This Investor Alert from the Texas State Securities Board highlights the results of a four-week "sweep" by its Enforcement Division into investment offerings that were tied to virtual currencies. Enforcement Division attorneys and investigators conducted the sweep in response to a sharp increase in the number of securities offerings marketed to Texans. The investigation targeted promoters who appeared to be illegally and fraudulently using online advertisements, social media, and other public solicitations to attract Texas Investors.
The Texas State Securities Board was the first state securities regulator to enter an enforcement order against a cryptocurrency firm and to date the Securities Commissioner has entered 17 orders, the most of any state. Click on the company name to read the news release on the action and the order itself.
Dec. 20: USI-Tech Limited
Jan. 4: BitConnect
Jan. 24: R2B Coin
Feb. 3: DavorCoin
Feb.15: Investors in Crypto LLC
March 5: LeadInvest
May 15: Wind Wide Coin Inc.
Nov. 27: My Crypto Mine and Mark Steven Royer