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SEC Chairman Issues Public Statement in Support of NASAA’s ‘Cryptosweep’

The head of the SEC has released a statement today in support of yesterday’s ‘cryptosweep’ — a joint effort between 40 U.S. and Canadian financial regulators to curb fraud in the cryptocurrency and ICO markets. SEC’s Clayton: Public Statement  Jay Clayton, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman posted posted the public statement on the agency’s website. In it, ...

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton Applauds US-Canada ICO Scam Crackdown

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, praised state-level regulators across the United States and Canada for cracking down on cryptocurrency fraud through their joint task force — “Operation Crypto Sweep.” “I applaud our fellow regulators in the United States and Canada who ...

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Thai SEC Holds Focus Group to Clarify New Crypto, ICO Regulations

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a focus group on cryptocurrency regulation today, May 21, streamed on Facebook Live. The hearing focused on the SEC’s approach to crypto-related businesses and fundraising through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), local news outlet Siam Blockchain reports. Today’s focus group clarified that ICOs can only raise funds in the Thai baht and cryptocurrencies permitted ...

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SEC Lacks Fundamental Understanding of Core Nature of Crypto

William Mougayar, author of “The Business Blockchain” and advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, said in an interview with CNBC May 18, that regulators lack a foundational understanding of cryptocurrencies. Speaking to CNBC, Mougayar explained that in an attempt to regulate digital currencies, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lacks an understanding of the core nature of the industry, trying ...

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SEC Creates Fake ICO Website to Scare Investors – The Merkle

The SEC has taken an extra creative step to ensure investors are aware of the dangers of initial coin offerings (ICOs). To make their point, the SEC has launched their own pretend ICO site to demonstrate what investors should look for when considering an investment. The pretend ICO site is called Howey Coin, which emulates what an actual initial coin ...

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The SEC Launched a Fake ICO for Howey Coins

The SEC launched a fake ICO website called HoweyCoins to educate the public on how to keep an eye out for fraudulent initial coin offerings. The SEC Launched a Fake ICO, but Why? HoweyCoins is meant to be an “all too good to be true investment opportunity” that shows how easy it is for scammers to set up something that ...

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SEC Educates Investors by Launching Fake Crypto Site

The SEC’s spoof ICO launch, HoweyCoins website breaks down the red flags of fraudulent fundraising to educate potential victims. SEC Launches Fake ICO to Educate Investors The Securities Exchange Commission, a US regulatory branch charged with investigating fraudulent ICOs, has created their own ICO web page to show potential investment victims the obvious signs of scam offers. HoweyCoin is presented as ...

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SEC Trolls Crypto Fraudsters with Fake ICO Campaign

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. In a landmark embrace of technological innovation, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it will issue its own cryptocurrency – HoweyCoin – through an initial coin offering (ICO). Okay, that’s not actually true, but the agency has constructed a clever campaign intended ...

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SEC Launches Mock ICO to Show Investors Warning Signs of Fraud

Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a fake initial coin offering (ICO) website,  according to a press release May 16. The goal of the site is to increase awareness of the typical warning signs of scam ICOs and to promote investor education. SEC Investor Ed office launches mock ICO website: ...

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Will “Probably” Pursue SEC Registration

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will “probably” register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a broker-dealer and an alternative trading system (ATS), the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday. “We would probably get registered as a broker-dealer and then an ATS,’’ Kraken co-founder ...

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