The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) stated Aug. 19 that it has issued letters demanding (*5*), Cryptoytosec.info, SmartAsset.com, FTX.US and FDICCrypto.com to cease making deceptive statements about FDIC deposit insurance and implement corrective measures.
FDIC deposit insurance protects prospects within the unlikely occasion of the failure of an FDIC-insured financial institution.
In the cease and desist letters despatched Aug. 18, the FDIC demanded that the businesses, their officers and staff abstain from alluding to any presence of FDIC deposit insurance at sure exchanges or their very own platforms. It additionally demanded that the businesses take instant measures to right any false and deceptive statements made beforehand.
The FDIC alleges within the textual content of the letters that every entity has purportedly misrepresented the depository insurance standing of holdings or furthered falsehoods regarding the protection of deposit insurance.
Based on the proof offered by the FDIC within the letter, every of the businesses allegedly made false representations — including on their web sites and social media accounts — stating or suggesting that sure crypto-related merchandise are FDIC-insured or that shares held in brokerage accounts are FDIC-insured.
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