Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs Settles with FTC Over Customer Deception Charges

Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs Settles with FTC Over Customer Deception Charges

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that bitcoin mining hardware company Butterfly Labs and two of its operators have agreed to settle charges that pointed to the company deceiving customers. The FTC revealed today that bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Butterfly Labs and two of its operators: part-owner and vice president of product development, Sonny Vleisides and general manager, Darla Drake have settled charges filed against the company. Under the terms of the settlement, Butterfly Labs must pay the FTC $38,615,161, according to the judgement ordered against the....

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