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Thailand's SEC to hold a public hearing on qualifications for new crypto investors

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Feb 2021

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced plans to hold a public hearing to decide what qualifications should be imposed on retail investors opening new cryptocurrency trading accounts.

regulator, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency investment, Bitcoin, financial risk, SEC

Deutsche Bank agrees to pay USD 120 million to settle bribery charges

News | Payments General | 14 Jan 2021

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay USD 120 million to resolve bribery charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

financial crime compliance, AML, risk management, bribery, fine, SEC, DOJ, Germany, Deutsche Bank

MoneyGram to see the impact on its business arrangement from SEC's lawsuit against Ripple

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Dec 2020

MoneyGram has yet to see the impact on its business arrangement with Ripple from the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against the latter company.

MoneyGram, XRP, Ripple, SEC, ODL, cross-border settlement, payments, money transfers

SEC sues Ripple for raising funds through an unregistered securities offering

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Dec 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued Ripple for raising more than USD 1.3 billion through an unregistered securities offering.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ripple, XRP, security, crypto, investments, Bradley Garlinghouse

Robinhood penalised by SEC with USD 65 million for misleading users

News | Payments General | 21 Dec 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the makers of Robinhood, a popular stock trading app, with ‘misleading customers about revenue sources and failing to satisfy the duty of best execution’.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Robinhood, trading app, fintech, penalty, US, transaction fees

Sovrin Foundation fires staff after token issuance mishap

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Jun 2020

US-based blockchain-based SSI umbrella organisation Sovrin Foundation has laid off employees in March 2020, officially becoming a volunteer-run operation, according to coindesk.com.

Sovrin Foundation, token issuance, blockchain, SSI umbrella organisation, layoffs, volunteer-run, COVID-19, regulated token sale, SEC, Regulation A+, Reg A+, JOBS Act, Token, funding, regulated token

Morgan Stanley to pay USD 5 mln fine

News | Payments General | 14 May 2020

A unit of Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a USD 5 million fine to settle US Securities and Exchange Commission charges.

SEC, Morgan Stanley, banks, US, Securities and Exchange Commission, retail, wrap fee

Block.one to pay USD 24 million fine for unregistered ICO

News | Cryptocurrencies | 01 Oct 2019

Block.one has agreed to pay a USD 24 million civil fine to settle US regulatory charges that the blockchain company conducted an unregistered initial coin offering.

ICO, tokens, fine, SEC, blockchain, cryptocurrency, US, Block.one

Kik to shut down its core messaging service

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Sep 2019

Kik Interactive has announced that Kik will be shutting down its core messaging service, following reports its crypto-focused subsidiary Kin had laid off 70 employees.

Kik Interactive, Kik, Kin, tokens, security, ICO, SEC, messaging app, developer, cryptocurrency

Commissioners, SEC to talk about crypto and Libra at congress hearing

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Sep 2019

The US House Financial Services Committee have announced plans to question the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s Libra project.

US House Financial Services Committee, SEC, cryptocurrency, Libra, securities, tokens, Securities and Exchange Commission, Congress

SEC charges token sale platform for illegal USD 14 mln securities offering violations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 19 Sep 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that ICOBox violated securities laws with its 2017 token sale and subsequent activity facilitating other initial coin offerings.

SEC, Token, securities offering, violations, US, ICOBox, the Securities and Exchange Commission, ICO, digital assets, startups, broker, penalties, trading

Silvergate Bank to offer cryptocurrency-collateralised loans

News | Cryptocurrencies | 19 Aug 2019

Silvergate Capital Corporation, the holding company of cryptocurrency-friendly Silvergate Bank, has unveiled that it plans to offer cryptocurrency-collateralised loans.

Silvergate Bank, cryptocurrency, collateralised loans, banks, digital currency, SEC, crypto assets, risk

SEC gives green light to the world-first cross-game currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Jul 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a no-action letter to the crypto and gaming startup behind Quarters, Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ).

SEC, Quarters, cross-game currency, Pocketful of Quarters, Token, cryptocurrency, startup, Pocketful of Quarters, exchange, KYC, AML, credit card

Kik sued by the SEC for its 2017 ICO

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jun 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been suing Kik for allegedly running an unregistered securities sale when it launched an initial coin offering (ICO) for its KIN token in 2017.

Kik, Kin, ICO, SEC, cryptocurrency, regulation, Canada, US, fraud prevention

Kik rolls out crowdfunding campaign to support its token - KIN

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 May 2019

Kik has launched a crypto crowdfunding campaign to support a likely court battle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO).

Kik, Canada, SEC, tokens, Kin, securities, crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies, ICO

The SEC releases crypto token guidance

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Apr 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released regulatory guidance for token issuers.

SEC, tokens, security, US, cryptocurrency, investment, crypto regulation, crypto tokens, digital assets

Messaging app Kik to fight SEC over possible ICO action

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Jan 2019

Kik, a messaging app company, has announced plans to fight a likely US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action over its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO).

Kik, Kin, ICO, SEC, cryptocurrency, regulation, Canada, US, fraud prevention

SEC postpones decisions on Bitcoin ETF

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Dec 2018

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again postponed the decision on a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF).

SEC, Bitcoin, exchange, funds, blockchain, listing, VanEck, SolidX, cryptocurrency, US

SEC settles securities charges against ICO startups

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 Nov 2018

Startups CarrierEQ and Paragon Coin have registered their ICO tokens as securities after settling charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC, startup, security, ICO, Token, US, investors, violations, penalties

SEC shut down more than a dozen illegal ICOs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Nov 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought more than a dozen successful enforcement actions specifically related to token sales in the fiscal year that ended 30 September.

SEC, ICOs, tokens, cryptocurrency, illegal, fraud prevention, blockchain