Whistleblower News: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney To Pay $35M For Extensive Failures To Safeguard Personal Information Of Millions Of Customers, The Fake Market In Crypto, Sparkster To Pay $35M To Harmed Investor Fund For Unregistered Crypto Asset Offering

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $35 Million for Extensive Failures to Safeguard Personal Information of Millions of Customers


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (MSSB) stemming from the firm’s extensive failures, over a five-year period, to protect the personal identifying information, or PII, of approximately 15 million customers. MSSB has agreed to pay a $35 million penalty to settle the SEC charges. read more »

The fake market in crypto


According to an analysis conducted by Forbes, half of all Bitcoin trades are fake. But how do traders manage to fudge the numbers? And what exactly is cooking behind crypto's cryptic facade? read more »

Sparkster to Pay $35 Million to Harmed Investor Fund for Unregistered Crypto Asset Offering


The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a cease-and-desist order against Sparkster Ltd. and its CEO, Sajjad Daya, for the unregistered offer and sale of crypto asset securities from April 2018 through July 2018 and charged crypto influencer Ian Balina for failing to disclose compensation he received from Sparkster for publicly promoting its tokens and failing to file a registration statement with the SEC for Sparkster tokens that he resold. Sparkster and Daya agreed to settle and to collectively pay more than $35 million into a fund for distribution to harmed investors. read more »