- SEC issued a cease-and-desist order and fined $800,000 to tZERO.
- The blockchain-based trading platform tZERO violated federal disclosure requirements.
- tZERO is neither admitting or denying the conclusions of the SEC under the terms of the settlement.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asserted that blockchain-based trading platform tZERO violated federal disclosure requirements, fining the company $800,000 and issued a cease-and-desist order.
The SEC claims that tZERO made a number of mistakes in its disclosure filings, according to an order issued on January 10. tZERO is a decentralised trading system with different registration requirements than a traditional stock market. The company is also affiliated with Overstock.
According to the SEC’s order, tZERO reportedly failed to properly disclose crucial facts, including that it was sharing order information with a broker-dealer affiliate and Blue Ocean Technologies, a trading partner in Singapore that it later bought, as required by federal regulations.
Despite being obligated to do so, the business apparently did not file an adjustment to its Form ATS with the SEC for more than two years after it began releasing the information.
“Whether and how an ATS displays orders and trading interest is fundamental to any ATS’s operations, because order display provides buyers and sellers with the expectation of liquidity in the ATS and the potential execution of a participant’s orders,” the SEC order said.
According to the order, tZERO recommended the settlement, which the SEC accepted. tZERO is neither admitting or denying the conclusions of the SEC under the terms of the settlement.
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