Telegram Agrees to Return $1.2B to Investors and Pay $18.5M Civil Penalty

Telegram Group has agreed to return $1.2 billion to investors, as well as to pay a $18.5 million civil penalty to settle charges over an unregistered offering of digital tokens known as “Grams”, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC sued Telegram back in October 2019 and blocked its $1.7 billion...

SEC Freezes $12mln Worth of Assets of the “Modern Money Team”

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a freeze on the assets of the “Modern Money Team” (MMT) for allegedly lying to investors and misappropriating funds.  Daniel F. Putnam, Jean Paul Ramirez Rico, and Angel A. Rodriguez are accused of conducting fraudulent activities through two Utah-based companies MMT Distribution, LLC and R & D...

SEC Charges Shopin with Defrauding Investors In a $42 Million ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the cryptocurrency company Shopin, and its Chief Executive Eran Eyal, with defrauding a large number of investors in a $42 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO).According to the SEC’s announcement, the founder of Shopin was deceiving investors by selling unregistered securities in the form of Shopin...

SEC Clears Blockstack to Hold First Regulated Token Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday cleared blockchain startup Blockstack to sell bitcoin-like digital tokens. This is the first-of-its-kind offering that could mark the beginning of a new fundraising model for cryptocurrency businesses. The startup’s $28 million offering was approved by the SEC under Regulation A+. This is an alternative to an initial public...