New York Attorney General Sues Crypto Exchange Coinex – Claims Trading Platform Offers Unregistered Securities

Through the office of New York Attorney General (NYAG) Letitia James, it was announced on Wednesday that the attorney general has sued Coinex, a platform called a cryptocurrency trading exchange, for “failing to register as a securities and commodities broker dealer and to has been sued for misrepresentation and representation as a cryptocurrency exchange”. The filing details that the Attorney General’s Office was able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies on Coinex in New York while the company is still unregistered in the state, apparently in violation of New York’s Martin Act.
OAG clarifies that he also created an account with Coinex using a computer with an IP address located in New York to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for which he was charged. The state’s act gives the attorney general the most extensive law enforcement powers to investigate suspected fraud in the offering, buying and selling of securities, as well as the use of them in trading. The Office has alleged and proved that Coinex offers trading of crypto tokens that are securities and commodities, namely AMP, LUNA, LBC and RLY, and this declaration asserts that that “New York law requires securities and commodities brokers to register with the state and that’s exactly what Coinex has failed to do.”
If we talk, Coinex allegedly offers securities without registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the same claim has been presented to the office that it is definitely not registered and that it is not a national securities exchange with the Securities and Exchange Commission. is not in a state registered as an exchange or is properly designated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as required to do so and is certainly in violation of New York law.
In addition, “Coinex had also failed to comply with a subpoena issued by the OAG to provide more information about its digital asset trading activities in the state”. Through his lawsuit, Attorney General James seeks a court order restraining him from allowing it to misrepresent itself and at the same time prove that it is not officially registered as an exchange. and bars him from operating in New York and instructs him to implement geo-blocking based on his IP address and GPS location to block his access. All activity on Coinex’s mobile app and website and services from New York is affected. In response to enforcement action by NYAG James, Coinex issued a statement on Thursday saying that an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange in view of a lawsuit against us for allegedly conducting, we are carefully considering those allegations as well as trying to address the concerns of the Attorney General and are taking important steps in this direction. James has certainly taken action against cryptocurrency firms several times in the past, and last month he recovered $24 million from Nexo, a highly reputed consortium, and in January he was accused of defrauding investors and concealing the company’s dire financial situation. Alex Mashinsky, the former CEO of Celsius, was sued for In June 2022, the crypto lender reached an agreement with Blockfi for about $1 million to offer unregistered securities, and in October 2021, it completed all its legal procedures for the firm to offer all loans to unregistered transactions. It was ordered to be closed for not following the rules. In September 2021, it also shut down crypto trading platform Coin seed and last November urged Congressmen to ban cryptocurrencies in retirement accounts.


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