Circle-Owned Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest Gains FINRA Approval As Alternative Trading System

News | April 29, 2019 By:

Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has received an approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to operate an Alternative Trading System (ATS) to facilitate secondary trading of startup investments.

Founded in 2012, SeedInvest provides individual investors with access to pre-vetted startup investment opportunities.

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FINRA Charges HempCoin ICO Issuer With Securities Fraud

Crime, News, Regulation | September 12, 2018 By:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued securities fraud charges against a Massachusetts resident for an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). FINRA said the case is the agency’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies.

FINRA has accused Timothy Tilton Ayre of selling unregistered securities in the form of the HempCoin token,

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FINRA Wants Member Firms To Report Crypto Activities

News | July 11, 2018 By:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent regulatory body for securities firms operating in the US, is encouraging member firms to notify the authority if they engage in any cryptocurrency activity.

In a regulatory notice, FINRA said the requested information will supplement its efforts to “ascertain the extent of FINRA member involvement related to digital assets.”

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FINRA Warns Investors About Cryptocurrency Stock Scams

Announcements, Crime, News | December 22, 2017 By:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has warned investors about cryptocurrency-related stock scams.

FINRA is the single largest independent regulatory body for securities firms operating in the United States. FINRA resulted from the merger of the New York Stock Exchange’s regulatory committee and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

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