Tagged: securities and exchange commission

SEC Charges the Hydrogen Technology Company, Executives for Allegations Regarding Unregistered “Sales of Crypto Asset Securities”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SECI  has filed charges against The Hydrogen Technology Corporation, former CEO, Michael Ross Kane, and Tyler Ostern, the CEO of Moonwalkers Trading Limited, for allegations regarding the sale of unregistered “crypto asset securities” of Hydro. The SEC also alleges that… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission to Make it Easier to Trade Reg A+ Securities

Several weeks back, the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) met and discussed secondary transactions for securities issued under Regulation A (Reg A+) as well as Reg CF. Private securities must adhere to various rules for investors to sell a holding creating hurdles… Read More

House Republicans Challenge SEC’s Authority to Pursue Climate Disclosure, ESG Rules, Includes Reg CF on the List

Several House Republicans have sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler challenging his authority to demand climate disclosure reports from firms as well as other proposed rules, including ESG ambitions and areas like SPACs. Republican members of the House, including the top Republican on… Read More

Robinhood Rises on Back of Chatter that Payment for Order Flow will Remain in Place

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD), a social trading platform providing access to both traditional securities and crypto, is seeing a bump in its share price as chatter indicates that the practice of Payment for Order Flow – will remain in place. Robinhood promotes is a fee trading service… Read More

Sparkster’s SPRK Token Offering is Target of SEC Enforcement Action, Must Pay $35 Million Penalty, Involved Ian Balina

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has issued a Cease & Desist against Sparkster Ltd., and its CEO Sajjad Daya for offering unregistered digital asset securities. According to the SEC’s complaint, the SPRK token offering took place from April 2018 through July 2018,… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Shares Agenda for September Meeting

The SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) is scheduled to hold a meeting this week, on September 21st. The agenda of the meeting has just been released. The meeting will focus on four panels including: Human capital management labor valuation and performance data; 10B-1 position reporting; 13D… Read More

SEC Creates New Office of Crypto Assets to Address Unique and Evolving Issues Related to Crypto

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created two new offices – one focused specifically on the digital asset or crypto-asset sector. According to the SEC, the Office of Crypto Assets has been added to the Division of Corporation Finance’s Disclosure Review Program (DRP). The… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Sings the Same Song on Crypto Regulation: Everything is a Security (Pretty Much)

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler continues to assert that pretty much all digital assets are securities and should be regulated as such. As part of the SEC Speaks series, Chair Gensler said that of the approximately 10,000 “tokens” he believes they are securities and the few… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Schedules Meeting, Will Discuss Climate Disclosure Along with Other Topics

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) has scheduled a meeting for September 21st. According to the Sunshine Act Notice, the IAC will be discussing Climate Disclosure along with a recommendation made by the Committee. Currently, the SEC is proposing new rules… Read More

Internet Offering Fraud: SEC Charges Group With Fraud for Bogus Fund that Didn’t Exist

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the Archer Capital Management Group, Archer Growth Fund, and two related entities, HDR Management LLC and Silvermoon Group LLC, with an alleged fraudulent scheme that raised $2.6 million from at least 20 unsuspecting investors. According to the… Read More

Regulation by Op-Ed: Cato Criticizes Chair Genslers Regulatory Musings on Crypto Regulation

Several days ago, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler took to the pages of WSJ.com to reflect on crypto markets and regulations. This has been a hot topic for several years now as clear-cut rules by regulators still don’t quite exist. Chair Gensler is of the opinion… Read More

SEC Publishes Draft Strategic Plan, Says it Must Pursue New Authorities from Congress

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a draft strategic plan for the 2022 to 2026 fiscal years. The plan targets three goals: Protect working families against fraud, manipulation, and misconduct; Develop and implement a robust regulatory framework that keeps pace with evolving markets,… Read More

SEC Warns Investors About the Risks of Reg D

This past week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), staff of the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, posted a warning about private placements under Reg D, including 506c and 506b, as well as Rule 504. Reg D is an exemption that is widely utilized… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission to Make SPACs Work

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), is telling the Commission to help SPACs [Special Purposed Acquisition Companies] work – not shut them down by over-regulating. Posted last month, in a letter to Chairman Gary Gensler, the SBCFAC stated:… Read More

Dragonchain Charged with Unregistered Crypto Asset Securities Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Dragonchain, Dragonchain Foundation, the Dragon Company and founder John Joseph Roets with raising $16.5 million in an “unregistered crypto asset securities offering.” In the complaint, the SEC alleges that Roets, Dragonchain, and the Foundation conducted an unregistered… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission Climate Disclosure May Deter Firms from Going Public

Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), held a meeting to discuss proposed rules on climate risk disclosure. The meeting addressed potential rule changes initiated by the SEC and championed by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler. When… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee to Discuss Crowdfunded Securities and Liquidity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) has scheduled a meeting to discuss the topic of crowdfunded securities, under Reg CF and Reg +, and liquidity. The SBCFAC is a group of industry leaders that advise the Commission on… Read More

SEC Touts Data Analysis Tools in Detecting Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed multiple enforcement actions involving allegations of insider trading. The charges are also being joined by parallel criminal charges filed in the Southern District of New York. According to the SEC, three actions emanated from the SEC Enforcement… Read More

Coinbase – We Do Not List Securities: Crypto Exchange Counters SEC Assertion in Insider Trading Enforcement Action

In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an enforcement action alleging insider trading involving a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager and two other partners. Simultaneously, criminal charges were filed by the US Department of Justice. Buried within the SEC complaint was the statement… Read More

What Are Opponents Saying About the SECs Push to Demand Climate Risk Disclosures?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed ESG rules that may compel public firms to disclose climate risks that may impact the environment. The rule proposal was accepting comments from interested parties up until this past week with a deadline of June 17th. While everyone… Read More

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