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SEC Files Complaint Against Gemini and Genesis for Allegedly Selling Unregistered Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against Genesis Global Capital and Gemini Trust Company for allegedly selling unregistered securities to retail investors in the US. The SEC is seeking permanent injunctive relief, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, plus front-end interest and civil penalties. Both companies raised billions of dollars by offering and selling securities to US investors through the Gemini Earn crypto asset lending program. Gemini...

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SEC Chair Gensler Advises US Troops to Stay Away From Crypto

The Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – Gary Gensler – told members of the US Army to refrain from investing in cryptocurrencies.  He believes the sector lacks proper regulation and most digital assets will collapse in the future. Another Wave of Scepticism One of crypto’s keenest critics – Gary Gensler – launched another bashing manifest against the industry. In a recent Twitter Space, he pointed out that an increasing number of US...

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Thai SEC to Investigate Zipmex About Violating Certain Crypto Rules (Report)

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation against the distressed cryptocurrency platform Zipmex. The watchdog will inspect whether the latter breached some domestic rules when offering digital asset services and products. More Problems for Zipmex According to a Bloomberg coverage, the top financial regulator of Thailand will probe the bankrupt Zipmex for violating local laws and running a “digital-asset fund manager without...

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US SEC Charges 8 People and Businesses Linked to a $45 Million Crypto Scam

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Neil Chandran and seven other individuals and entities for orchestrating the fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme called CoinDeal.  The suspects allegedly defrauded investors with around $45 million over the years and used the money to buy real estate, cars, and a boat. Halting the Crime The SEC accused Neil Chandran, Michael Glaspie, Garry Davidson, Linda Knott, Amy Mossel, AEO Publishing Inc, Banner Co-Op, Inc,...

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SEC Investigates Whether FTX Investors Followed Due Diligence Procedures (Report)

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly asked some FTX investors whether they conducted proper research on the cryptocurrency exchange before becoming its clients. Recall that the platform (considered among the giants in its field) crashed in November, causing multi-billion losses and shaking the entire market to its core. As reported by Reuters, the American financial regulator sought information from several firms regarding their due diligence policies...

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This Is Why Rich Dad, Poor Dad Author Buys Bitcoin Instead of Altcoins

Robert Kiyosaki believes the US regulators will go hard against most alternative coins once they are classified as securities. As such, the author of several best-seller books continues to invest only in bitcoin, which the CFTC and even the SEC have said is a commodity. Kiyosaki on BTC and Altcoins The 75-years old US entrepreneur, author, and investor changed his tune on the primary cryptocurrency during the COVID-19-induced crisis, saying the asset had proven itself in...

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OKX Proof-of-Reserves Report: Bitcoin, Ether, Tether Reserve Ratios Over 100%

Cryptocurrency exchange OKX released its second Proof of Reserves (PoR) on its website on December 22nd. The new report would enable users to view and self-verify the results of two PoRs with the help of open-source tools, the company said in an official statement. OKX also promised to publish the PoR report every month. OKX’s Proof-of-Reserves The report shows that OKX’s wallets held 113,754 BTC against a user balance of 112,192 BTC as of December 20th, 14:00 UTC. It has a...

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SEC General Counsel Dan Berkovitz to Step Down in January 2023

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Dan Berkovitz will step down from his General Counsel position as of the end of January 2023. The current SEC Principal Deputy General Counsel – Megan Barbero – will replace Berkovitz upon his departure. SEC Chair Gary Gensler said he was “grateful” for Berkovitz’s “exceptional public service and his dedication to this agency” in the official announcement before adding, “Dan has led the Office of General Counsel during...

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