The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a computer programmer for operating two online venues that traded securities using virtual currencies Bitcoin or Litecoin without registering the venues as broker-dealers or stock exchanges.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new rules designed to strengthen the US market's technology infrastructure, which has frequently buckled under increasing strain in recent years.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against two India-based operators of an alleged high-yield investment scheme seeking to exploit investors through pervasive social media pitches on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy ("OIEA") is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudsters who may attempt to manipulate share prices by using social media to spread false or misleading information about stocks.
Former US Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Arthur Levitt is taking on advisory roles at bitcoin firms BitPay and Vaurum. He enters the cryptocurrency industry as it digests rulings from regulators that could see many companies classed as money transmitters.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Barclays Capital Inc. with failing to maintain an adequate internal compliance system to ensure the firm did not run afoul of any federal securities laws after its wealth management business in the U.S. acquired the advisory business of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.
SmartStream Technologies, the Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) specialist, today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded a contract to SmartStream to furnish its TLM Reconciliations Premium solution to the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the creation of a new office within the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) that will coordinate efforts to provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range of SEC activities.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) filed a proposal to establish a national market system plan to implement a targeted 12-month pilot program that will widen minimum quoting and trading increments (tick sizes) for certain stocks with smaller capitalization.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its Chief Information Officer Thomas Bayer is planning to leave the agency in October.
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