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SEC settles with Bitqyck and its founders accused of $13m fraud

Aug 30 2019 12:53:53 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled with founders of crypto exchange Bitqyck over an alleged $13 million fraud. Bitqyck’s founders Bruce Bise and Sam Mendez will pay a civil penalty of $8.5 million on top of disgorgement and prejudgment interest. Read more

Forexbit ends up on FCA's warning list

Aug 29 2019 11:34:29 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK added Forexbit to its long list of companies that illegally target British customers and offer financial services without a license. Read more

Thai SEC warns against FXtrading Corporation

Aug 28 2019 13:06:37 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) warned the public against FXtrading Corporation - a new cryptocurrency scam targeting local investors. Read more

CNMV warns against Exilon Markets, and numerous brands of Game Capital Ads

Aug 27 2019 13:27:16 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) warned against Exilon Markets, BeAlgo, CapitalFXclub, numerous brands of Game Capital Ads, and several other unregulated entities. These brokers are not authorized to provide investment services or investment advice in Spain, the CNMV said. Read more

Switzerland's FINMA warns against CCX Markets

Aug 26 2019 13:20:13 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Switzerland’s financial markets and services regulator FINMA warned against unregulated broker CCX Markets previous week. The Swiss financial watchdog stated that the broker is not entered in commercial register, despite claiming to be based in the country. Read more

Australia to cap leverage at 1:20 and ban binary options

Aug 22 2019 12:18:25 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The latest major forex hub which allowed retail clients to use higher leverage, Australia, is about to cap leverage at 1:20, and ban binary options altogether. Read more

New Zealand’s FMA blacklists Profitix and Dang Kang

Aug 21 2019 12:33:57 Jonathan Smith in Market

    Unregulated Forex brokerages Profitix and Dang Kang International Group have been blacklisted by the New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) on Wednesday   The official warning against the first entity – Profitix - reads that individuals from the bro... Read more

Malta restricts CFD sale to retail clients permanently

Aug 20 2019 16:28:19 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) adopted permanent rules restricting the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs to retail clients. Read more

$3,5 bln Bitcoin Ponzi scheme Plus Token pressures the markets

Aug 15 2019 17:42:11 Jonathan Smith in Market

The fraudsters behind the China based Ponzi scheme Plus Token are dumping bitcoins worth over 3.5 billion USD on exchanges around the globe, and that is creating a selling pressure on the markets, venture capitalist Dovey Wan warns. Read more

Spain’s CNMV blacklists EurTrades, Trade100, and Key Markets

Aug 14 2019 13:54:57 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) updated its warning list on Wednesday with several offshore brokers - EurTrades, Trade100, and Key Markets. These entities are not authorized to provide investment services or investment advice in Spain, the CNMV said. Read more

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