The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained an emergency court order halting a planned initial coin offering (ICO), which backers falsely claimed was approved by the SEC. The order also halts ongoing pre-ICO sales by the company, Blockvest LLC and its founder,
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a subpoena enforcement action against a company and its sole trustee that are connected to an alleged fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).
According to the SEC’s application, filed on October 5 in US District Court for the Central District of California,
Arrington XRP Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund denominated in Ripple’s XRP, is planning to move out of the US and relocate to Asia after receiving two subpoenas from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In November 2017, Michael Arrington, the founder and former editor-in-chief of TechCrunch,
The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against an international securities dealer and its Austria-based CEO for allegedly violating the federal securities laws in connection with security-based swaps funded with bitcoins.
According to the SEC’s complaint, 1pool Ltd. a/k/a 1Broker, registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands,
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking sanctions against the founders of PlexCoin, an alleged fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).
In Decemeber 2017, the SEC filed charges against Dominic Lacroix, who the agency called “a recidivist Quebec securities law violator,”
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by investment firm VanEck and financial services company SolidX.
The proposed bitcoin ETF was initially filed on June 6 by CBOE BZX Exchange.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Pamela C. Dyson plans to leave the SEC to serve as executive vice president, head of the Technology Group, and chief information officer (CIO) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Dyson joined the SEC in 2010,
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Christopher R. Hetner, senior advisor to chairman Jay Clayton for cybersecurity policy, plans to leave the agency. Hetner will remain in the chairman’s office during the identification of and transition to his successor.
Hetner previously served as senior advisor for cybersecurity policy for former Chair Mary Jo White and former acting chairman Michael Piwowar.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that TokenLot LLC, a self-described “ICO Superstore,” and its owners will settle charges that they acted as unregistered broker-dealers.
This is the SEC’s first case charging unregistered broker-dealers for selling digital tokens after the SEC issued The DAO Report in 2017 cautioning that those who offer and sell digital securities must comply with the federal securities laws.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has initiated its first enforcement action finding an investment company registration violation by a hedge fund manager based on its investments in digital assets.
The SEC entered an order finding that Crypto Asset Management LP (CAM) offered a fund that operated as an unregistered investment company,