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SEC Charges 11 Individuals in $300 Million Forsage Crypto Pyramid Scheme

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 11 individuals for their roles in creating and promoting Forsage, a fraudulent crypto pyramid and Ponzi scheme that raised more than $300 million from millions of retail investors worldwide, including in the United States. Those charged include the four founders of Forsage, who ...

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SEC Charges Former Indiana Congressman with Insider Trading

Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading cherry-picking Stephen Buyer

Stephen Buyer allegedly used inside information to buy $1.5 million in stocks The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed insider trading charges against Stephen Buyer, a former U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. According to the SEC’s complaint, after leaving Congress in 2011, Buyer formed a consulting firm, the ...

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SEC announced insider trading charges against three software engineers employed at Twilio

Twilio

Three Twilio company employees along with family and friends charged in $1 million scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against three software engineers employed at Twilio

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SEC Approves BSTX as Newest National Securities Exchange Facility

BOX Exchange

SEC issued an order approving the creation of BSTX as a trading facility of BOX Exchange. BSTX, a joint venture of tZERO Group, Inc., and BOX Digital Markets LLC will be the first fully-automated, price/time priority execution exchange for trading securities that is both regulated by the SEC and leverages private blockchain technologies.

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CFTC Charges Entities and Individuals With Multi-Million Dollar Forex Fraud

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud Futures and Options pooled futures

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced today that it has filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against WorldWideMarkets, Ltd., TAB Networks, Inc., Thomas Plaut of Saddle River, N.J., and Arthur Dembro of New York, N.Y., charging them with fraud and other violations.

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Registration of Two Digital Tokens Halted

Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading cherry-picking Stephen Buyer

SEC instituted proceedings against American CryptoFed DAO LLC, a Wyoming-based organization, halting the effectiveness of the company’s registration of two digital tokens as securities. 

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NatWest Plc pleads guilty in criminal proceedings

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National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest) entered guilty pleas at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to criminal charges brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR 2007).

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CFTC Orders Interactive Brokers LLC to Pay a $1.75 Million Penalty for Supervision Failures

Interactive Brokers

CFTC filed and simultaneously settled charges against Interactive Brokers LLC, a registered futures commission merchant, for failing to diligently supervise the handling of its customer accounts by not adequately preparing and configuring its electronic trading system to receive negative prices and calculate margin on April 20, 2020

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CFTC Imposes A $1.25 Million Penalty against Kraken for Offering Illegal Off-Exchange Digital Asset Trading and Failing to Register as Required

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud Futures and Options pooled futures

CFTC issued an order filing and settling charges against respondent Payward Ventures, Inc. d/b/a Kraken (Kraken) for illegally offering margined retail commodity transactions in digital assets, including Bitcoin, and failing to register as a futures commission merchant (FCM)

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Treasury Takes Robust Actions to Counter Ransomware

U.S. Department of the Treasury Ransomware

As part of the whole-of-government effort to counter ransomware, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced a set of actions focused on disrupting criminal networks and virtual currency exchanges responsible for laundering ransoms

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