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NASAA’s 2022 Fall Annual Meeting – Nashville

Join your North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) colleagues and peers at the premier event for securities regulators and the financial services industry, NASAA’s 2022 Fall Annual Meeting, which will be held, September 18-20, at the JW Marriott Nashville. The theme for this year’s Fall… Read More

NASAA Issues Warning About Investing in the Metaverse, Including NFTs, Virtual Real Estate and More

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has issued a warning to investors regarding “investment scams and frauds offered in the unregulated metaverse.” The NASAA advisory states that the metaverse may offer investment opportunities, including virtual real estate, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other businesses. But… Read More

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Cautions Against “Finfluencers”

Earlier this month, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued an advisory cautioning the public on the rise of “Finfluencers.” NASAA is the association that represents state and provincial financial regulators. It also lobbies on behalf of state authority over securities and providers. Finfluencers… Read More

BlockFi to Pay Each State $944K to Settle Claims of Sales of Unregistered Securities: Ohio Securities Commissioner – Hopefully Other Unregistered Fintech Firms Take Notice

BlockFi will pay each US state $943,396.22 as part of a settlement alleging the offer and sales of unregistered securities. This is according to a note from the Ohio Division of Securities, that posted a consent order this week regarding the matter. In February, it… Read More

North American Securities Administrators Association Targets Peer to Peer Lending Platforms

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is scrutinizing peer-to-peer lending. NASAA is the association and lobbying group that represents state and provincial regulators in North America. NASAA has issued a proposal on P2P lending and is seeking public comment on the Statement of Policy… Read More

BlockFi Settles with the SEC, Pays $100 Million in Penalties

BlockFi, a top crypto platform that provides crypto lending services, has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission following an investigation into the company’s activities. The settlement was leaked last week and BlockFi will be paying a total $100 million penalties. There were no allegations… Read More

NASAA Publishes Annual List of Investment Risks: Crypto – Digital Assets Top the List

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published its annual list of investor lists. NASAA is the lobbying-representative group that represents state securities regulators across the US as well as provincial regulators in Canada and Mexican regulators as well. Topping the list for 2022… Read More

NASAA Fintech and Cybersecurity Symposium – Virtual

The program will begin with opening remarks from President Lubin. Following her will be a keynote address by Jonathan Rajewski, Managing Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response with Stroz Friedberg. Rajewski is a recognized industry leader in the field of digital forensics who has… Read More

NASAA to Hold Fintech – Cybersecurity Symposium, Will Discuss DeFi

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has scheduled a Fintech and Cybersecurity Symposium to take place on December 14, 2021. NASAA represents state, Canadian provincial, and Mexican securities regulators and thus play a key role in fraud enforcement and regulation. NASAA has 67 members,… Read More

NASAA Says More Enforcement Actions in Past Year

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the entity that represents state and provincial securities regulators, has distributed its annual Enforcement Report. In a public statement, NASAA said there have been a growing number of investigations and enforcement actions involving, precious metals, self directed IRAs,… Read More

NASAA Tells Biden Administration to “Pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace”

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is distributing a letter sent to the Biden Administration asking the new President to “pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace.” This includes exemptions created by the JOBS Act – a bill signed… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Advocates Join to Launch New Fintech Startup GUARDD in Move to Boost Secondary Markets for Exempt Securities

The exempt securities marketplace can be arcane and challenging to manage for entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital. The advent of online capital formation has helped to democratize access to capital as well as streamline securities offerings but hurdles do remain. A new startup co-founded by… Read More

NASAA Slams SEC Move to Clarify Rules Surrounding Finders

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) distributed a comment letter today outlining its opposition to the proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s move to clarify the role of Finders. A Finder is an individual that finds investors for smaller firms. A lack of… Read More

NASAA Fintech and Cybersecurity Symposium – Virtual

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced the agenda and speakers for its October 27, 2020, Fintech and Cybersecurity Symposium. The online symposium will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m ET. Registration information is available on NASAA’s website, www.nasaa.org. Following remarks… 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

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

NASAA Cautions About Fraud During COVID-19 Crisis, Reaffirms Opposition to Expansion of Accredited Investor Definition

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) cautioned an SEC Committee about the potential for fraud during the COVID-19 outbreak. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state and provincial securities regulators. Christopher W. Gerold, NASAA President and Chief of the New Jersey Bureau… Read More

NASAA Slams SEC’s Proposal to Update Accredited Investor Definition to Enable Sophisticated Individuals to Qualify

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the entity that lobbies on behalf of state and provincial regulators, is “urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) not to move forward with its proposal to expand access to high-risk private securities offerings to individual investors.” NASAA… Read More

“Real Life Regulators” – North American Securities Administrators Association Launches Podcast Covering Fraud Enforcement Activities of State Securities Regulators

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the launch of a new podcast series covering the escapades of securities regulators around North America. Entitled, Real Life Regulators, the podcast’s goal is to review and discuss fraud cases regarding the financial services industry. Christopher… Read More

North American Securities Administrators Association Calls Cryptocurrencies “Top Investor Threat” in 2020

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has identified cryptocurrencies as one of “the top five products or schemes likely to trap investors in the coming year.” NASAA, “represents state and provincial securities regulators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico,” and has, “a multifaceted… Read More

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