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SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Schedules Next Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), has scheduled its next meeting for May 6, 2024. As of today, the agenda has not been released. At the last meeting in February, the SBCFAC discussed multiple topics of interest, including a… Read More

Five Investment Advisors Penalized by the SEC for Alleged Violations of Marketing Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalized five individual investment advisors for allegations of violating marketing rules. According to the SEC, each entity has settled the charges and agreed to pay $200,000 in combined penalties. The five firms are as follows: GeaSphere LLC Bradesco… Read More

Uniswap Founder Hayden Adams Shares Comments After Receiving Wells Notice from SEC

Hayden Adams, founder of Uniswap, confirmed on April 10, 2024 that Uniswap Labs received a Wells notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Hayden says he is not surprised but just “annoyed, disappointed, and ready to fight.” Today @Uniswap Labs received a Wells… Read More

SEC Schedules Annual Small Business Forum

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC), Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation has scheduled the 43rd Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. This gathering will occur with three virtual sessions April 16-18 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Several years ago, these… Read More

Jury Finds Terraform Labs and Do Kwon Guilty of Crypto Fraud, SEC Director Calls for Compliance

Following a nine-day trial, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has found Terraform Labs PTE Ltd. and its former CEO, Do Kwon, guilty of defrauding investors in crypto asset securities. The verdict comes after the Court’s… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Schedules Hearing on SEC’s Troublesome Climate Disclosure Rule

The House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent rule change that requires public firms to disclose climate impact. The new ESG-type rules have been controversial at best, with some lambasting the Commission as becoming the Securities… Read More

SEC Posts Final Judgement Pertaining to GA Investors and Fraud that Involved Crypto

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published the final judgment regarding GA Investors, which is said to have operated dozens of fraudulent websites, including GA-Investors.org. The final judgment was entered by default and includes a demand for GA Investors to pay more than $1.1… Read More

SEC Posts Final Judgment on Coinspark, FLiK ICOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has posted that it has obtained a final judgment against defendants Ryan Felton, FLiK, and CoinSpark. The SEC had previously charged the defendants in 2020 for two initial coin offerings (ICOs) that were deemed to be fraudulent. Felton, FLiK,… Read More

CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham Claims Regulatory Agency Could Be Infringing on the SEC’s Authority in KuCoin Case

Caroline Pham from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been critical of the actions of her own regulatory agency, noting that the CFTC could be interfering on its partner agency in the recent charges it made against digital currency exchange KuCoin this past week…. Read More

The SEC is Looking for People to Join its Investor Advisory Committee (IAC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for new members to add to its Investor Advisory Committee (IAC). Currently, they have five openinings on the Committee that aims to provide guidance to the Commission on items that impact individual investors. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street… Read More

Internet Investment Advisors Now Required to Register with the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has amended existing rules to require internet investment advisers to register with the Commission. According to the SEC’s Fact Sheet, the amendments will: Require an adviser that relies upon the internet adviser exemption to provide investment advice to all… Read More

US Judge Says Coinbase Will Have to Face SEC’s Lawsuit

Digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) will have to face the Securities and Exchange Commmission’s (SEC) lawsuit, a Judge has recently ruled. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday (March 27, 2024) stated that the US SEC’s lawsuit against Coinbase may proceed. However, the presiding judge… Read More

House Financial Services and Agriculture Committees Demands the SEC Clarify Treatment of Ether (ETH). Is it a Security?

Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture are demanding that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clarify whether Ether (ETH—Ethereum) is a security or something else. In recent years, the SEC has publicly stated ETH is not a security…. Read More

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Vendetta Against Elon Musk Continues as She Tells SEC Tesla May Have Violated Securities Law

Senator Elizabeth Warren is on the warpath once again, taking aim at one of her favorite targets: Elon Musk. In a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Senator Warren tells SEC Chairman Gary Gensler that Musk and Tesla’s Board of Directors “may… Read More

The SEC “Does an Increasingly Ineffective Job”: Securities Policy Expert Hammers Commission at House Hearing

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee, Capital Markets Subcommittee held a hearing on the alleged overreach of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the need for reform. The current Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Gary Gensler, has been criticized by many policymakers as… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Claims SEC Will Soon Declare Ethereum a Security

It was not too long ago that the Securities and Exchange Commission determined Ethereum (ETH) NOT to be a security. But times change, and new leaders take over. In this case, it is the Chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler. According to an X distributed… Read More

SEC’s New Climate Disclosure Rules on Pause Following Court Order

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enacted new climate disclosure rules for public companies. This represents part of a broader political agenda at the SEC that aims to enact new rules that align with ESG or Environmental, Social, and Governance activist policies. The… Read More

Genesis Settles with the SEC, Pays Penalty of $21 Million

Genesis Global Capital, LLC has settled charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that emerged due to the Commission’s claims that its Gemini Earn program involved the sales of securities. The Earn program, powered by Genesis, allowed crypto investors to generate income while… Read More

SEC Charges Two Firms With Making Bogus Claims Regarding Artificial Intelligence

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against two firms claiming these entities made “misleading statements” in regard to the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI). Delphia (USA) Inc. and Global Predictions Inc. have both agreed to settle the SEC’s charges and pay $400,000… Read More

After Spot Bitcoin ETF Approvals, US Senators Request SEC Chair Not Approve Other Crypto ETFs

Democrats Senator Jack Reed and Senator Laphonza Butler have sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler requesting that the regulatory agency step in to ensure that broker-dealers are providing investors with adequate disclosures regarding Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs or exchange-traded funds… Read More

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