カテゴリー: Cease and Desist

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200% Profit

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200 Percent ProfitThe Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and its affiliates. According to the order, the company represents that investments in its mining contracts are “guaranteed to 200% profit.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The Texas State […]

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Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO IssuersThe U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the […]

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Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO IssuersThe U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the […]

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Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO IssuersThe U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the […]

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SEC Takes Action Against ‘First US Regulated Crypto Asset Fund’

SEC Takes Action Against ‘First US Regulated Crypto Asset Fund’The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Tuesday that it has taken action against two cryptocurrency firms. Both mark the “first-ever” action of their kind by the Commission. One is against a firm which claims to offer the “first regulated crypto asset fund in the United States” and the other is against an […]

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SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration Token

SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration TokenThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against an oil and gas exploration company and its founder who “perpetrated a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) to fund oil exploration and drilling in California.” The token sale failed to raise money but the tokens were issued as part of a bounty program, which […]

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Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up Operation

Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up OperationCease and desist letters have been sent to five crypto companies operating in Alabama, as part of the ongoing “Operation Crypto-Sweep.” The campaign, led by the North American Securities Administrators Association, is targeting ICO projects and blockchain startups suspected of fraudulent activities and violations of existing securities laws. Actions have been taken already by NASAA […]

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US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms

US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment FirmsA U.S. state has issued emergency cease and desist orders to two companies and related persons purportedly engaged in cryptocurrency investment schemes. The first company posted videos of three mining farms composed of online stock images, according to the order. Both companies made numerous materially misleading claims and violated U.S. securities laws. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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New Jersey Sends Cease & Desist to Crypto-Investment Pool

New Jersey Sends Cease & Desist to Crypto-Investment PoolThe state of New Jersey’s Bureau of Securities and the Attorney General has issued a cease and desist order to a digital currency investment fund called ‘Bitstrade’ this week. According to the state’s Attorney General’s office, the cryptocurrency-focused firm was “fraudulently” managing and selling securities. Also read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure […]

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