The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its investigation into the encryption company Blockchain Riot, according to the latest 10-Q quarterly report filed on August 14
Riot Blockchain is a & # 39 former biotech company that changed its name to contain the word "blockchain" last year, as ratings rise from $ 8 per share to over $ 40 as a result, according to a CNBC report. Reportedly, he currently operates a mining crypto facility in Oklahoma City.
The quarterly earnings report this week reveals that the company received a letter from the SEC on July 30 indicating that the agency had started an action "Under Article 8 (e) [of] Securities Act of 1933, "with particular control given to the registration declarations of Riot Blockchain.
According to Section 8, if the SEC considers that the registration statement contained "any untrue statement" or omitted any "material fact", it may "issue a suspension order that suspends the effectiveness of the registration declaration . "
The issue of an arrest order would mean that no company shares could be traded until the agency deems that the shortcomings have been addressed Reed Brodsky, partner at law the Gibson Dunn company, is cited by CNBC in saying that:
"This SEC subtitle and the order do not appear to be the kind of quote regularly issued in the normal course of the SEC's where the prospects of the registrants are .The company must take it very seriously A negative result from the SEC could be devastating. "
Jake Zamansky of the securities company Zamanksy LLC added that" the fact that the SEC division is involved suggests that they are considering fraudulent actions against the company ", reports the CNBC.
As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Blockchain Riot had already received a quote from the SEC on April 9, which at the time the company had swept away saying that "many companies engaged in blockchain and cryptocurrency activities received citations from the SEC ".  The CNBC report notes that the court summons in April concerned topics that included "the correct classification of assets, the applicability of the Law on investment companies [of] 1940 to the commercial and accounting activities of its cryptocurrency. "
Apparently, the Blockchain Riot collapsed by more than 12% on Wednesday, the CNBC observes.
This March, the SEC initiated a widely publicized cryptographic probe, after c Jayman Jayton pledged to increase the scrutiny of companies seeking to "capitalize on the perceived promise" of the buzz blockchain.