Clayton also warned brokers of cryptocurrencies, saying they should ensure that their instruments do not undermine "Anti-Money Laundering" or "Know Your Customer" obligations.
A statement made yesterday by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton shows concerns about the growing ICO market as he wishes to warn potential investors of the pitfalls of getting involved with them.
"If a promoter guarantees returns, if an opportunity sounds too good to be true, or if you are pressured to act quickly, please exercise extreme caution and be aware of the risk that your investment may be lost", said Clayton in a statement after US markets closed on Monday.
"The technology on which cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings are based may prove to be disruptive, transformative and efficiency enhancing", he said.
The SEC shut down plans by a startup food review site to raise money by selling digital tokens.
An ICO is the cryptocurrency analogy for the Initial Public Offering.
There is confusion whether bitcoins and cryptocurrencies should be regulated as a "currency" or a "commodity".
"If any person today tells you otherwise, be especially wary", Clayton added. Are the trading markets fair? Its larger rival CME Group Inc. will introduce its own Bitcoin futures next week.
This concentration makes currencies vulnerable to rapid swings should small groups of powerful investors decide to collude to manipulate markets.
So-called cryptocurrenices are increasingly in the spotlight, with Bitcoin prices soaring almost 1,600 percent this year. "I encourageMain Street investors to be open to these opportunities, but to ask good questions, demand clear answers and apply good common sense when doing so", Clayton says. At 2:44pm last week, Bitcoin was trading at $11,983. And Wall Street and Main Street are in a frenzy.
Despite the CFTC's approval of the deal, Giancarlo has repeatedly said it does not equal an endorsement of the product.
Giancarlo further noted that his agency can not effectively regulate cryptocurrencies, saying "the relatively nascent underlying cash markets and exchanges for bitcoin remain largely unregulated markets over which the CFTC has limited statutory authority".
The statement is the latest sign the SEC is in the midst of cracking down on the white-hot crypto market, but the news isn't all bad for the sector: Clayton's words also suggested the agency recognizes digital tokens as an important financial innovation. The term implies that the token for sale will be used to purchase a service (much like a subway token in the physical world), and so it's not a security that needs to be registered. Munchee, a food review App based on Blockchain, agreed to refund all investors without accepting nor denying the allegation.
Al Franken , a Minnesota Democrat, to resign because of allegations that he touched or kissed several women inappropriately. Gillibrand said Congress should hold hearings into the allegations, which have been leveled by nearly 20 women.
It increased, as 78 investors sold GILD shares while 538 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.3% while institutional stake was 79.6%.
The Met Office has issued a yellow "plan ahead" warning for snow and ice for much of Scotland for Friday and Saturday. Forecasting maps show that between three and five inches could fall in Wales and the West Midlands over the weekend.
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The Chinese foreign minister told a symposium in Beijing that issues like Doklam can be resolved through diplomatic measures. Tackling Doklam standoff through diplomacy denotes good neighbourliness between the two countries.
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However, the document was missing signatures from chief financial officer David Miller and chancellor Beverly Davenport. The uprising occurred one day after Tennessee's 4-8 season concluded with a 42-24 home loss to Vanderbilt.
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The build-up to the wedding was nothing short of extravagant, with the couple only inviting very few people to the low-key event. Cricketers, Bollywood celebrities and even politicians have been invited for what has been touted as the Wedding of the Year.
There have been several road closures in the last 24 hours due to snow and icy conditions, and almost 200 schools shut on Friday. The Met Office said: "A spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the United Kingdom during Sunday".
It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself. An IDF spokesperson announced that the tunnel ran from Khan Younis several hundred feet into Israel's Eshkol region.