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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

Reg CF: In More than 3 Years this Crowdfunding Exemption has Seen Zero Fraud in Contrast to What Some Expected

Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding], the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions created by the bi-partisan JOBS Act of 2012, became officially actionable in May of 2016. In that time, hundreds of issuers have raised money on FINRA regulated “funding portals” taking advantage of the internet… 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

NASAA Warning on Initial Loan Procurements: “Crowdfunding Meets Blockchain”

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has issued an investor advisory on “Initial Loan Procurements.” Initial Loan Procurements are described as “Crowdfunding Meets Blockchain.” To quote NASAA: “Companies using blockchain technology need to raise capital just like any other company. One way these companies… Read More

NASAA Issues Investor Advisory on Robo-Advisors

Are you an informed investor? That’s what the North American Association of Securities Administrators (NASAA) wants to know when it comes to Robo-Advisors. The lobbying group has just posted an investor advisory cautioning individuals about the Fintech sector of Robo-Advisors. NASAA represents state and provincial… Read More

North American Securities Administrators Association Worries About Fintech and State Regulatory Relevance

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued their legislative agenda for the 116th Congress. Buried within their priorities were the Association’s concerns pertaining to emerging Fintech services. Fintech has the capacity to provide better services for both consumers and businesses – typically… Read More

A Potential Pathway Forward for U.S. Initial Coin Offerings

This summer, with little fanfare, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced some interesting and, in our view, directionally enlightened ideas on potential changes to state securities laws as they relate to secondary market trading. If you aren’t familiar with NASAA, it is a… 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

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

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

NASAA Tackles Cryptocurrency Regulation in Policy Roundtable

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) held a public policy roundtable this week in Washington, DC. One of the big topics of the gathering was “What the Rise of Cryptocurrency Means for Investor Protection.”  NASAA is the group that represents state and provincial regulators. These… Read More

Recent Cease & Desist by Texas Regulators Targeting BitconnectX ICO May Foreshadow More Enforcement Actions

The regulatory drums are getting louder when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The first shot across the virtual bow was the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Report addressing the DAO and the fact it was an unregistered security. Since last July, there have been… Read More

NASAA Publishes List of Cryptocurrency Concerns & Red Flags for Fraud

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published a list of concerns and red flags regarding cryptocurrency investment offers. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state and provincial securities regulators. Joseph Borg, the Director of the Alabama Securities Commission and current NASAA President… Read More

How to Move the Outsiders In: What’s Missing in the Movement

  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead, Anthropologist This quote is often used to nudge small groups of activists into increased optimism. To remind us that sweeping… Read More

There are Now 34 States Plus the District of Columbia that Have Legalized Intrastate Crowdfunding

The regulatory environment continues to evolve for investment crowdfunding. While many people may have heard of the various federal exemptions that allow non-public companies to sell securities online (Reg D 506c, Reg A+ and Reg CF) most people are probably unaware of the fact that… Read More

NASAA Reports Downward Trend in Enforcement Actions

There were several interesting presentations at the most recent SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) meeting last month.  One of the reports came from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) – the group that represents and lobbies on behalf of state… Read More

Have the Wheels Fallen Off of Reg CF Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding, as allowed under Reg CF (created by Title III of the JOBS Act) was designed to improve access to capital for smaller firms in need of funding while providing new investment opportunities for smaller investors. For too many years the little guy has been… Read More

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