SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering (ICO) tokens as securities after settling charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s Friday announcement centered on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon Coin Inc., both of which conducted token sales last year. Airfox raised $15 million […]

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CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years […]

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Texas Regulators Shut Down Three Cryptocurrency Scams

The Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency action to halt the deceitful offerings of investments in three cryptocurrency related schemes. The agency entered a cease and desist order against Coins Miner Investment Ltd, DigitalBank Ltd, as well as Ultimate Assets, who is charged for offering Texans misleading ROIs and promising to grow an […]

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SEC Hits Crypto Asset Fund and ‘ICO Superstore’ With Penalties

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Tuesday that it has charged and reached agreements with two companies and their owners that operate in the cryptocurrency space. The securities regulator alleged that Crypto Asset Management LP (CAM) and its principal, Timothy Enneking, had marketed itself under false pretenses, alleging that Enneking raised more than […]

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The SEC Will Decide on 9 Bitcoin ETFs in the Next 2 Months

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to make final decisions on nine proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the next two months. As first reported Tuesday by CoinDesk, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision on a proposed rule change from the Cboe BZX Exchange that, if approved, would allow for […]

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SEC Delays VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Decision to September

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin ETF, pushing its final determination ahead by more than a month. In an order published on August 7, officials at the agency wrote that they were giving themselves more time to deliberate on whether to approve what would be the […]

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Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating

Karma is real. Just as the crypto community was – not so secretly – displaying its joy over Facebook’s historic stock loss, bitcoin’s price took a surprising drop below $8,000. A reaction to the news that bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), one proposed by brothers and co-investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, had been rejected for the second time, it […]

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Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The man behind two now-defunct cryptocurrency investment sites has pled guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the guilty plea on Monday, coming days after it was reported that Montroll was close to a deal with prosecutors. Jon Montroll was arrested back […]

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Crypto Shill John McAfee Blames SEC for Shutting ICO Pump

Cybersecurity pioneer and sometime cryptocurrency shill John McAfee said that he will no longer promote initial coin offerings (ICOs) on his Twitter account. The eccentric McAfee, who promised that he will “eat my d–k” if the bitcoin price fails to reach $1 million by 2020, wrote on Twitter that he must cease his public support […]

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