The world’s largest investment company is interested in BTC, and the US authorities accuse the creators of Coinseed of defrauding investors for $1 million

2 min readFeb 18, 2021

BlackRock with $ 8.7 trillion in assets is interested in bitcoins

Investment company BlackRock, which manages assets totaling $8.7 trillion, is interested in the main crypto coin. The company’s investment director Rick Rieder said BlackRock is already “doing a little bit” of digital currencies.

“My sense is the technology has evolved and the regulation has evolved to the point where a number of people find it should be part of the portfolio, so that’s what’s driving the price up, ” said the entrepreneur.

Rieder did not go into details of BlackRock’s cryptocurrency strategy. However, it is known that the investment giant recently filed documents with the SEC. They say the company wants to include bitcoin futures in the investment portfolio of two of its funds.

US authorities accuse the creators of Coinseed of defrauding investors for $ 1 million

New York Attorney General Laetitia James has accused the creators of the cryptocurrency investment application Coinseed of fraud. The state prosecutor’s office believes that entrepreneurs lured out $1 million from investors through hidden fees and implausible statements. The company also issued a CSD token, which actually “had no functionality” in the Coinseed app.

The prosecutor’s office intends to bring to justice not only the company, but also two of its top managers. The allegations are centered around the 2017 ICO of Coinseed. Coinseed, according to preliminary data, received about $100,000 through the sale of 200,000 CSD tokens. Also, the prosecutor’s office is confident that the company was engaged in operations with cryptocurrencies without registering as a broker-dealer.

“Attorney General James seeks to stop Coinseed and the two individual defendants from further operating as unregistered commodities broker-dealers through their mobile application, as well as return investments of Coinseed’s worthless cryptocurrency, the CSD token,” according to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office in New -York.