DavorCoin Served Cease and Desist From Texas State Securities Board

7510
ADVERTISEMENTSToken Agency
Blockchain Expo North America 2019
global

On Friday, Feb. 2, the Texas State Securities Board served an emergency cease and desist order to DavorCoin, who bill themselves as one of “the most ambitious cryptocurrency projects.”

MyStatesman first reported on the order, in which the Board demanded DavorCoin stop selling marketing unregistered securities in Texas and to stop marketing them. The Board called DavorCoin’s marketing statements “materially misleading or otherwise likely to deceive the public,” according to the Statesman article.

advertisementToken Agency

The order noted that the Board served DavorCoin’s web hosting company, Domains by Proxy. The Board alleged DavorCoin had obscured its founders’ identities and its place of business, while selling securities to the public.

In the order, the Board noted DavorCoin’s response to BitConnect’s recent announcement that it would shutter its cryptocurrency lending and exchange offerings. ” This does not change anything for us,” DavorCoin allegedly crowed, saying BitConnect’s end had made DavorCoin “the number one lending platform in the world!”

DavorCoin’s website is a registration form, which asks what country the user is from, but does not involve any initial know-your-customer process. (A Token Report researcher was able to set up an account registered in the “land Islandss.”)

The website itself is mostly a user dashboard related to cryptocurrency trading and lending. According to Token Report research, the latest commit shown on DavorCoin’s github is more than two months ago.

However, DavorCoin’s Telegram forum, with 14,235 members, has been promoting a “‘BE A MILLIONAIRE’ LENDING LOTTERY !!!💰🔥.”Its Twitter account has been posting similar messages.

Blockchain News has contacted DavorCoin via the support form on its user dashboard.

Joe Rotunda, Director of Enforcement for the Texas Board, gave Token Report the following statement, disavowing any intent to regulate and pointing its efforts at what it believes are the most dangerous cases of securities fraud:

“The Enforcement Division’s mandate is to protect the investing public while promoting legitimate capital formation.  We have not been and will not be trying to regulate cryptocurrencies; our actions have been directed at issuers found to have been illegally and fraudulently offering investment programs tied to cryptocurrencies that constitute securities.  As cryptocurrencies continue to generate considerable attention in the media and interest from the public, these illegal and fraudulent securitized cryptocurrency offerings pose a grave threat to traditional investors.  Absent a fair description of the terms of a product, the identity and qualifications of principals and the material risks associated with an offering, traditional investors may well be exposed to irreparable harm.  

As the recently (sic) emergency action alleges, DavorCoin was found to be engaging in an illegal and fraudulent securities offering.  It was concealing the identity of its principals, the location of its business, and the methodology purportedly used to generate a profit for its customers.  Promoters of these types of schemes may be using technology to limit their exposure.  Ultimately, investors are being lured through social media to purchase nothing more than a promise made through a website maintained by an anonymous group.”

The full order is below:

DavorCoin Cease and Desist February 2 2018 – Order https://imgur.com/a7x5CrG by Kyle Gibson on Scribd

advertisements Blockchain Partners


Token Agency
global
Tymlez
Blockchain Expo North America 2019

8 COMMENTS

  1. First of all if u click on the link it’s been removed . And I looked everywhere in Texas gouvernement website there is no letter . Also even if u search for coin or lending platform only usi tech and Bitconnect shows . Why all this negative media for nothing and the only people that will get hurt is the community supporting these programs

  2. Someone needs to send this texas board a cease and desist. They are manipulating the market for personal gain. A class action lawsuit against them will calm them down.

  3. “the Board served DavorCoin’s web hosting company, Domains by Proxy’ That a domain name privacy service.. it has nothing to do with the hosting company. This is all just FUD as far as I can tell. And the more people post articles like this knowing they are untrue (because you did your homework, right?), the FUD you are causing. If you want to help the cryptospace, start getting factual and stop writing for SEO. With the amount of crap being written lately its no wonder there is so much shit going on, shit that’s not even happening!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.