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SEC issues no-action letter in response to digital asset securities questions

SEC fines ICO rating website for taking money from issuers in exchange for better reviews

On July 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unveiled settled charges against UK-based Coinschedule.  Accessible in the U.S. from 2016 to August 2019, Coinschedule was a platform that reviewed upcoming initial coin offerings, providing seemingly objective perspective as to which ICOs were more or less scammy.  Per the SEC’s order: “The platform claimed to …

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US Authorities Freeze COVID-19 Website Alleged Scammer Tried to Sell for Bitcoin

US Authorities Freeze COVID-19 Website Alleged Scammer Tried to Sell for Bitcoin

The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) have seized coronaprevention.org, alleging its owner tried to sell the domain for bitcoin after posting about it in a “hacker’s forum.” Announced late Friday, the unidentified owner of the site tried to sell the domain to an undercover agent with the Department of Homeland Security’s …

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