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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

The North American Securities Administrators Association Hammers SEC’s Move to Broaden the Definition of an Accredited Investor

The President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), Christopher W. Gerold, has issued a statement regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to modernize and improve the definition of an accredited investor. NASAA is the advocacy and lobbying group that represents state… Read More

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

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