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SEC Investigating Bored Ape Creator Yuga Labs Over Securities Violations: Report

11 Oct, 20221 min readRegulation
SEC Investigating Bored Ape Creator Yuga Labs Over Securities Violations: Report

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Yuga Labs over whether its Bored Ape Yacht Club Ethereum NFTs and the ApeCoin token are unregistered securities, according to Bloomberg.

The report, which cites an unnamed source, claims that the agency is exploring whether the crypto startup broke federal law by issuing NFTs that act like stocks, as well as exploring the distribution of the Ethereum-based ApeCoin token that launched earlier this year. Yuga Labs has not yet been accused of any wrongdoing and the investigation may not necessarily lead to charges, per the report.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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