would be listed on the exchange

Nikhil Wahi, the brother of former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi, garnered unexpected publicity in September when he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The news was especially surprising given the fact that both brothers have publicly touted their successes in the tech industry, with Ishan having acquired a high-level position at Coinbase. Presumably, Nikhil’s case is in its early stages, so further details have yet to come forward. He will likely face sentencing at some point in 2023, which could determine what direction his story takes from here.

Background to the Case of Nikhil Wahi

Nikhil Wahi is an Indian-American citizen who was convicted of insider trading in 2019 after he allegedly conspired with two other individuals to illegally use confidential information to make illegal profits in stock market transactions. According to court documents, Wahi allegedly used information obtained from two companies—Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corporation—to purchase securities prior to their public announcements, resulting in over $1 million in profits.

The scheme was discovered following an investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Under federal law, those found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud can face up to 20 years in prison plus fines of up to $250,000 per count. In this case, Wahi was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $1 million in restitution.

Implications of the Nikhil Wahi Sentencing on Future Insider Trading Cases

The sentencing of Nikhil Wahi brings into question whether or not insider trading laws are effective at deterring such abuse. While most people would agree that they should be more strictly enforced, there is still an issue with unequal access to information that may prevent them from being completely effective.

Companies need better ways to protect their assets from potential abusers; however, these methods must also be balanced against ensuring that fair access is given to all investors so they do not get disadvantaged due unfair competition due solely based on having privileged access to material nonpublic information.

The sentencing of Nikhil Wahi serves as a reminder that insider trading is a serious crime with potentially severe consequences for those convicted of it. This case demonstrates how unequal access to information can be used for illegal gains and highlights the importance of enforcing insider trading laws more strictly so all investors are treated fairly and equally when making investments decisions.

Furthermore, companies need better ways protect their assets from potential abusers without disadvantaging legitimate investors who lack privileged access to material nonpublic information. With stricter enforcement measures, updated regulations, and improved asset protection methods in place, we can help ensure fairness among all investors when it comes insider trading cases going forward.

•Defunct crypto broker Voyager has been granted initial court approval to sell some of its assets to Binance.US in a proposed deal worth roughly $1 billion.

• U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Wiles in New York gave Voyager permission to enter into an asset purchase agreement with the crypto exchange and to hold a vote among its creditors on the sale, as per the court filing.

• However, the deal will not be final until a court hearing is held on March 2 or shortly after.

• If the deal is executed, Voyager customers, who have been unable to access their funds since July 2022, will get 51% of their capital back.

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