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Cryptocurrency Startups Are about to Pay $24 Million in SEC Settlement

Shahina Khatun

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One of the biggest coins offering technical system reigning for the past few years are now going to pay $24 million to clear up the allegations of US regulator. The allegations are about violating the laws of federal investor-protection. The civil settlement on the other hand, has announced on Monday that since the beginning of the crackdown on ICOs by Securities and Exchange Commission, it is one of the largest fines among them.

According to SEC officials, there are several this type of deals going on in the marketplace and this kind of deals in the past evaded the laws of federal securities because the issuers don’t provide the investors with the required disclosures about the operations and finances of their business. In 2017 and 2018, Block.one, a software firm, capitalized on advertising the cryptocurrencies and sold 900 million tokens. The officers of this company mostly are based in the Hong Kong. Their 900 million tokens helped them to gather billions of dollars. Without a solid plan, this little startup raised a huge amount of dollars like soon they would be the next bitcoin.

The targeted crypto startups didn’t accuse that the company was a fraud, but the deal said that the block.one failed to register for the sale with SEO and also failed to provide the US investors with sufficient disclosure. The deal now includes a well oriented waiver which allows block.one to make own private investments in the US companies. Now, under these terms, block.one could have been easily disqualified from their business which allow this kind of deals to occur with reduced red tape.

The company said that they were excited to clear of those discussions with SEC and were committed to the ongoing collaboration with the policy makers and the regulators because the world continues to advance with more clarity.

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