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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 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 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

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 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

“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

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

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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