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SEC Warns 비트겟 Against Interest-Bearing Crypto Accounts — Says They're Riskier Than Bank Deposits

SEC Warns About Risks 비트겟 in Interest-Bearing Crypto Accounts 비트겟 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Division of Enforcement’s Retail Strategy Task Force announced Monday that they have jointly issued an investor bulletin “to educate investors about risks with accounts that pay interest on crypto-asset deposits.”

On the same day, the SEC announced that it has charged cryptocurrency lending platform Blockfi for failing to register its crypto lending product. Blockfi has agreed to pay $100 million in penalties to settle the charges with the SEC and 32 state regulators.

The SEC explained that “an interest-bearing account for crypto asset holdings … are not as safe as bank or credit union deposits.”

The securities watchdog noted that banks and credit unions are regulated by both federal and state banking regulators. In addition, deposits at banks or federal credit unions are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Similarly, securities accounts held with U.S.-registered brokers may also be insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).


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