A fraudulent scheme is alleged by the SEC in the Centra ICO

On April 2, 2018, Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas, co-founders of Centra Tech, Inc. were arrested and charged with violation of the anti-fraud and registration […]

Smart contracts are legally enforceable in Tennessee now

The State of Tennessee has officially recognized blockchain technology and smart contracts by giving it official status in relation to the electronic transactions. The Senate Bill […]

Trump bans Venezuela cryptocurrency within the U.S.

As part of the U.S. sanction against Venezuela, the President’s executive order prohibits any transactions involving the digital currency issued by the Government of Venezuela earlier […]

SEC is conducting dozens investigations of the ICOs

In the recent months, the SEC issued dozens of subpoenas to companies, which conducted their ICOs last year and earlier this year to provide documents and […]

Tokens selling platforms may be breaking law

As the SEC is conducting numerous ICO investigations, the cryptocurrency exchanges, which offer to buy, sell and trade tokens are also under a scrutiny of the […]

SEC brings fraud charges against BitFunder

In the complaint brought by the SEC, the federal agency alleged that BitFunder and its founder Jon E. Montroll violated the anti-fraud and registration provisions of […]

SEC Chairman Clayton spoke about crypto

On February 6, 2018, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke about virtual currencies before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate. […]

Another ICO is halted by the SEC for alleged fraud

The SEC obtained a court order to halt an allegedly fraudulent ICO of AriseBank, which purported to be the first “decentralized bank” aiming to raise $1 […]

SEC and CFTC join forces to combat crypto fraud

Today, the SEC Co-Enforcement Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin and CFTC Enforcement Director James McDonald issued a joint statement addressed to the public about the […]