SEC halts illegal crypto token offering
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced that it has halted an illegal crypto token offering (ITO).
The ITO, which was being conducted by a company called Yiming Finance, was announced earlier this year and was said to involve the sale of digital tokens that would be used to purchase goods and services.
According to the SFC, the ITO was in violation of the securities laws of Hong Kong, and as a result, the company has been ordered to cease all activities relating to the ITO.
The SFC also warned other companies that are considering launching similar ITOs that they should be aware of the risks involved and should consult with an experienced financial advisor.
Crypto token offering under investigation
According to a report from Reuters, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a cryptocurrency token offering that is thought to have been conducted by the company Centra Tech.
The SEC is reportedly investigating whether Centra Tech misled investors about its business and whether it used illegal methods to raise funds.
Centra Tech is one of several companies that has been accused of conducting fraudulent token offerings.
The SEC has warned investors about the dangers of investing in digital tokens and has said that it is continuing to investigate these types of investments.
Illegal crypto token offering shut down
An illegal crypto token offering (ICO) has been shut down by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The ICO was operated by a company called Paragon Coin Group, which offered investors a digital token called PRG.
The SEC said that the company was selling securities without being registered with the agency and had not filed any Form D with the SEC.
This is the first time that the SEC has shut down an ICO.
Crypto token offering investigated by SEC
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it has opened an investigation into a potential crypto token offering that is allegedly being conducted by a fraudulent organization.
According to the SEC, the investigation is focused on a company called Centra Tech, which is allegedly conducting a token offering that is fraudulent and violates securities laws.
The SEC says that it has already contacted the company and is working to determine whether any wrongdoing has occurred. If the SEC determines that there has been a violation of securities laws, it could bring civil charges against the company and its executives.
This is the latest in a series of investigations by the SEC into crypto token offerings. Earlier this year, the SEC announced that it had obtained a court order freezing the assets of two companies that were allegedly conducting a fraudulent ICO.
Federal prosecutors investigate illegal crypto token offering
As part of their ongoing efforts to combat illegal activities related to cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it has opened an investigation into a purported ICO offering that is alleged to have been conducted in violation of U.S. securities laws.
According to a press release issued by the DOJ, the investigation is being conducted by the DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The press release notes that the ICO offering is alleged to have been conducted without proper registration with the SEC, and also to have failed to comply with other requirements of U.S. securities law.
The DOJ also notes that the investigation is ongoing, and that anyone who may have information about the alleged ICO offering or any other illegal activity related to cryptocurrencies or digital tokens is urged to contact the MLARS or the SEC.
State regulators investigate illegal crypto token offering
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating an illegal crypto token offering, according to a report by Reuters.
The SEC is investigating the offering of a new digital token called Centra, which is purportedly backed by real estate and other assets.
Centra is said to have raised more than $32 million from investors in an initial coin offering (ICO).
The SEC has warned investors not to participate in ICOs that may be fraudulent.
An ICO is a fundraising mechanism used by technology companies to raise money by issuing new digital tokens.
Illegal crypto token offering caught by authorities
Authorities have caught an illegal crypto token offering that they say is worth over $1 million. The offering was conducted through a website that was disguised as a cryptocurrency exchange, and the tokens were sold to investors in exchange for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The ICO was designed to trick investors into believing that the tokens were legitimate investments, but officials say that the tokens are actually worthless digital assets. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who participated in the offering could face criminal charges.
Illegal crypto token offering discovered
On January 24, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had charged three individuals with running an illegal token offering. The SEC alleges that the individuals ran an ICO that was designed to raise money from investors without registering with the SEC or complying with securities laws.
The individuals charged are:
Robert Farkas, a former advisor to President Trump and head of a pro-Trump political consulting firm, has been charged with running the ICO. Farkas is also accused of defrauding investors.
Alexey Moiseyev, a Russian national who is a co-founder of the company behind the ICO, has also been charged. Moiseyev is accused of running the ICO without registering with the SEC or complying with securities laws.
Ivanov Alexander, a Russian national who is also a co-founder of the company behind the ICO, has been charged with helping Moiseyev run the ICO without registering with the SEC or complying with securities laws.
All three individuals have been charged with conspiracy to violate the securities laws and have been banned from conducting any securities offerings. They have also been ordered to pay penalties and restitution to investors who lost money in the ICO.
This is the first time that the SEC has charged individuals for running an illegal ICO. The SEC's actions may deter other individuals from launching similar ICOs in the future.
Illegal crypto token offering under scrutiny
The SEC’s Division of Enforcement recently issued a public warning to investors about an illegal crypto token offering that is under scrutiny. The ICO allegedly used a “pump and dump” scheme to artificially inflate the price of the tokens, before quickly selling them off at a profit.
The SEC is investigating the ICO and has already filed charges against the organizers of the offering. If you are involved in an ICO that is being scrutinized by the SEC, be sure to comply with all applicable regulations.
Authorities take action against illegal crypto token offering
In what may be the first enforcement action against an illegal crypto token offering, Japanese authorities have fined three entities and two individuals for their involvement in a $40 million token sale that allegedly did not comply with local laws.
According to reports, the authorities fined three entities – a company, another company, and an individual – for their involvement in the sale of the tokens, which were not registered with the Financial Services Agency (FSA) as required. The individuals were also fined for their involvement in the sale.
The FSA said that the token sale was conducted without proper registration and without obtaining a license from it. The agency also said that the tokens were not registered with the National Tax Agency (NTA) as required, which could have led to them being deemed illegal securities.
This is the first enforcement action against an illegal crypto token offering, and it is likely that this will not be the last. As the market for cryptocurrencies continues to grow, it is likely that more enforcement actions will be taken against those who violate local laws in connection with their crypto activities.