SEC fines crypto fund $50k for unregistered security sale

posted 6 days ago
The SEC fined fund manager CoinAlpha Advisors $50,000 following what it deemed to be an unregistered securities sale. According to the order, CoinAlpha formed a fund in October 2017 with the goal of investing in digital assets.

It reached out to possible investors, raising a bit more than $600,000 during the process. While CoinAlpha did file a “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities,” the company was not eligible for an exemption and did not otherwise register with the SEC. As such, it effectively solicited securities investors in breach of the law, the order says.
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