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Texas Investor Guide 2018

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The new edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud is fully updated, and includes new material on robo-advisory firms, sample portfoloios, and emerging investment trends. It's free. Email relder@ssb.texas.gov and provide a mailing address.

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Enforcement Report: Widespread Fraud Found in Cryptocurrency Offerings

The Enforcement Division of the Texas State Securities Board found widespread fraud in cryptocurrency offerings during a four-week investigation of investment offerings that were tied to virtual currencies.

The full results are in the 14-page report Enforcement Report: Widespread Fraud...

Order Entered to Stop Cryptocurrency, Marijuana Investments

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles on April 5 entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against a convicted felon who is offering investments in two things that usually don’t go together: a cryptocurrency trading program and a marijuana growing operation.

According to the...

Administrative Action Report: Jan.-March 2018

The Texas State Securities Board took the following administrative actions from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2018: Bitconnect: Cease and Desist

The Texas Securities Commissioner on Jan. 4 entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to halt the multiple investment programs operated by BitConnect, an...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Did Not Approve This Message

The Texas Securities Commissioner last week brought an emergency action against cryptocurrency firm LeadInvest , an offshore entity that claims it is advised by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and three former U.S. Solicitors General.

Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered the...

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