FDIC Denunciations FTX.US False Statements And Misleading Investors

The FDIC said FTX.US and its President, Brett Harrison, misrepresented the exchange’s deposit insurance status. The agency is asking the exchange to stop making statements that imply FTX.US is FDIC-insured.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced today that five crypto companies had made false and misleading statements regarding the status of their deposit insurance. Crypto exchange FTX.US and its President, Brett Harrison, were named alongside Cryptonews, CryptoSec, SmartAsset, and a website called FDICCrypto.com.

According to the agency, Harrison falsely claimed on Twitter that “direct deposits from employers to FTX.US were stored in individually FDIC-insured bank accounts in the users’ names” and that company stocks were held in “FDIC-insured and SPIC-insured brokerage accounts”. The agency furthermore criticized the company for identifying as FDIC-insured on its website.

The FDIC stated that some of the exchange’s products mentioned by Harrison and the FTX.US website were in fact uninsured, that deposits were not protected to the claimed extent, and that the FDIC’s name was being misused

The agency called on Harrison and FTX.US to immediately remove all statements suggesting, explicitly or implicitly, this exchange was FDIC-insured. It furthermore asked them to cease and desist from making further such statements and to provide the FDIC with written confirmation and proof that it has complied. Failure to do so would open up the crypto exchange and Harrison to civil monetary penalties.

Harrison responded to the letter by stating that “per the FDIC’s instruction I deleted the tweet” and that he and FTX.US “really didn’t mean to mislead anyone”. At press time, however, his Twitter account still showed multiple tweets that possibly imply this exchange was indirectly insured by the FDIC.

https://twitter.com/Brett_FTX/status/1560701320717369349

However, Harrison did not delete all FDIC insurance references, as the tweet below reveals. Whether the tweet was intentionally left or simply missed by the FDIC and FTX is unclear.

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FDIC Denunciations FTX.US False Statements And Misleading Investors

The FDIC said FTX.US and its President, Brett Harrison, misrepresented the exchange’s deposit insurance status. The agency is asking the exchange to stop making statements that imply FTX.US is FDIC-insured.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced today that five crypto companies had made false and misleading statements regarding the status of their deposit insurance. Crypto exchange FTX.US and its President, Brett Harrison, were named alongside Cryptonews, CryptoSec, SmartAsset, and a website called FDICCrypto.com.

According to the agency, Harrison falsely claimed on Twitter that “direct deposits from employers to FTX.US were stored in individually FDIC-insured bank accounts in the users’ names” and that company stocks were held in “FDIC-insured and SPIC-insured brokerage accounts”. The agency furthermore criticized the company for identifying as FDIC-insured on its website.

The FDIC stated that some of the exchange’s products mentioned by Harrison and the FTX.US website were in fact uninsured, that deposits were not protected to the claimed extent, and that the FDIC’s name was being misused

The agency called on Harrison and FTX.US to immediately remove all statements suggesting, explicitly or implicitly, this exchange was FDIC-insured. It furthermore asked them to cease and desist from making further such statements and to provide the FDIC with written confirmation and proof that it has complied. Failure to do so would open up the crypto exchange and Harrison to civil monetary penalties.

Harrison responded to the letter by stating that “per the FDIC’s instruction I deleted the tweet” and that he and FTX.US “really didn’t mean to mislead anyone”. At press time, however, his Twitter account still showed multiple tweets that possibly imply this exchange was indirectly insured by the FDIC.

https://twitter.com/Brett_FTX/status/1560701320717369349

However, Harrison did not delete all FDIC insurance references, as the tweet below reveals. Whether the tweet was intentionally left or simply missed by the FDIC and FTX is unclear.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your own research before investing.

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