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New York Attorney General’s Office Inquiries multiple Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Apr 18, 2018 Posted /  444 Views

New York Attorney General’s Office Inquiries multiple Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, has propelled the "Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative," an "investigation into the policies and practices" of cryptocurrency exchanges, as per an official statement on April 17.


Letters were sent to thirteen noteworthy digital currency platforms As part of the initiative, asking for data on their tasks, interior controls, and other key issues. Schneiderman said :


“With cryptocurrency on the rise, consumers in New York and across the country have a right to transparency and accountability when they invest their money. Yet too often, consumers don’t have the basic facts they need to assess the fairness, integrity, and security of these trading platforms. Our Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative sets out to change that, promoting the accountability and transparency in the virtual currency marketplace that investors and consumers deserve.”


As part of an effort to ensure digital currency investors and clients and increased transparency in how virtual currency exchanges work, a three-page form was conveyed to the exchanges. The forms request that the platforms give data, for example, their way to deal with battling market control, the activity of bots, use of non-public exchanging data, and security of client funds.


It purportedly expects to bring normal investors a better comprehension of the dangers and assurances related to digital currency exchanges. The announcement stated:

“Often, the platforms lack the basic market protections of traditional investing platforms. Moreover, the extent of disclosures to customers about trading rules, internal controls, and other basic practices varies from platform-to-platform, making it difficult or impossible for prospective users to evaluate the actual risks of trading on a particular platform.”

Letters were sent to cryptocurrency exchanges like:  Coinbase, Inc. (GDAX), Gemini Trust Company, bitFlyer USA, Inc., iFinex Inc. (Bitfinex), Bitstamp USA Inc., Payward, Inc. (Kraken), Bittrex, Inc., Circle Internet Financial Limited (Poloniex LLC), Binance Limited, Elite Way Developments LLP (, Gate Technology Incorporated (, itBit Trust Company, and Huobi Global Limited (Huobi.Pro).

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