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CFTC Imposes Fine on Falcon Labs for Illicit Crypto Activities

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  • Falcon Labs fined $1.7M for unregistered crypto operations.
  • CFTC cracks down on Falcon Labs for U.S. crypto access.
  • Landmark penalty: Falcon Labs hit for illegal crypto trading.

The CFTC  regulatory body, the Committee on Commodity Futures Trading, has imposed sanctions against Falcon Labs, a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency prime brokerage firm, for conduct in the American market that is against the rules.

 Falcon Labs faces penalty

United States federal court found that Falcon Labs has been responsible for allowing residents of the country to access crypto derivatives platforms for trading on an unregistered basis. According to the CFTC reports, during the period ranging from October 2021 to March 2023, Falcon Labs provided an intermediary service to American users, where these users placed orders and executed trading for digital asset derivatives without the required registration.

Falcon Labs began further facilitating transaction exchanges by being well-recognized as the companies’ main account holders. Within a short period, the individuals involved were settled with sub-accounts separately, minus any identification proof.

Such illegal activity drove Falcon Company to successfully amass net fees of some 1,179,000 $ from clients’ dealings in virtual asset derivatives. Accordingly, the CFTC holds the said firm accountable for this violation through this substantial financial penalty. By the sentence, Falcon Labs should immediately halt participation in these unregistered activities on behalf of $1,768,512 million in disgorgement and civil monetary penalties fines.

Falcon Labs’ compliance efforts

CFTC Enforcement Director Ian McGinley emphasized the body’s iron-clad approach to securing the correctness of derivatives markets and ensuring that anyone who engages in unregistered digital asset services will be prosecuted. Falcon Labs’ response and regulatory compliance system are crucial to its success in the healthcare industry.

Falcon Labs preemptively beefed up its Identity Management controls for customers. Though such a measure may prove a form of showing Falcon Labs’ commitment to regulatory compliance, it might still not be sufficient to excuse the firm from facing the consequences of its past misdeeds.

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