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Thinking about buying a cryptocurrency or token? The SEC has some advice

Should you or shouldn’t you buy the latest new cryptocurrency or token? I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and asked if they should invest in bitcoin. I recently conducted an investor education program at a retirement community and a woman said to me,“My children keep telling me I need […]

SEC charges former bitcoin exchange and its founder with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged former cryptocurrency exchange BitFunder and its founder with fraud Wednesday. The regulator alleged that BitFunder and founder Jon E. Montroll ran the operation as an “unregistered securities exchange” and defrauded users of that exchange, according to a SEC statement. “Platforms that engage in the activity of a national securities […]

SEC Suspends Trading In 3 Companies Due To ‘Questions’… | News

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a report Thursday, Feb. 15 explaining the temporary suspension of trading in three companies that had made statements about acquiring cryptocurrency and “Blockchain technology-related assets”. All three companies, Cherubim Interests (CHIT), PDX Partners (PDXP), and Victura Construction Group (VICT) have been suspended starting Feb. 16 for two weeks […]

Three tiny stocks with same CEO suspended by SEC for questionable cryptocurrency announcements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday it has temporarily suspended trading in three very tiny stocks due to questions about their cryptocurrency-related announcements. The companies announced in January that they each acquired several thousand trust units in a private equity fund called “NVC Fund” with investments related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. However, those […]

Is Ethereum a Security? SEC Chair Sows Confusion

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chair J. Christopher Giancarlo testified before the Senate’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee. The hearing generally led to relief in cryptocurrency markets: bitcoin, which dipped below $6,000 around 12:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, has rallied to $8,200 at […]

SEC Chair Testified About Cryptocurrency Regulation Before Congress

As governments and regulatory agencies around the world threaten regulation to limit cryptocurrencies, the heads of the two biggest trading venues in the United States maintained a largely conciliatory posture towards them. In their Congressional testimonies to discuss cryptocurrency regulation, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC head Christopher Giancarlo did not deviate much from their […]

US: SEC, CFTC Cryptocurrency Meeting Continues Existin… | News

The dedicated session involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is taking place Tuesday, Feb. 6. The written testimonies of Jay Clayton and J. Christopher Giancarlo, the chairmen of the SEC and the CFTC respecitvely, have been released to the public. Cryptocurrency users have reacted calmly to the […]

The SEC Chairman Will Tell Congress He Supports Regulating Cryptocurrency Trading

Image: Shutterstock. Composition: Author On Tuesday morning Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton will testify before congress on the regulatory future of Bitcoin and other digital coins, intensifying the world’s focus on the technology as its value plummeted on Monday. According to Clayton’s prepared comments, released on Monday afternoon, the SEC will tell the […]

The SEC will step up its regulatory rhetoric in a senate testimony tomorrow — Quartz

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton will give a wide-ranging account of the regulator’s approach to cryptocurrencies in a testimony before the US Senate tomorrow (Feb. 6), according to a copy of the testimony uploaded to the Senate’s website. In his testimony, Clayton singles out cryptocurrency exchanges as targets for potential future […]

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