A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by US regulators about that infamous ‘funding secured’ tweet

A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by US regulators about that infamous ‘funding secured’ tweet

Last week, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, regulator Jina Choi, who heads the SEC’s wide-reaching San Francisco unit, declined to confirm or deny that the SEC is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk for possible fraud. Said…

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Drug Trafficking, Illegal Snooping, Theft: SEC Complaint Against Tesla Is Scary

Drug Trafficking, Illegal Snooping, Theft: SEC Complaint Against Tesla Is Scary

Blomst / Pixabay A former Tesla employee has filed a sensational SEC complaint alleging that the Elon Musk-led company tried to cover up drug trafficking operations at its Nevada Gigafactory. Karl Hansen, a former member…

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The SEC wants Tesla to explain Elon’s 420 tweet

The SEC wants Tesla to explain Elon’s 420 tweet

Elon Musk, billionaire founder of Tesla, startled the Twittersphere yesterday by announcing he wanted to take the company private at the price of $420 per share. While some speculated the tweet was a joke or a…

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SEC Broker Standards Rule Falls Far Short

SEC Broker Standards Rule Falls Far Short

In a market plagued by conflicts of interest, brokers too often steer investors into poorly performing, high-cost investments that are profitable for the broker, but bad for individual investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission has…

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Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges Justified To Ignore SEC’s Self-Reporting Requirement?

Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges Justified To Ignore SEC’s Self-Reporting Requirement?

Since its inception, the cryptocurrency industry has largely been unregulated. This has created a less rigid environment for innovative, blockchain-backed companies like BlockVest and AnthemGold to raise funds to finance their projects through initial coin…

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Jina Choi, SF Regional Director of the SEC, is coming to Disrupt to talk ICOs and more

Jina Choi, SF Regional Director of the SEC, is coming to Disrupt to talk ICOs and more

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities markets, has 11 regional offices, including in Miami, New York, Boston and Chicago. None…

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SEC Fans Don’t Like To Use Facts When Discussing College Football

SEC Fans Don’t Like To Use Facts When Discussing College Football

My recent piece about Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook really upset some SEC football fans. Nothing gets my juices flowing like the SEC fanboys coming out of the internet to play. Look, I simply pointed out…

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SEC makes major Cryptocurrency Announcement – Analysts React

SEC makes major Cryptocurrency Announcement – Analysts React

Today, after nearly a decade of debate, the SEC announced that both bitcoin and ether are not securities. The SEC’s head of the Division of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, delivered the news at the San…

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Here’s How Many SEC Football Teams Have Top 10 Out-Of-Conference Strength Of Schedules

Here’s How Many SEC Football Teams Have Top 10 Out-Of-Conference Strength Of Schedules

Not a single football team from the SEC has a top 10 out-of-conference strength of schedule. Former NFL quarterback and Florida State legend Danny Kanell tweeted out the top 10 out-of-conference strengths of schedule, and…

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Floyd Mayweather-backed Centra Tech ICO founders indicted for fraud

Floyd Mayweather-backed Centra Tech ICO founders indicted for fraud

The founders of Centra Tech, a company that raised a $32 million ICO, have been indicted for wire fraud and securities fraud, charges that could lead to a minimum of five years in jail. The…

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Bank of America profits tumbled 50.2 percent! due to US tax reform hit $BAC

Echoing SEC, BofA Says Cryptocurrencies Are A Risk Factor

In the latest salvo against cryptocurrencies by the traditional financial system, Bank of America (BoA) said it considered them “speculative or risky” products, and outlined other risks posed by virtual currencies to its business, in…

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Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 percent to below $14,500 on profit-taking

The SEC Wants The You To Know This About Investing in Bitcoin

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Bitcoin has taken the investing universe by storm, making early adopters rich and capturing the imagination of millions of people worldwide. As the number of people interested…

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Securities and Exchange Commission warns investors in Zamboanga on fraudulent schemes

MANILA, Philippines The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned investors in Zamboanga against groups and individuals in the province soliciting money which the corporate regulator said may be fraudulent schemes. According to the SEC,…

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The Securities and Exchange Commission Launches Unit to Police Cyber-threats

The Securities and Exchange Commission Launches Unit to Police Cyber-threats

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has announced it is setting up a special unit dedicated to identifying cyber-related misconduct. The announcement came days after the top US financial regulator disclosed that it had been…

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Gov. Martinez May Have Broken SEC Rules In New Mexico #WallSt Pension Deals?

Gov. Martinez May Have Broken SEC Rules In New Mexico #WallSt Pension Deals?

When federal regulators in 2010 instituted new ethics rules to prevent Wall Street executives from using campaign contributions to influence government investments, they pointed to New Mexico as an example of a state mired in…

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