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California, Texas Among States Accusing GS Partners of Misleading Crypto Investors

"These investment schemes are often marketed as a unique opportunity to earn lucrative profits and secure generational wealth through blockchain technology, a metaverse, liquidity and staking pools, a tokenized skyscraper and digital assets purportedly convertible to physical gold," the Texas agency described in its emergency cease-and-desist order. Original Source

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Failed ‘$175M’ real estate token raise draws ire of Texas regulators

The Texas State Securities Board has accused a network of companies under the "GS" brand and operating from Germany of fraudulent activities "tied to digital assets, investments in a staking pool in a proprietary metaverse." The network of companies is controlled by Josip Dortmund Heit.As described by regulators on November

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Crypto companies form Texas blockchain group to advocate for clear regulations

A group of crypto and blockchain firms joined together to create a Texas crypto advocacy group, according to a Sept. 11 announcement. The group is called “Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas,” and is founded by a16z crypto, Coinbase, Ledger, Bain Capital Crypto, Blockchain Capital, and Paradigm. The group is promoting

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Riot Platforms says Texas energy strategy reduced production costs by $31M

Bitcoin miner Riot Platforms mined fewer Bitcoin in August than July but received over $31 million in power credits. That is the equivalent of around 1,136 Bitcoin (BTC), CEO Jason Les pointed out in a statement.Riot received an estimated $24.2 million in power curtailment credits under its contract with Texas grid

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Riot Platforms at Center of Texas Debate Over Bitcoin Mining’s Effect on the Grid

When energy demand and prices spike, the cost of the energy outweighs the price of Riot staying in operation, so “they're going to shut down anyway,” Sawicky said. Her argument was echoed by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, who sponsored the mining cap bill, and environmental advocates at the bill hearing. Source

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