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ASIC Penalizes Bobbob For Crypto Investment Product

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has penalized Bobbob Pty for its representations about a crypto-asset-linked investment product. Bobbob has settled the claims by paying $53,280 to comply with ASIC’s “infringement notices.” In a statement, ASIC explained that it was concerned that Bobbob made… Read More

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Sues Crypto Exchange Bit Trade, Kraken Partner

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has sued Bit Trade Pty, a partner of Kraken that services clients in Australia. According to a statement issued by the regulator, Bit Trade has “failed to comply with the design and distribution obligations for the margin trading… Read More

Australia Securities and Investments Commission Sues Active Super for “Greenwashing” – Fund Invested in Gambling, Tobacco, Coal

ASIC (Australia Securities and Investments Commission) has filed suit against Active Super (LGSS Pty Limited), alleging “misleading conduct and misrepresentations to the market relating to claims it was an ethical and responsible superannuation fund.” According to ASIC, Active Super claimed to invest in assets that… Read More

FTX Australia Loses Financial Service License

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has canceled the Australian financial services (AFS) license held by FTX Australia Pty Ltd effective from 14 July 2023. FTX Australia is a subsidiary of FTX that is in bankruptcy in US courts. FTX Australia was placed into… Read More

Binance Australia Offices Searched by Regulatory Authorities as Part of Derivatives Probe: Report

Binance Australia offices were recently searched by regulatory authorities as a key part of a derivatives probe. ASIC has reportedly visited the offices of Binance in Australia on Tuesday (July 4, 2023). The digital asset exchange claims that it remains focused on complying with applicable… Read More

ASIC Cancels License to Operate for Binance Australia Derivatives

Announced today, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has revoked the Australian financial services (AFS) license held by Oztures Trading Pty Ltd, trading as Binance Australia Derivatives. ASIC states that the cancellation took effect as Binance had requested the move. Binance will cease providing… Read More

ASIC Takes Action to Protect Retail Investors From Investing in Holon Crypto Funds

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has placed an interim stop order blocking Holon Investments Australia Limited from offering or distributing three funds to retail investors due to “non-compliant target market determinations (TMDs).” The order is for 21 days unless it is revoked. ASIC expects… Read More

ASICs Priorities for Next Four Years Include Crypto, Cyber Risks and More

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has posted its Corporate Plan, which seeks to chart its course over the next four years. As one may anticipate, it is heavy on tech-related items, including crypto or digital assets. Joseph Longo, Chair of ASIC, states in… Read More

Currencycloud Licensed in Australia to Offer Multi-Currency Payments, Digital Wallet

Currencycloud, a payments and transfer Fintech based in London, has received a license to operate in Australia granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Currencycloud said it may now offer its “full suite” of services to Australian clients. This past January in advance… Read More

Australia’s Westpac Penalized $113M After Several Major ASIC Legal Actions

The Federal Court in Australia has reportedly ordered Westpac to pay penalties in the amount of $113 million “for widespread compliance failures across multiple businesses, including Westpac’s banking, superannuation, wealth management and insurance brands.” Justice Beach recently handed down his decision “in the last of… Read More

LendInvest Selects Former ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft as Senior Advisor

Leading UK-based property Fintech LendInvest has hired Greg Medcraft, former Head of Australia’s regulator, as Senior Advisor. Medcraft Commissioner and then Chairman of Australia’s financial services regulator, ASIC was from 2009 to 2017. Until last year, he was Director of the Directorate for Financial and… Read More

Australia: Former Bitconnect Promoter John Bigatton Charged Following ASIC Investigation

Bitconnect, a legendary crypto scam that was exemplified by a viral video, has emerged once again as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has announced charges against Bitconnect promoter John Bigatton following a long investigation. From August 2017 to January 2018, Bigatton was said… Read More

As Sporting Events Shut Down, SportsBet Took Wagers on Stock Indexes Until Regulators Shut Them Down

Necessity is the mother of invention. This we know. Sportsbet, an Australian online bookmaker, saw betting tank just like most other businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. At the end of March Stuart Allott, Sportsbet head of corporate affairs, told BI Australia: “Given the unprecedented… Read More

Australian Government Passes New Bill to Extend Scope and Time Period Fintech Firms May Spend on Testing New Products

The Australian government passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019 on February 10, 2020. The bill has been introduced in order to extend the overall scope and time period Fintech firms may spend on the country’s current framework. Updating the existing… Read More

Australia: Lime Shuts Down “Digital Advice Tools” Following Concerns Raised by ASIC

Lime FS Pty Ltd has agreed to shut down “digital advice tools” following concerns raised by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). According to ASIC, Lime has voluntarily shut down two digital advice referenced as robo advice. Lime FS’ corporate authorised representatives, Plenty Wealth… Read More

Cryptocurrency-Aided Cybercrimine Syndicate Drained Retirement Accounts in Australia

Australian police have “dismantled” a cybercrime syndicate that used cryptocurrencies to purchase “fraudulently-obtained identities” on Dark Net markets and then use these identities to open bank accounts and drain victims’ retirement savings. According to a release from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), “Investigations have… Read More

Cryptocurrency Dealers Courting Australian Self-Managed Retirement Fund Investors and Advisors

“Australia happens to be the only developed country where retirement money, superannuation money, can very easily be invested into cryptocurrencies,” Zebpay crypto exchange CEO Ajeet Khurana told a Financial Review reporter recently. Zebpay, a cryptocurrency exchange, announced last year that it was shutting down in response to… Read More

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission Updates Information on ICOs and Crypto Assets: Operate Lawfully

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated regulatory information pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-assets. In a release, ASIC recommended that businesses engaged in crypto “consider their legal obligations and satisfy themselves they are operating lawfully.” ASIC stated that their recent… Read More

Australian Securities & Investment Commission Touts Growth of Alternative Finance, Fintech Innovation. Publishes Reports on Marketplace Lending and “Crowd-Sourced Funding”

The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has published several reports touting the progress of Fintech in Australia. ASIC said that recent surveys show an increase in demand – aided in part by ASIC’s Innovation Hub. Australia may be a smaller market but it has… Read More

Bitmain Debuts Next Generation 7nm ASIC Chip for SHA256 Mining


Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, announced on Monday the launch of its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip, BM1397. According to Bitmain, the new chip achieves new feats in performance, chip area and energy efficiency for mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH),… Read More

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