Oct 18 (Reuters) – Two cryptocurrency lending platforms have been requested to stop actions in New York by the state’s legal professional normal on Monday and three different platforms have been directed to supply details about their enterprise.
The transfer comes weeks after New York Legal professional Common Letitia James received a court docket order forcing the closure of cryptocurrency change Coinseed.
In a redacted model of a letter dated Monday, James stated the Workplace of the Legal professional Common “was in possession of proof of unlawfully promoting or providing on the market securities and/or commodities”.
Regulators within the U.S. have been ratcheting up scrutiny of a world that has to date existed in a regulatory grey space, towards the backdrop of rising pressure between the crypto trade and regulators worldwide.
James filed a lawsuit in February to close down Coinseed for allegedly defrauding hundreds of traders, together with by charging hidden buying and selling charges and promoting “nugatory” digital tokens.
The state’s legal professional normal warned traders about “excessive threat” when investing in cryptocurrency and issued warnings to these facilitating within the buying and selling of digital currencies.
“Cryptocurrency platforms should comply with the legislation, identical to everybody else, which is why we are actually directing two crypto corporations to close down and forcing three extra to reply questions instantly,” James stated on Monday.
Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Shounak Dasgupta