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NASAA expands coordinated crypto-crackdown

Joe Mont | August 29, 2018

The North American Securities Administrators Association has announced that more than 200 active investigations of Initial Coin Offerings and cryptocurrency-related investment products are currently underway by state and provincial securities regulators in the U.S. and Canada as part of the ongoing initiative “Operation Cryptosweep.”

Since its launch in May, this ongoing coordinated regulatory focus has resulted in 46 enforcement actions involving ICOs or cryptocurrency-related investment products.

 “State and provincial securities regulators are committing significant regulatory resources to protect investors from financial harm involving fraudulent ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investment products and also are raising awareness among industry participants of...

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