Hodler’s Digest, September 9–16: SEC Heightens Crypto Crackdown, While US Court Ruling Marks Cryptos as Securities

Оригинал: https://cointelegraph.com/news/hodlers-digest-september-9-16-sec-heightens-crypto-crackdown-while-us-court-ruling-marks-cryptos-as-securities

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In an apparent first, a New York federal judge has ruled that U.S. securities laws are applicable for prosecuting crypto fraud allegations. During the fraud case against Brooklyn resident Maksim Zaslavskiy — who allegedly defrauded investors by promoting two cryptocurrencies reportedly backed by real estate and diamonds — U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie ruled that federal securities laws could apply to the case. In Dearie’s words, federal securities laws should be interpreted “flexibly,” thus dismissing a motion from Zaslavskiy’s lawyers to drop the charges on the grounds that the cryptocurrencies didn’t fall under the Securities Exchange Act.

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