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SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission to Increase Threshold for Reviewed Financials Under Reg CF

The SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) has posted its recommendation to the Commission, taking the stance that issuers using Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) should receive some relief under the current requirement to provide reviewed financials starting at an offering of $124,000. The… Read More

Paxos Provides Update on SEC Probe of BUSD Stablecoin, Regulator Will Not Pursue Enforcement Action

Paxos, the regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, announced that it received a formal termination notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 9, 2024, stating that it will “not recommend enforcement action against Paxos Trust Company in the investigation of Binance… Read More

McHenry Slams President Biden for Vetoing Congressional Resolution Challenging the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121

Congressman Patrick McHenry took to the floor of the House today to criticize the actions of President Joe Biden regarding his veto of HJ Res. 109 as well as the inability of FIT21 – digital asset legislation – to become law. McHenry noted that HJ… Read More

Binance Says Latest Development Is A Positive Step After US Judge Struck Serious Blow to SEC Chair Gensler’s Regulation-by-Enforcement Approach

On Friday, June 28, 2024, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia appeared to have struck a major blow to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler’s “regulation-by-enforcement” campaign being carried out against secondary crypto-asset… Read More

Coinbase Responds to US SEC’s Effort to Block “Reasonable Discovery” from SEC Chair Gary Gensler

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), confirmed via social media that Coinbase has responded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) effort to block “reasonable discovery” from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler in a case that it—not Coinbase—chose to file. Democracy, as well… Read More

Footnote: SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda Says Tailored Registration Statement Needed for Digital Assets

In commenting on a rule adopted this week pertaining to Registered Index-Linked Annuities and an amended registration form to accommodate these offerings, SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda slipped in a note about his opinion as to how crypto or digital asset offerings may be managed going… Read More

Consensys Says it Fully Expected SEC to File Lawsuit Alleging MetaMask Software Failed to Register as Securities Broker

Consensys claims that it fully expected the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to follow through on its threat to claim their MetaMask software interface must register as a securities broker. Consensys further noted via social media that the SEC has been pursuing an “anti-crypto… Read More

Supreme Court Rules Defendents in SEC Civil Actions Entitled to Jury Trial

In what will be a dramatic change for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Supreme Court has ruled that when the SEC seeks civil penalties against a defendant for securities fraud, the defendant is entitled to a jury trial. Currently, the SEC may adjudicate… Read More

US Senate Approves Joint Resolution that Overturns SAB 121 – the SEC Rule that Prevents Certain Regulated Firms from Providing Custody for Digital Assets

Following approval in the House earlier this month, the US Senate has voted on and approved HJ Res. 109, which overturns the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) 121 under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). When the House approved the resolution. Chairman of the House Financial… Read More

Reg A+ Issuer FAT Brands Charged with Fraud by SEC, Criminal Charges filed By US Attorny’s Office

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (NASDQ:FAT) has been hit with allegations of fraud. This past Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges against FAT, its former CEO and current Chairman, Andrew Wiederhorn, and its former CFOs, Ron Roe and Rebecca Hershinger,… Read More

Coinbase CEO Welcomes Robinhood to Elite Wells Notice Club

Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong welcomed Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) to the Wells Notice club. This past week, it was reported that Robinhood has received a Wells Notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A Wells Notice indicates that SEC staff is recommending an enforcement action by… Read More

Robinhood Shares Response to Receipt of Wells Notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOOD) announced that it had received a Wells Notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff. As reported on May 6, 2024, Robinhood Crypto (RHC) received a Wells Noticer “indicating [staff] will recommend that the Commission file an enforcement action.”… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission to Make it Easier to Become an Accredited Investor

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) have finally issued their recommendation regarding the definition of Accredited Investors. This definition impacts the Reg D marketplace, an ecosystem that enabled around $3 trillion in funding in 2023. Just about… Read More

SEC’s Small Business Committee to Discuss Crowdfunding (Reg CF), Angel Investing Trends in Upcoming Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) is set to convene on Monday, May 6, 2024, to discuss key topics in small business financing, including the state of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and trends in angel investing. The meeting, accessible… 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

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

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

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

Nigeria’s SEC Proposes Hefty Fee Hike for Crypto Exchanges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has announced proposed revisions to the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency service platforms. The adjustments include a substantial increase in the registration fee for cryptocurrency exchanges, escalating from 30 million naira ($18,620) to 150 million naira ($93,000). The… Read More

SEC Files Charges Against CryptoFX, Alleges $300 Million Crypto Ponzi Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against CryptoFX LLC, alleging a $300 million crypto Ponzi scam. The SEC states that 17 individuals have been charged in a plot based in Texas that targeted the Latino community in the US as well as other… Read More

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