Skeptic’s lens: Not defending crypto anymore?

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Kik yesterday, accusing the firm of illegally raising $100 million in an unregistered securities offering in 2017. The filing alleges that Kik, which has never been profitable, sold Kin tokens primarily because of concerns it would run out of money by the end of 2017. Kik was allegedly unable to raise more capital in traditional ways and the token sale was viewed as a “Hail Mary pass” by one of its board members.

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