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SEC Halts Brothers’ Alleged Cryptocurrency Offering Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against two Pennsylvania-based brothers and...

SEC Fines Actor Steven Seagal for Unlawfully Promoting Crypto Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against actor Steven Seagal for failing to disclose payments he received for promoting an investment in...

SEC Charges Alleged Orchestrator of Cryptocurrency Scheme Targeting Physicians

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against an Ohio-based businessman who allegedly orchestrated a digital asset scheme that defrauded approximately 150 investors,...

Cipher Technologies Attempting to Launch Bitcoin Focused Interval Fund

Cipher Technologies recently filed an initial registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch Cipher Technologies Bitcoin Fund, an interval fund focused...

Billionaire Launches First Cannabis-Tied Cryptocurrency and Hemp Exchange

Alkiviades (Alki) David, a Greek billionaire and entrepreneur, has launched The Swissx Bank of Cannabis headquartered in Gstaad, Switzerland and with a Caribbean headquarters...

Ric Edelman Invests in Crypto Asset Manager, Serves as Advisor

Bitwise Asset Management, which launched the first privately-offered cryptocurrency index fund in November 2017, reported that financial advisor and author Ric Edelman has invested...

Crypto Platform to Acquire New York-Based Broker-Dealer

Uphold, an exchange for digital currencies, has agreed to acquire New York-based broker-dealer, JNK Securities Corp. in a bid to operate as a regulated...

SEC Charges Additional Defendant in Initial Coin Offering Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced additional fraud charges stemming from an investigation of Centra Tech Inc.'s $32 million initial coin offering. In an amended...

SEC Halts Unregistered Initial Coin Offering Scheme Endorsed by Celebrities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two co-founders of a purported financial services start-up with allegedly orchestrating a fraudulent initial coin offering that...

SEC Examination Priorities Identify Fee Disclosures for Retail Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2018 examination priorities, which are published annually to improve compliance,...