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Tags: kim kardashian | sec | ethereummax | cryptosecurity

SEC Charges Kim Kardashian $1 Million Fine for Touting Crypto

SEC Charges Kim Kardashian $1 Million Fine for Touting Crypto
Kim Kardashian attends the FENDI 25th Anniversary of the Baguette, Sept. 9, 2022 in New York. (Sean Zanni/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 03 October 2022 08:01 AM EDT

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged reality television star Kim Kardashian Monday for unlawfully touting the crypto security EthereumMax, the agency said in a statement.

Kardashian agreed to settle the charges, pay $1.26 million in penalties, disgorgement, and interest, it said.

The SEC’s order finds that Kardashian failed to disclose that she was paid $250,000 to publish a post on her Instagram account about EMAX tokens, the crypto asset security being offered by EthereumMax. Kardashian’s post contained a link to the EthereumMax website, which provided instructions for potential investors to purchase EMAX tokens.

"This case is a reminder that, when celebrities or influencers endorse investment opportunities, including crypto asset securities, it doesn’t mean that those investment products are right for all investors," said SEC Chair Gary Gensler. "We encourage investors to consider an investment’s potential risks and opportunities in light of their own financial goals."

"Ms. Kardashian’s case also serves as a reminder to celebrities and others that the law requires them to disclose to the public when and how much they are paid to promote investing in securities," Chair Gensler added.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged reality television star Kim Kardashian Monday for unlawfully touting the crypto security EthereumMax, the agency said in a statement.
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2022-01-03
Monday, 03 October 2022 08:01 AM
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