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SEC fines 27 for Poor Filing, Investor Notification Practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with 21 investment advisers and 6 broker-dealers related to their failure to timely file and deliver their client or customer relationship summaries (Form CRS) to their retail investors. On June 5, 2019, the SEC adopted Form… Read More

DeFi and Blockchain-focused ETF Filed by Goldman Sachs, Will Support Digitization of Finance

Giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has reportedly submitted an application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that could provide exposure decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain initiatives to public firms. Although there are not too many… Read More

SEC Catches Californian in Alleged Microcap Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged California resident Charlie Abujudeh with running microcap fraud schemes targeting retail investors. According to today’s complaint filed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Abujudeh was part of a group who between… Read More

Regulatory Drums Pound Louder as SEC Chair Gensler Warns Crypto Exchanges on Derivatives, Stablecoins etc.

This past week, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler addressed the American Bar Association’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee. Included in prepared remarks was a warning to crypto exchanges and their digital offerings. While most US-based crypto marketplaces have learned that adhering to securities… Read More

SEC Alleges Fraud Regarding Crowdfunded Hotel Renovation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Rahulkumar M. Patel regarding an offer of securities that was conducted on an investment crowdfunding site. According to the SEC, Patel created a company DNA Lodging East Hartford LLC, to renovate and reopen a… Read More

SEC Chair Gensler Announces Policy Team

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced five people who will serve on Chair Gary Gensler’s policy staff under Director Heather Slavkin Corzo. Corporation Finance Counsel Corey Klemmer was an analyst at the AFL-CIO’s Office of Investment. She will focus on ensuring policies allow investors… Read More

Lisa Fall, CEO of BOX Digital Markets, Waits on SEC for Regulatory Approval of Blockchain Based BSTX

  In 2018, BOX Digital Markets and tZERO entered into a joint venture that was predicted to become the world’s first regulated exchange for trading security tokens.  At the time of the announcement, it was reported that tZERO would manage the tech stack, maintenance, and… Read More

SEC Hits UBS With $8M Fine for ETP Compliance Failures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week filed a settled action against UBS Financial Services related to compliance failures for sales of a volatility-linked exchange-traded product (ETP). It marks the sixth case for the agency’s ETP Initiative. The ETP was designed to track short-term… Read More

Hinman Deposition in SEC vs. Ripple Labs Time to Look Back

A judge’s decision to depose former Securities and Exchange Commission director William Hinman in the case of the SEC vs, Ripple Labs has the cryptocurrency industry talking, so now is a good time to revisit Hinman’s comments as a refresher. Hinman made the comments at… Read More

SEC Files Fraud Charges Involving Two Firms, One Promised an App to to Transact in Crypto on Mobile Phones

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced fraud charges against Aron Govil of Jacksonville, Florida, for defrauding investors in two companies he controlled, Cemtrex Inc. and Telidyne Inc. Allegedly, Govil, the controlling shareholder and executive director of Cemtrex, misappropriated over $7 million of investor… Read More

SEC Obtains Restraining Order and Freeze on Alleged Offering Fraud that Raised $12 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has received a temporary restraining order and asset freeze to halt an alleged ongoing offering targeting retail investors. Reportedly, 277 individuals have committed $12 million to a firm called Profit Connect Wealth Services Inc, operated by a… Read More

SEC Commissioners Peirce and Roisman Comment on Enforcement Action Regarding Coinschedule

SEC Commissioners Elad Roisman and Hester Peirce have joined together in issuing a public statement on Blotics, a firm formerly operating as Coinschedule, and the enforcement action by the SEC that was revealed today. As was previously reported, the SEC has settled charges against the… Read More

SEC Settles Charges Against Coinschedule.com Owner

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against UK company Blotics, the operator of Coinschedule.com, a site that promoted digital securities offerings. Blotics was determined to have violated the anti-touting provisions of the federal securities laws by failing to disclose the compensation it… Read More

SEC Hits Teachers Insurance Subsidiary With $97M Fine

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined a subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) $97 million for producing inaccurate and misleading statements and a failure to adequately disclose conflicts of interest to thousands of participants in TIAA record-kept employer-sponsored retirement… Read More

SEC Announces Charges in SPAC Fraud Caper, Warns of SPAC Risks

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a group of people and companies for misleading claims about a recent special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), assertions which stood to gain one CEO $200 million in shares. Facing charges are SPAC Stable Road Acquisition Company, its… Read More

Long Blockchain: Three People Hit with Insider Trading Charges

Individuals affiliated with Long Blockchain, previously operating as Long Island Iced Tea Company, have been hit with allegations of insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Once a beverage firm, during the early days of the blockchain boom the company decided to pivot… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Hardware Wallet to be Developed by Jack Dorsey’s Payments Fintech Square

Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) will reportedly be developing a hardware wallet for Bitcoin (BTC), the payments giant revealed on Thursday (July 8, 2021). We’re doing it #Bitcoin https://t.co/IwbKuBoXGv — jack (@jack) July 8, 2021 Square’s announcement came after US Senator Elizabeth Warren cautioned about the… Read More

Senator Elizabeth Warren Tells SEC Chairman Gary Gensler That Crypto Exchanges are Undermining the SEC’s Mission

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, has sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler telling the securities regulator that crypto exchanges may be undermining the SEC’s mission of basic investor protections. Gensler, for his part, has publicly worried that crypto… Read More

SEC Charges Canadian in Front-Running Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a trader at a Canadian-based asset management firm in an extensive front-running scheme that netted family members close to $4 million. For more than six years Sean Wygovsky allegedly traded in his family members’ accounts at brokerage firms… Read More

SEC Charges Parallax Health Sciences, Pair of Execs for Pandemic Falsehoods

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Parallax Health Sciences and two of its executives for misleading statements about its readiness to battle COVID-19. CEO Paul Arena and CTO Nathaniel Bradley were also charged. Trading in Parallax common stock was temporarily halted on April 10,… Read More

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