Category Archives: penalty

SEC Fines Yahoo! Over Breach Omission

The Securities and Exchange Commission is serious about data breaches. Which is why it fined Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) $35 million for its failure to disclose the breach for 2 years. The SEC said that Yahoo executives knew within days that … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Offering Promoters Arrested

Civil AND criminal charges have resulted in the arrest of Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas, co-founders of Centra Tech. Inc., who, according to the SEC, “masterminded a fraudulent ICO in which Centra offered and sold unregistered investments through a … Continue reading

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White House Bans Petro Coins

Yesterday upon the issuance of the Petro Coin by the Maduro government in Venezuela, the President of the United States signed an executive banning them. “All transactions related to, provision of financing for, and other dealings in, by a United … Continue reading

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SEC Investigating Crypto-Currency

You were warned. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued “dozens” of subpoenas to tech companies and their advisors in its investigation of the initial coin offering and alt coin trading markets. According to the Wall Street Journal, the main … Continue reading

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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign. Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected … Continue reading

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SEC Stops ICO In Its Tracks

The Securities and Exchange Commission halted a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering in its tracks this week when it issued a cease and desist order against Munchee. “Munchee was seeking $15 million in capital to improve an existing iPhone app centered … Continue reading

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