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American CryptoFed registration at risk as SEC alleges filing anomalies

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American CryptoFed DAO, the first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to get legal recognition in the United States, is at risk of losing its registration after the U.S.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dug up anomalies in the Form S-1 registration statement dated Sept. 17, 2021.The Wyoming Secretary of State’s office recognized American CryptoFed as a legal entity in July 2021, at a time when the organization’s CEO, Marian Orr, believed that “Wyoming is arguably the top blockchain jurisdiction in the world.”However, on Nov.

18, 2022, the SEC instituted administrative proceedings against the DAO to determine the issuance of a stop order. A stop order from the SEC would retract American CryptoFed’s registration and bar sales of in-house tokens, Ducat and Locke.According to the SEC’s Division Of Enforcement, the Form S-1 registration statement filed by American CryptoFed lacks vital information, such as audited financial statements and details about its business and management.

The SEC further believed that the American CryptoFed filing contains “misleading statements and omissions” while being inconsistent in describing the tokens as securities.In this regard, David Hirsch, Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit stated that:Hirsch clarified that issuers must provide the required disclosure information to the SEC.

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