Tagged: enforcement action

Chinese Authorities Conclude Ant Group’s Regulatory Restructuring Process with $984M Penatly

China’s regulatory authorities revealed on Friday (July 7, 2023) a 7.12 billion yuan (approximately $984 million) fine for Ant Group, a decision that effectively ends a lengthy regulatory revamp of the Fintech firm while marking an important step to concluding a massive crackdown on the… Read More

Danish Financial Supervisory Authority Orders Saxo Bank to Liquidate its Cryptocurrency Holdings

On 4 July 2023, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority made a decision that Saxo Bank A/S’ trading in crypto assets for its own account is found “to lie outside the legal business area of ​​financial institutions, including section 24 of the Financial Business Act.” On… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Takes Action Against Huobi Global for Operating Crypto Exchange without Registration

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has taken action against Huobi Global Limited, and its Chief Executive Officer Leon Li for “operating a digital asset exchange (DAX) in Malaysia without registration.” Accordingly, the SC has “issued a public reprimand against Huobi Global Limited, and Leon Li… Read More

SEC and DOJ Charge Frank Founder Charlie Javice with Fraud in Connection with $175M Sale of Student Loan Assistance Fintech to JP Morgan Chase

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Charlie Javice, the founder of the defunct student loan assistance company previously known as Frank, “with fraud in connection with the $175 million sale of the company to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMC) in 2021.” The SEC’s… Read More

CFTC Charges Binance, Founder Changpeng Zhao, Others with “Numerous Violations” in Civil Enforcement Act

Zhao Changpeng

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against Binance, founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (known as CZ), and former Chief Compliance Officer Samuel Lim with “numerous violations” of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and other regulations. Filed in the U.S. District Court for… Read More

Federal Trade Commission Fines Credit Karma $3M Over Allegedly False “Pre-Approved” Offers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against credit services company Credit Karma for “deploying dark patterns to misrepresent that consumers were ‘pre-approved’ for credit card offers.” The FTC alleges that the company “used claims that consumers were ‘pre-approved’ and had ‘90% odds’ to… Read More

BlockFi Is Reportedly Getting Ready to Pay $100M to Settle SEC Allegations Concerning Crypto Lending

BlockFi Inc. is reportedly getting ready to pay $100 million in order to settle allegations from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and State regulators that it had been illegally offering a product that pays clients really high interest rates to lend out their… Read More

OSC Announces Settlement Agreement Against Firms Selling CFDs to Ontario Investors in Improper Manner

A panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) confirms that it has approved a settlement agreement with Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd (VGP) and Vantage International Group Ltd (VIG) for selling contracts for difference (CFDs) to Ontario investors in an improper manner. The settlement agreement… Read More

SEC Charges Digital Asset Issuer LBRY with Sale of Unregistered Securities, LBRY Creates Site Claiming the SEC Does Not Understand Crypto

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged LBRY with conducting an offering of digital assets deemed to be unregistered securities. LBRY is a blockchain-based company that is working on a digital marketplace, using its native currency LBC, for content such as images, video, audio,… Read More

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