Tagged: cease and desist

Karatbars International GmbH is “Not Authorized to Render Any Financial Advice and Intermediary Services”, South Africa’s Financial Regulator Warns

South Africa’s financial regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), has issued a warning against Karatbars International GmbH, a German company that has been promoting a digital currency, called KaratGold Coin, which is allegedly backed by gold. According to FSCA’s release: “Karatbars International GmbH is… Read More

Food for Thought: SEC Turns Up the Heat on Utility Token Sales

  This article is written by the authors solely in their personal capacities, and the views expressed are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer or any other person.  This article does not constitute, and should not be relied… Read More

UPDATED – Administrative Hearing Begins For Candace Klein; Klein Lawyer: “The company’s out of business.”

The first day of Candace Klein’s highly-anticipated hearing is in the books. In what could be a watershed moment for crowdfunding in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Division of Securities is squaring off against Klein. The backdrop: a notice of intent to issue cease… Read More

Batman-Themed Indiegogo Campaign Nets Cease & Desist From Warner Bros.

The creators of webseries Batgirl: Spoiled were disappointed to find themselves on the wrong end of a cease & desist from Warner Bros. Entertainment, who currently owns the rights to the Batman likeness and franchise. Indiegogo promptly removed the campaign page and the project’s creators are now… Read More

Interview: Barry James Talks UK Crowdfunding Day, Crowdfunding Deep Impact Conference

Barry James is founding editor at The Crowdfunding Centre and the founder and director of The Social Foundation, an organization that aims toward “providing leadership towards the new open social economy via research, education and policy development.” We recently caught up with James to discuss… Read More

Kickstarter Threatens Legal Action Against UK Crowdfunding Day

UK Crowdfunding Day is coming up, scheduled for November 1st at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Their home page lists “Prominent UK Crowdfunding Organisations and Supporters,” of which various industry participants are listed. At one point Kickstarter was included on that list. Not anymore…. Read More

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