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The SEC Tells Traders to Stay Away from Bitcoin Digital

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is telling traders to stay far away from a company that’s been allegedly endorsed by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. The firm is also utilizing what appear to be fake endorsements from celebrities, though the company is unregulated and is not in line with present financial legislation.The SEC Continues Its Crackdown of Phony Crypto FirmsThe enterprise the SEC is referring to is known simply as “Bitcoin Digital.” Agents claim that the...

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The Fight Between Kik Crypto and the SEC Ends

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalized Kik for launching an initial coin offering (ICO) that allegedly did not go through the appropriate registration protocols with the agency. Kik is now being required to fork out a $5 million fee.The SEC and Kik Have Reached a SettlementThe SEC has sworn up and down over the past few years that it would go after all token offerings that have in some way or another gone against its rules. It has warned many crypto ventures offering...

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SEC Sues John McAfee for Phony Crypto Touting

Bitcoin advocate John McAfee – the creator of the world’s biggest antivirus software – has been arrested in Spain. He has been charged with negligence and failing to file tax returns while living in the United States. To add insult to injury, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing McAfee over several phony cryptocurrency giveaways.McAfee Is Facing the DirtMcAfee has been one of the most controversial figures throughout the entire cryptocurrency space. He has often taken quite a...

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The SEC Seems to Admit Its Crypto Laws Could Be Clearer

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with a company known as Unikrn, Inc. The company is believed to have offered its new token through an unregistered offering.The SEC: Our Rules Could Be More UnderstandableThe crypto space is certainly no stranger to stories like this, and as of late, the agency appears to be very strict when it comes to exacting the appropriate penalties on crypto companies that don’t follow the rules and regulations in place.However, the SEC is...

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Rapper T.I. Hit By SEC After Promoting Phony Crypto

Rapper T.I. is being hit with felony charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has been ordered to pay a penalty fee of $75,000 for his role in a scam-laden initial coin offering (ICO).The SEC Goes After T.I.The SEC has made it clear over the past few years that it’s not going to play around. If you try to cheat investors, if you fail to register as a security, if you step out of line in any way, the agency will come after you and it will penalize you. It seems that the...

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FC Barcelona’s BAR ICO Completed in Two Hours, Raising $1.3 Million

The flash sale of FC Barcelona’s BAR token, which looks like a flashy wording for an Initial Coin Offering, carried out on the platforms Chilliz and Socios, sold 600,000 tokens priced at 2EUR each in less than two hours.Barça Supporters Now Own 600 000 “Barça Fan Tokens”One of the biggest football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona, has sold its first tokens in a very short time. In a Monday flash sale, supported by token platforms Chiliz.net and Socios.com, 600 000 Barça Fan Tokens at a set...

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BitClave Settles 2017 Token Sale Allegations with the SEC

Blockchain firm BitClave is being forced to refund all the money it earned three years ago through an initial coin offering (ICO) thanks to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).BitClave: Not the First, Not the LastThe SEC has been coming down hard on blockchain and crypto companies that allegedly fail to register their tokens as securities. Since 2017, the governing body has sought to bring all companies that do not properly register their currencies to justice and...

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People Are Still Confused About How to Classify Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a complicated asset, but nothing appears more complicated about bitcoin than what category it should fall into.So, What IS Bitcoin, Exactly?Everywhere you look, attorneys, regulators and other members of the crypto and financial spectrums are wondering how bitcoin should be classified. Is it a currency? It is in the sense that it can be used to purchase goods and services. The trouble is that this practice is not mainstream enough yet to really get the “currency” aspect of bitcoin...

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The SEC Targets Action Star Steven Seagal for Promoting Token Offering

Former action film actor Steven Seagal is in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The “Above the Law” and “Under Siege” star has agreed to pay more than $300,000 in penalties to the agency to settle the fact that he failed to disclose to agents that he had been paid a hefty sum to promote a cryptocurrency venture.Steven Seagal Hit Hard by the SECFederal securities laws are in place that require celebrities to reveal any and all payments they might receive for touting,...

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Former Sports Team Owner Reginald Fowler Charged with Crypto Crime

A businessman in Arizona named Reginald Fowler, who was slated to plead guilty for potentially lying to banks so he could open virtual currency trading branches, has said “no” to his current plea deal.Fowler Is Heading to CourtFowler once held a minority stake in the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings. He has been accused of running an unlicensed money-transmitting business that would have potentially allowed users to sell, trade and purchase digital currencies. Initially, Fowler...

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