While scammers take advantage of celebrities’ names without them knowing about this, some of the stars willingly take part in fraudulent projects. Thus, a famous US rapper known as T.I. agreed to pay a fine amounting to $75,000 for promoting a fraudulent ICO.
Steven Seagal will pay $314,000 to settle allegations of unlawful cryptocurrency advertising, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said. In 2018, the actor on social networks urged people not to miss the opportunity to participate in the initial public offering of cryptocurrency (ICO) Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G).
The government authority of Italy responsible for regulating the securities market, Consob, recently established rules, definitions and criteria for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO) in a document that defines the outcome of the public consultation. Consob has published on its official website the final report on the initial offers and exchanges of crypto-activities.
In the due course of searching for fake initial coin offerings (ICO), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC), the authority in charge of monitoring and regulating electronic securities, has managed to charge another blockchain and distributed ledger tech (DLT) initiative with cheating a massive number of investors, to collect around $42 million.
The Italian Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB), a government agency that regulates the securities market, has started a process that should lead to regulatory intervention for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and cryptocurrency exchanges. But the final decision on blockchain-related operations lies with the government and Parliament.
The Political Group in the United States of America (USA) known as Political Action Committee (BitPAC) has launched an ICO to give strong support to their favorite US House Candidate for public office.
It is not ‘unreasonable’ for businesses and networks to develop, promote and use their own tokens and cryptocurrencies. Many Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been questioning whether or not a network needs its own cryptocurrency (token). The networks want to replace Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and other major coins with their own tokens.