The FDIC issued letters to five crypto companies, including FTX US. Unlike deposits held at U.S. banks, cryptocurrencies stored with brokerages are not protected by the government.
“Based upon evidence collected by the FDIC, each of these companies made false representations —including on their websites and social media accounts — stating or suggesting that certain crypto-related products are FDIC-insured or that stocks held in brokerage accounts are FDIC-insured,” the regulator said in a press release.
‘Enforcement 40’ for 2020
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