Bitcoin Investment Trust and Genesis Trading Settle Charges With SEC

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a cease-and-desist sequence opposite a Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) and a issuer SecondMarket, a latter of that has been systematic to vomit roughly $50,000 in a allotment with a agency.

Originally determined by financier and Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert when he was CEO of SecondMarket, a BIT, now managed by Digital Currency Group auxiliary Genesis Trading, offers publicly listed shares tied to a value of bitcoin land hold by a trust. The BIT is traded on a OTCQX market, and was non-stop to investors on a sell in Mar of final year.

Specifically, a cease-and-desist order relates to a share emancipation module conducted in 2014, behind when a BIT was operated by SecondMarket. According to disclosures published final year by Grayscale, a module drew a courtesy of SEC regulators since a repurchases took place as shares were being combined by a trust – in defilement of Regulation M, a SEC pronounced in a recover today.

As partial of a emancipation program, SecondMarket repurchased 85,721 shares between 2nd Apr and 4th Sep 2014, a SEC said, earning $51,650.11.

From a SEC:

“The SEC’s Rule 101 of Regulation


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