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SEC Suspends Cryptocurrency-Related OTC Stock for False Claims

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) this morning suspended trading in the securities of American Retail Group, Inc (OTC: ARBG) as a result of allegations that the company made false statements involving cryptocurrency, including that it had partnered with an “SEC-qualified custodian.” The accompanying statement from the agency references two August 2018 press releases from the Nevada-based firm, wherein the company claimed ...

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SEC Suspends Trading of Company Making Fake Claims Relating to Cryptos

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading of a company who, it has emerged, has made untrue claims about its cryptocurrency usage. American Retail Group, Inc. had falsely stated that it was working with a digital asset custodian provider that had received the regulators’ blessing and that its ICO had also been given a green light from ...

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US SEC Suspends Securities Trading of Nevada-Based Firm for False Crypto Claims

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended securities trading of a Nevada-based firm for making false claims that its cryptocurrency trading activities were approved by the SEC, according to an announcement published Oct. 22. Per the SEC’s order, in August 2018 American Retail Group, Inc. aka Simex Inc. published two press releases stating that the company had partnered ...

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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Suspends Fiat Deposits, Expects to Resume ‘Within a Week’

Major crypto exchange Bitfinex has temporarily suspended all fiat wire deposits for the Euro, U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen and Pound Sterling. This is according to several reports today, Oct. 11. While the exchange has not specified a reason for the suspension, it states that deposits are “expected to resume within a week.” As reported Oct. 8, the exchange has recently ...

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Bitfinex Suspends Fiat Deposits amid Bitcoin Selloff

Did cryptocurrency exchange giant Bitfinex play a role in last night’s bitcoin sell-off? As first reported by The Block, the British Virgin Islands-based but Hong Kong-operated exchange has “temporarily paused” EUR, USD, JPY, and GBP wire deposits, although screenshots from customer accounts circulated on social media suggest that the situation should “normalize within a week.” Bitfinex’s EUR, USD, JPY, GBP ...

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U.S. SEC Suspends Trading for Two Swedish-Based Crypto ETNs

Two securities, one that tracks bitcoin and another that tracks the cryptocurrency ether, have been temporarily halted by a U.S. regulatory watchdog due to investor confusion. Starting September 9, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended all U.S. trading of Bitcoin Tracker One (CXBTF) and Ether Tracker One (CETHF) until September 20, 2018. The exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are ...

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Bitcoin Markets Volatile After US SEC Suspends Trading in Two Crypto-Based Securities

US regulators banned trading of XBT Provider’s Bitcoin and Ether Tracker One securities Sunday, September 9, briefly sending cryptocurrency markets tumbling. Citing “confusion” among investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a notice that two exchange-traded notes (ETNs) –  Bitcoin Tracker One (“CXBTF”) and Ether Tracker One (“CETHF”) –  would cease trading until September 20. “The Commission temporarily ...

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SEC Suspends Trading in Bitcoin and Ethereum Investment Products

The regulator pointed to “a lack of current, consistent and accurate information” in the two crypto investment vehicles issued by Swedish firm XBT Provider AB following their entry into the US market last month. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday issued an order to halt the trading in Bitcoin Tracker One (CXBTF) and Ether Tracker One (CETHF), ...

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Indian Crypto Exchange Unocoin Suspends Fiat Deposits, Withdrawals in Wake of RBI Ban

Unocoin, a major Indian crypto wallet provider and exchange, has suspended rupee (INR) deposits and withdrawals “as per orders” from the country’s central bank, according to Unocoin’s blog post July 23. Unocoin notified its customers that fiat deposits and withdrawals are “temporarily disabled” until “an alternative method of funding is identified and deployed.” Meanwhile, crypto asset deposits continue to be ...

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The State Bank of Vietnam Suspends Import of Crypto Mining Hardware

The Vietnamese central bank, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it will suspend the import of cryptocurrency mining hardware, according to local news agency Viet Nam News July 19. The move followed an official request from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), which suggested a temporary ban of imports of crypto mining machines, the volume of which reportedly ...

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