Securities Fraud

Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Pleads Guilty to $90M Fraud

Virgil Capital founder Stefan Qin lied to investors and siphoned off millions to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 February 2021

SEC Alleges Big-Talking Florida Crypto Investor Defrauded Clients of $6.8M

Thomas J. Gity allegedly told his 18 investor's he'd never ended a trading day in the red.

News  ·  30 September 2020

SEC Charges ICO Operator Who Used Alias After Past Conviction

The SEC has charged Blockchain Terminal founder Boaz Manor with securities fraud for a $30 million ICO conducted in 2017 and 2018.

News  ·  17 January 2020

SEC Warns Crypto Investors of Initial Exchange Offerings in New Note

The SEC warned investors that initial exchange offerings, while claiming to be different from initial coin offerings, may still violate federal securities law.

News  ·  14 January 2020

SEC Charges Token Sale Platform ICOBox With Securities Violations

The SEC has charged ICOBox and its founder with violating securities and registration requirements with its token sale and operations.

Markets  ·  18 September 2019

SEC Settles Charges With Crypto Token Issuers Accused of Fraud

The SEC settled charges with two individuals accused of selling unregistered securities with the Bitqy and BitqyM token sales.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 August 2019

Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Jon Montroll, who ran the now-defunct bitcoin investment platform BitFunder, has pled guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 July 2018

North Carolina Orders Crypto Mining Firm to Halt Share Sale

North Carolina deems passive mining pool "shares" are unregistered securities.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 March 2018

Bitcoin Startup Cleared of Breaching Securities Law

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) of Saskatchewan, Canada, has cleared a bitcoin startup of breaching securities law.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 October 2015