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Telegram to Return $1.2B to ICO Investors
The messaging startup agreed to return the funds to settle charges that its digital asset offering was an unregistered sale of securities.
SEC Pulls Plug on Telegram Initial Coin Offering
“The SEC isn’t playing around. It's time these [ICO] companies recognize this.”
Block.one Fined $24M Over Initial Coin Offering
The blockchain startup is the latest company to be sanctioned by the SEC for failing to provide a registration statement for a digital asset offering.
Ratings Service for Digital Offerings Charged by SEC
Russia-based ICO Rating failed to disclose that its "ratings" of initial coin offerings were actually paid promotions.
AriseBank Execs Fined $2.7M for ICO Fraud
The startup's founders allegedly duped investors by making false statements about what they claimed to be the first "decentralized" bank.
Regulator Continues Crypto Asset Crackdown
The SEC reaches settlements with a hedge fund manager and the owners of TokenLot in cases alleging registration violations.
Oil Firm Founder Settles Charges of ICO Fraud
The SEC says David Laurance used misleading marketing materials to try to raise $5 million by selling "Tomahawkcoins."
SEC Says Centra Tech ICO Was a $32M Fraud
The startup's co-founders spun a "web of lies" to deceive investors into participating in its initial coin offering, according to an SEC lawsuit.
Rising Lawsuits Could Hike Insurance Premiums
More than 8% of U.S. public companies were hit with a shareholder class-action suit in 2017, a nine-year high.
SEC Halts $600M Bank ICO Scam
AriseBank called itself the first "decentralized bank" and claimed to have acquired two FDIC-insured institutions.
Kodak Plans Cryptocurrency for Photographers
KodakCoin will serve as the medium of exchange on a blockchain platform designed to track the use of their copyrighted images on the internet.