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Modeled After Operation Cryptosweep, NASAA Forms COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

  The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has created a new task force to address nefarious attempts of fraud leveraging the Coronavirus pandemic. The NASAA COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is modeled after the “successful” Operation Cryptosweep that targeted digital asset scams and frauds. Christopher… Read More

US State of Maryland Joins “Operation Cryptosweep”

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced this week that the Maryland Securities Division has joined “Operation Cryptosweep,” a coordinated crackdown on fraudulent cryptocurrency projects involving least 40 North American state and provincial regulators. Frosh notes that an environment of sometimes surging interest in cryptocurrencies can… Read More

NASAA Publishes Annual Enforcement Report, Adds Operation Cryptosweep as Focus

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the group that represents state, provincial and territorial securities regulators, has published their annual enforcement report for 2017. Each year, NASAA correlates a summary of all the legal actions, including penalties and criminal prosecution from the US, Canada and… Read More

NASAA: “Operation Cryptosweep” Announces 200 ICO Investigations Underway Now

200 active investigations into ICO (initial coin offering) fraud are presently being conducted across North America as part of “Operation Cryptosweep,” the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced yesterday. Operation Cryptosweep, an investigative and enforcement action being coordinated by over 40 state and provincial… Read More

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Applauds Operation Cryptosweep. Says “Virtual Currencies and Other Exponential Digital Technologies are Taking Us into a New Era”

On the same day the North American Securities Administrators Assocation (NASAA) announced “Operation Cryptosweep” – a coordinated enforcement action targeting fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo delivered a speech to NASAA members. Within his prepared remarks, Giancarlo stated;… Read More

SEC Chair Jay Clayton Applauds State’s Operation CryptoSweep Action Against Bogus ICOs

Securities and Exchange Commission (SECO Chairman Jay Clayton has issued a comment on Operation Cryptosweep – a coordinated enforcement action launched by state and provincial regulators attacking fraudulent initial coin offerings. Clayton said the North American Securities Administrators Association members (NASAA) play an important role… Read More

Forty North American Regulators Cooperating in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ Crackdown

Multiple state securities regulators in the US revealed yesterday that they are taking part, along with 40 other North American state and provincial regulators, in a coordinated crackdown on fraudulent cryptocurrency projects. “The actions announced today are just the tip of the iceberg,” stated Joseph… Read More

Insolvency Firm Red Flag Alert Reports that UK Companies are Facing £1.86B in Losses due to Unpaid Invoices following COVID-19 Outbreak

UK-based firms are facing losses of around £1.86 billion (appr. $2.46 billion) which could result from unpaid invoices, even though the nation’s businesses have received financial support from the government’s COVID-19 relief packages. Red Flag Alert, an insolvency company that assists businesses with safeguarding their… Read More

NASAA Says Task Force is Tackling COVID Driven Securities Fraud

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reports that its COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, has taken actions against 220 scams allegedly seeking to profit from the pandemic. These actions include including administrative actions, cease-and-desist orders, referrals to other regulators, and to social media and hosting… Read More

CBDC: Former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo Says US Fed Must Issue a Digital Currency

Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), recently stated that it may be time for the US Federal Reserve to introduce a digital currency. Giancarlo, whose comments came during Yahoo Finance’s On the Move show on February 21, said that… Read More

NASAA President Christopher Gerold Comments on Fintech

Christopher Gerold, President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), recently spoke at NASAA’s 2019 Fintech & Cybersecurity Symposium. Gerold is also the Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Gerold had this to say about Fintech: “Advances in financial technology [Fintech] and… Read More

Nova Scotia Issues Investor Alert Against “aGifttoken” ICO Sale

The Securities Commission in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia has issued an alert warning local investors to be wary of a crypto project/ICO sale called aGiftoken, which is not licensed to sell securities in the region. aGifttoken is now selling a 10-20 million AGT tokens… Read More

Texas Issues Cease and Desist Orders Against Unregistered Crypto and Forex Investment Entity

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has issued cease and desist orders against “Forex and Bitcoin Trader,” an unregistered dealer of cryptocurrencies, derivatives and foreign currency promising 900% returns in 14 days in online advertisements targeting Dallas investors. This is the fourth emergency action undertaken… Read More

NASAA Reports Increase in Cryptocurrency Fraud Identified by State & Provincial Regulators

130 Crypto Investigations Have Been Launched in the US and Canada The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the lobbying association representing state and provincial securities regulators, says there has been an increase in crypto-related fraud as “investors and con artists alike have returned to… Read More

Texas Securities Board Launches Second “Investigative Sweep” in Response to Recent Tripling of Bitcoin Price

Three parties accused of soliciting Texas investors with fraudulent cryptocurrency offerings have received emergency cease and desist orders as part of Texas’ “second regulatory sweep of cryptocurrency investment offerings.” Like the first sweep, which began in December 2017, the second sweep has been launched, “in… Read More

Texas Moves to Ban Private Cryptocurrencies, Impose Universal KYC

One of crypto’s main use cases -anonymity- has taken a hit in the state of Texas this week. An untitled bill (4371), which will require all cryptocurrency transactions to be conducted using unnamed “varied identity digital currencies,” has been introduced into the Texas state legislature…. Read More

Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange Bitmex Forced to Stop Providing “Illegal” Trading Services to American and Quebecois Customers

Bitmex, a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin derivatives exchange popular for allowing 100X leveraged bets, has deactivated the trading accounts of clients from the US and the Canadian province of Quebec, The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. The move has likely been made in response to increased regulatory pressure… Read More

North Dakota Securities Commissioner Issues Cease & Desist to Multiple Initial Coin Offerings

Last week, the North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler issued three separate Cease & Desist (C&D) orders against three initial coin offerings (ICOs). The new C&Ds are part of an ongoing initiative by the Commissioner and the Department’s ICO Task Force which is investigating questionable… Read More

Hosho Founder: Regulators Must Crack Down on Cryptocurrency Fraud

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced Operation Cryptosweep – an attempt to shut the door on scam initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have polluted the digital assets marketplace. The profound abuse and fraud has marred this new sector of finance harming… Read More

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