America Securities and Change Fee (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an unlawful securities providing and for appearing as unregistered brokers.
SEC says ICOBox’s digital tokens are nugatory
In a press launch on Sept. 18, the SEC claimed that ICOBox and Evdokimov bought the agency’s ICO tokens to greater than 2,000 traders in an unregistered coin providing in 2017.
The SEC goes on to say that the defendants claimed that the tokens would enhance in worth upon buying and selling and that ICO token holders would be capable to swap them at a reduction for different tokens promoted on the ICOBox platform. The SEC claims that the ICO tokens at the moment are just about nugatory, including:
“By ignoring the registration necessities of the federal securities legal guidelines, ICOBox and Evdokimov uncovered traders to investments, which at the moment are just about nugatory, with out offering info that’s crucial to creating knowledgeable funding choices.”
The SEC’s criticism additional said that ICOBox acted as an unregistered dealer by facilitating ICO’s that raised one other $650 million for dozens of purchasers.
The fee has charged ICOBox and Evdokimov with violating federal securities legal guidelines and is in search of injunctive reduction, disgorgement with prejudgment curiosity and civil cash penalties.
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