August 1, 2023

Hex Founder Charged with Unregistered Securities Offering: Investors Lose 27%

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• The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of the crypto project Hex, Richard Heart, with allegedly raising more than $1 billion through unregistered securities offerings.
• The SEC has also included three unincorporated businesses (PulseChain, PulseX, and Hex) in the charges.
• Director of the Fort Worth regional office, Eric Werner, stated that Heart encouraged investors to purchase securities backed by cryptocurrency in offerings that were not registered and used some of the cryptocurrency assets to purchase luxury items.

Charges Against Hex Founder

The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of the crypto project Hex, Richard Heart, with allegedly raising more than $1 billion through unregistered securities offerings. The SEC complaint states that Heart started marketing Hex in 2018 claiming that “it was the first high-yield ‘blockchain certificate of deposit” and endorsing it as an investment designed to make people “rich”. In addition, three unincorporated businesses (PulseChain, PulseX, and Hex) have also been charged alongside Richard Heart for their involvement in offering unregistered securities.

Alleged Use Of Funds For Luxury Goods

The SEC is particularly wary of a staking function on Hex that Heart claimed would provide returns of 38% and claims that he intentionally tried to break law by advising investors against investing their cryptocurrency holdings into them. Furthermore Director of the Fort Worth regional office Eric Werner commented on these allegations saying that Heart urged investors to purchase securities backed by cryptocurrency in offerings which were not registered and then went ahead using some of these proceeds for personal gain buying luxury goods such as a 555-carat black diamond christened “The Enigma“.

HEX Price Reaction

Following these allegations news regarding charges against hex founder Richard heart came out leading to a drop in price for HEX tokens trading at $0.006461 at press time representing a dip over 27%. The status quo is further supported by Coinbase’s recent announcement stating they will only offer Bitcoin(BTC), all other cryptocurrencies being considered as securities according to SEC’s regulations.

Conclusion

In conclusion it can be said that while initial figures released regarding funds raised through unregistered security offering are promising it comes at a cost as evidence suggests misuse funds for purchasing luxury items could backfire on those involved when considering severe punishments handed out from legal authorities if found guilty for such activities .

Takeaways

At this stage it remains unknown what consequences those involved with hex face however one thing is certain: Crypto projects need to ensure they abide by regulatory guidelines when conducting ICOs or else risk facing serious repercussions from legal authorities thus protecting investor interests from any potential fraudulent activities which may occur during such processes