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  • Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency litigation, arbitration and investment loss attorney
  • Bitcoin crypto currency broker investment hedge fund loss FINRA arbitration
  • Trading platform disputes, including Coinbase GDAX, Bittrex, Gemini, Binance
  • Coinbase and trading platform hacked, account disabled, account frozen, locked, lock out, restricted, and customer service disputes
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  • Violation of AML (Anti-Money Laundering) laws and requirements
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  • Court orders and subpoenas to recover lost coin
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  • Securities and investment dispute resolution, Bitcoin Ethereum and cryptocurrency mediation and mediator representation, litigation, AAA JAMS FINRA arbitration, mediation, state and federal court representation* 
  • Problems accessing digital currency or Bitcoin wallet
  • Lost or frozen coin due to technical error, bug, or malfunction
  • Large Bitcoin transactions that appear as pending or received but you cant access
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Phone (415) 450 0424

The Law Office of Daniel Bakondi
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250 
San Francisco CA 94111

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"Best of the Best: I hired Daniel a year and a half ago to help with an investment gone wrong. I felt him to be an attorney who is committed to justice and takes pride in all his endeavors." M.F.



I was locked out of my Coinbase account for several months and unable to trade Bitcoin. Customer service was absolutely no help. One letter to Coinbase's legal department from Mr. Bakondi and I was immediately granted access. Would definitely recommend. A legal pioneer in the Cryptocurrency space. B.D.


Was locked out of my account with Coinbase for approximately 60 days with zero assistance from Coinbase Support in resolving the matter. Within 24 hours of Mr. Daniel Bakondi, an attorney, sending Coinbase a letter, my account was open, active and fully functioning! Unable the thank Daniel Bakondi Esq. enough!!! 

Straight shooting attorney that gets results, fast! Thank you, Mr. Daniel Bakondi.


I can't say enough good about Daniel. I got locked out of my Coinbase account and could not get anywhere with Coinbase on my own. Daniel was amazing, I felt like I was his only client. He worked with me until my Coinbase account was recovered. Amazing Client focus!

"Daniel Bakondi is an attorney who is devoted to his clients. He is knowledgeable, expedient, and meticulous about details. He is honest and provides his clients with a realistic evaluation of their expectations. He doesn't waste your time. Daniel Bakondi is the attorney who will be in your corner all the way." N.T.


"Daniel was very responsive and focused in helping me to address my Crypto Currency issue with Coinbase. If you need to reach Coinbase, he is a viable option. Can also be helpful for an array of other business, litigation and real estate law." T.W.


"Daniel Bakondi is an excellent attorney and I can highly recommend his services. Daniel's persistence, creativity and knowledge of the law helped me recoup losses of a questionable business investment."


"Mr. Bakondi is a poised and brilliant young man who asked extensive questions to get at the crux of the situation. I was continuously amazed at the fine/pertinent points that Mr. Bakondi dug out of the years of files I had provided him. He quickly filed legal action I would call impressive in its fact-finding, background research, and arguments. In subsequent attorney communications and motions, I saw this astounding incisiveness over and over again. More than once I remarked to him how glad I was that he was not the other side's attorney! In forecasting the time, phases, and expenses of the case, Mr. Bakondi was also unerring. While the entire process took over a year, I never once had the feeling that he was not in complete control of the situation. In consultations, he always had all of the options and their consequences ready at hand, along with his recommendations. Not once did he make an inaccurate forecast or give bad advice. When the case concluded successfully, he tied up all the loose ends as meticulously as everything else he had done."



"Daniel Bakondi is a smart attorney I would trust to solve the biggest and most complex problems. His strategic abilities at finding solutions are unique. Daniel Bakondi is pragmatic and creative. From working with him on business projects, I would choose Daniel Bakondi to figure out the most serious challenges. He has the integrity to put his clients first. He is the real deal."

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"I found him very detailed oriented, and knowledgeable of our rights, explaining in detail the up and downs we would face in our quest for justice. Our case was a very complex case. He always explained every turn and twist in our case, went into detail about his strategy and anticipating the next couple of moves the other side may make.  Any documents or paperwork needed to bolster our case was done in a timely manner. Any filings to the courts were done on time and he explained the reasons. Whenever there were questions he had for us, he did not hesitate to call as well as him being available to call and to ask questions and get answers. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody seeking an attorney who truly cares about his clients and winning the case.” A.B.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency Attorney for investment losses and disputes, trading exchange and platform problems, coin loss recovery, securities litigation and arbitration  

Blockchain and cryptocurrency attorney Daniel A. Bakondi, Esq. is one of the top lawyers in the United States handling digital currency investment and Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other coin loss recovery, trading platform legal disputes, lawsuits, litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in the digital currency arena.  

Attorney Daniel Bakondi is an experienced securities fraud and investment loss litigation and arbitration attorney focusing on recovering lost Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, and other cryptocurrency coins, investments, and funds, litigating and negotiating cryptocurrency business disputes, and problems with trading exchanges and platforms, negotiating disputes with coin issuers and ICOs and related service providers.


Attorney Daniel Bakondi's focus is expertise in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, financial recovery and dispute resolution of cryptocurrencies in this complex and changing legal environment including their changing legal status, securities status with and action by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), status as a commodity 

and action by the U.S. CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission), FinCEN regulation, and other aspects.  Attorney Bakondi is available to represent clients in litigation in federal court, state court, and AAA (American Arbitration Association), JAMS, and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Arbitration and mediation representation in cryptocurrency digital currency disputes and investment losses.    

While the legal status of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies are in its infancy, the billions of dollars trading in electronic currencies and blockchain technologies, the possibility of manipulation, fraud, crime, technological and legal uncertainty, and increasing large investment loss problems demonstrates a serious need for understanding of the complex legal and regulatory environment and how to litigate and arbitrate in it effectively. 

Crypto digital currency Bitcoin Ethereum investment losses from bad broker and financial advisor advice, hedge fund bitcoin losses, principle and fund loss recovery   

Many FINRA licensed brokers and financial advisors recommended and sold crypto investments, including in various funds and hedge funds, causing substantial investment losses to investors. If you have substantial losses because your broker or financial advisor or planner sold you digital currencies, or you invested in a bitcoin or cryptocurrency fund or had a managed digital currency account with a licensed broker, contact our office to discuss your case.  Some hedge funds experiencing losses include 3AC 3 (Three Arrows Capital) which managed $10 Billion in assets, making it one of the largest crypto funds in the world, and Voyager Capital, which allegedly borrowed from Genesis and BlockFi, affected by loss of terraUSD (UST) Coins. Many hedge fund managers, fund managers, investment banks, financial institutions, brokerage firms, and other financial planning and advising professionals improperly advised or packaged Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currency investments resulting in investor losses. 

Cryptocurrency trading platform losses and disputes, lawsuits, arbitration, and coin recovery against trading platforms with liability, including Coinbase GDAX, Coinbase Pro, Kraken, Poloniex, Coinmama, CEX.IO, Localbitcoins, Bittrex, Shapeshift, Gemini, Binance,, Cash App, Bisq, FTX, eToro,, changelly, Swan Bitcoin, BlockFI, Uphold, Ledn, Bitcoin IRA, Voyager, Robinhood, quadency, altrady, cryotorocket, WeBull, iTrustCapital, account login lockout access problems and errors

Attorney Daniel Bakondi represents clients in cryptocurrency disputes related to account problems, account disputes, investment losses, trading losses, flash crashes, broker negligence and fraud, trading platform technical problems, exchange matters including account freezes and account lock outs, getting access to and recovering lost Bitcoin, Lost Ethereum, wallet problems, manipulation, hacker and phishing liability, and platform disputes including with CoinBase GDAX, Cryptsy, Coindesk, Digital Currency Group, Kraken, Poloniex, Kraken, Bittrex,  Bitfinex, Bitstamp, coinone, HitBTC, Gemini, 

Vaultoro, CEX.IO, Quoine, BTC-e / WEX, Bithumb, bitFlyer, Binance, EXMO, Korbit, YoBit

Cryptopia, Liqui, Tidex, itBit,, OKCoin, QuadrigaCX, BTC Markets, Livecoin, Coinfloor, ACX, Kucoin, BTC-Alpha, Allcoin, BitX South Africa, EXX, CoinExchange, The Rock,  Trading, BitMarket, LocalBitcoins, LakeBTC, CoinMate, Bit2c The Bitcoin Exchange Of Israel, Bitcoins Norway, Abucoins, Bleutrade, and Gatecoin, among others.


Coinbase trading platform disputes, Coinbase account disabled, Coinbase account lockouts, Coinbase login problems, freeze or frozen Coinbase accounts, Coinbase trading restrictions, identity verification and Coinbase customer service problems

Are you locked out of your Coinbase, Bittrex or other account? Is your account disabled or frozen leaving you unable to access your Bitcoin, Ethereum, or other holdings, or unable to trade?  Can't access your coin?  Is your account restricted?  Cant verify your Coinbase identity?  Cant reset your Coinbase password?  Cant access your coinbase account? Cant access your Bitcoin or digital currency? Cant transfer your coins?  Payment or bank transfer not cleared?  Can't reach customer support or is customer support unhelpful?  Do you have substantial losses sue to frozen accounts or inability to access your digital currency holdings?  Many investors are locked out of their accounts for weeks, months, or at critical trading times.  Sometimes, these lockouts may even continue indefinitely.  Attorney Daniel A. Bakondi handles Coinbase account and customer service disputes on a regular basis, and has helped numerous account holders regain access to their accounts and resolve related disputes.  

Startup Initial Coin Offering (ICO) launch disputes involving owners, founders, shareholders and principals' securities, investment, shareholder, funding and contract disputes

During the launch of cryptocurrency coins, ICOs, or other projects, many things can go wrong.  Often times, principals, founders, investors, shareholders, developers, and other parties can get entangled in disputes that may affect the launch of the project.  These disputes can be over control of coins or shares of ownership, the nature of the cryptocurrency project, number of coins distributed, copyrights or other intellectual property, rights of various parties, various contract and dispute matters, legalities and course of conduct, and others.  A dispute like this has the potential to derail a project adversely affecting all involved.  In such disputes, it helps to have a knowledgeable digital currency attorney like Daniel A. Bakondi helping with you to explore various options from negotiation to litigation.  If you are in such a situation, please contact for a consultation.     


Bitfinex hack FBI recovery of $3.6 Billion in stolen Bitcoin representation


The FBI has recently recovered $3.6 billion dollars of Bitcoin stolen in the Bitfinex hack of 2016, one of the largest cryptocurrency thefts in history. If you owned some of the 94,000 Bitcoin or other funds in a Bitfinex account that was hacked, and are trying to figure out how to get back your funds, you should to act promptly to recover your money with proper legal representation to protect your vital interests. Attorney Daniel A. Bakondi is available to represent clients in claims and actions seeking restitution and recovery of digital currency coins and other property currently in the possession of the U.S. justice department. Bitfinex is a digital currency exchange owned by iFinex Inc. registered in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and this law firm is currently focused on all aspects of account fund recovery. Please contact for a consultation.  


Millions in crypto hedge fund losses, mismanagement and broker negligence, fraud and malpractice

With the increase in hedge fund and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies, so increases the amount of wrongful conduct resulting on losses.  Whether hedge fund managers, brokers, financial advisors, or other principals and parties have committed some type of negligence, nondisclosure, mismanagementover concentration, or engaged in other violation of securities laws is a complex question. 

Digital currency, cryptocurrency, blockchain investment problems, disputes, and financial losses in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple XRP, Chainlink, Cardano, Stellar, Dash, and other crypto currencies

If you are an investor in a digital currency company or project and the investment is not progressing, performing, or paying as promised, you should contact Attorney Daniel A. Bakondi today for a consultation.   Whether the matter is one of securities and investment law, contract, bad financial advice from a broker, broker dealer, or financial advisor, or other violation of your rights or neglect of duty, if you have substantial investment financial losses from a digital currency project, you may have to act quickly to preserve your rights.


There is a substantial amount of fraud and manipulation of the digital currency field potential involving not just lesser-known alt coins but potentially Bitcoin and Ethereum as well, requiring a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this field and able to represent and protect your interests.  Other digital currencies we may be able to assist if you experience problems in include: Bitcoin Cash problems and disputes, Ripple including disputes with decision makers, TenX, and Cardano.  Problems with various peer to peer networks may involve Litecoin, Dogecoin, Stellar Lumens, NEM, NEO, Ripple, Monero, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Gold, Dash, Litecoin, MonaCoin and others.  The list of alt coins continues to grow, as does our expertise in addressing new problems traders and investors have.  Aeon (AEON), Aion (AION), Akash Network (AKT), Akropolis (AKRO), Anchor Protocol (ANC), Ankr (ANKR), Aragon (ANT), Badger DAO (BADGER), Binance Coin (BNB), Binance USD (BUSD), Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), BitTorrent (BTT), Cardano (ADA), Celo (CELO), Chainlink (LINK), (CRO), Dai (DAI), DAO Maker (DAO), Dash (DASH), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Elrond (EGLD), Enjin Coin (ENJ), EOS (EOS), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Filecoin (FIL), Harmony (ONE), Helium (HNT), Huobi BTC (HBTC), Huobi Token (HT), Internet Computer (ICP), IOTA (MIOTA), Kava (KAVA), Litecoin (LTC), Litecoin Cash (LCC), Monero (XMR), Morpheus Network (MRPH), Nano (NANO), Nexus (NXS), Oracle System (ORC), PancakeSwap (CAKE), Polkadot (DOT), Polygon (MATIC), Ripple (XRP), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Storj (STORJ), SwissBorg (CHSB), Theta Fuel (TFUEL), VeChain (VET), are part of this growing list.

Bitcoin and Ethereum fraud, Bitcoin, Ethereum, digital currency coin litigation and arbitration attorney Bitcoin 

Financial and investment fraud in the areas of Bitcoin and Ethereal are rampant.  Many parties enter into deals and transactions of a variety of structures for various business projects. Technical fraud by misrepresentation or omission of fact often happens in these transactions, including by brokers, financial advisors, and fiduciaries, as well as business associates, partners, financial institutions, as well as unlicensed traders and advisors.  Bitcoin contracts and corporate digital currency disputes can take on a variety of forms.  Fraud can take place via representation in company goals, white papers, disclosure documents, prospectus, and others.  Bringing legal action whether in litigation in state or federal courts, or arbitration, is often times the only way to obtain recovery.  If a crypto currency dispute must resort to the legal process, you want someone well versed in all current investigations, regulatory and governmental actions, as well as the various changing laws and court opinions on digital currencies. 

Loaned or invested Bitcoin with someone who refuses to return it


Relationships where one person gives Bitcoin or other crypto to another to hold, manage, or invest occur all the time, often with bad results. Such relationships often go against securities and other laws, and are dangerous. Sometimes one party may not even know there are problems, whether the parties are communicating, providing excuses, providing detailed accountings, or unresponsive. You should explore your legal options and recourse and act quickly. Bitcoin loans, borrowing, holding, custodianship, and management relationships often become contentious, because the parties have different expectations of their rights and obligations. Elderly and seniors often invest and have someone else hold the coins for them. Such relationships often do not follow securities laws, and are sold as unregistered securities by unlicensed persons without the rigid guidelines of disclosure and risk management by which securities professionals are bound under FINRA. Sometimes the contracts are illegal. Sometimes one party expects it to be a loan, whereas the other expects it to be an investment. Sometimes one party feels they have discretion to take risks, whereas another does not have a tolerance for risk and may expect that it is securely held in safe storage. Some expect a fee for their services. Others expect the holder to be responsible for losses. Legal proof of such expectations all have their varying legal complexities.

Mt. Gox claims process, disputes, and recovery

Did you have a Mt. Gox claim or funds with a Mt. Gox account?  Did you fail to file your claim?  Was your claim disputed or rejected?  Attorney Daniel A. Bakondi has handled multiple Mt. Gox claims matters.  If you had coins with Mt. Gox, even if you believe you missed your time limit, please contact us today to explore your options.   

Digital and hardware wallet technical problems, freezes, lockouts, and bugs, Lost Bitcoin, Lost Ethereum, Lost Crypto, including Exodus, Electrum, Mycelium, Ledger Nano X, Trezor Model T, Ledger Nano S 

Have you lost crypto or are you unable to access your crypto due to a wallet provider problem?  Whether it is a hard wallet or online wallet, crypto companies fall into two categories, ones where you hold the keys and have no access, and ones where they hold the keys and have access.  If you are unable to access your coins, the company may have a malfunction or may have breached their obligations or a duty of care to you, and may be holding your property.   

Unauthorized bitcoin transactions, accidentally lost bought, sold, transferred Bitcoin  

Did someone else have or gain access to your account and trade or transact without your permission.  Did a trading platform execute trades that you did not authorized?  Were preset transactions not properly executed or executed according to an error or technical glitch?  Did a technical glitch cause false transactions to occur, or you not to be able to execute a trade?

Margin trading and liquidated coins and accounts, flash crash losses, Distributed denial of service (DDoS), price crashes, market and price manipulation, large digital currency loss as a result of a trading platform error

Substantial losses can occur from a variety of of market transactional problems.  Sometimes trading platforms have incorrect numbers for transactions due to internal error. Other times it is due to market manipulation. Whether there is liability depends on a number of factors.  If you have substantial losses, contact us.

Phishing scams, stolen and hacked Bitcoin, cryptocurrency theft, stolen or hacked Bitcoin or Ethereum, Illegal and unlawful transactions,, and crypto fraud attorney services

Are you the victim of a phishing scam?  Was this one the trading platform or other service provider knew about but failed to warn you?  Often times, a variety of unlawful transactions will give way to a legal course for recovery of digital currencies or investment losses.

Phone company crypto fraud, sim or simm card swap, customer service error 

Often times, a phone company will commit an error and give a hacker or unauthorized person access to your phone or allow modifying a phone account or access to a simm card 

Banking, financial, technology, and business dispute litigation

Banks increasingly play a role in digital currency problems faced by investors.  As bank accounts are often connected to trading platforms, paypal, and other forms of currency or monetary conversion.  Increasing numbers of investors and digital currency coin holders are having problems accessing bank funds wired to digital currency trading platforms.  Funds may be delayed, at risk, and determining the status of transactions can be difficult.  

Initial Coin Offering ICO fraud, issuer fraud, market manipulation, pump and dump

Did you lose millions due to a dump of a major crypto such as Litecoin by a founder of the coin issuer?  Have you lost coin due to market manipulation?  Did you lose millions due to the fault of an issuer of Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, Neo, Stellar, Iota, Dash, Lisk, Bitcoin Gold, Zecash, Nano, Icon, XRP or Qtum?

Also, contact for an attorney consultation regarding any of the following:

  • Intellectual property and technological disputes involving Ether, BTC, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain technology
  • Coin and cloud mining disputes and contracts
  • Smart contract litigation
  • Tracing and tracking down crypto hackers, forensics, identification
  • Subpoenas, restraining orders, injunctions, writs of attachment and court orders regarding access to email, trading accounts, bank accounts 
  • Tax consequences of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency transactions 
  • Converting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies into cash, safe keeping, digital currency trusts, funds, and investments
  • Crypto ETF investment losses
  • NTFs non-fungible tokens 
  • Why every serious cryptocurrency trader should have an attorney on retainer

Attorney Daniel A. Bakondi, Esq.'s #1 focus is recovery of your Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, or other cryptocurrency funds or investments.  As a business and securities litigation and arbitration attorney, he has a wealth of experience in state and federal court litigation, as well as AAA, JAMS, and FINRA securities arbitration, and represents clients in a wide array of business and investment-focused legal matters.  Mr. Bakondi also engages in intellectual and business property litigation, and resolution of many types of disputes involving new and emerging technologies.


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Contact now:

Phone (415) 450 0424

The Law Office of Daniel Bakondi
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250 
San Francisco CA 94111

No attorney-client nor confidential relationship is created and nothing communicated or provided constitutes legal advice nor legal opinion nor creates obligation unless it so specifies and written agreement for attorney services has been entered into.  Attorney licensed in California.  Your issue may be time sensitive and may result in loss of rights if you do not act in time.  Thank you.  January 17, 2022 (c) Daniel Bakondi 

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