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Gemini and Genesis Sued by SEC Over Crypto ‘Earn’ Program

  • Regulator alleges that firms illegally raised billions
  • Program pays clients interest for lending crypto assets
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SEC Sues Crypto Brokerages Gemini and Genesis
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US regulators sued crypto brokerages Genesis Global Capital and Gemini Trust Co. for breaking securities rules. 

The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday that the firms illegally raised billions of dollars from hundreds of thousands of investors through the so-called Gemini Earn program. That product, which let customers loan out their assets in exchange for interest payments, amounted to the offering of unregistered securities, the SEC said