BlockFi’s high-yield crypto interest products have reportedly come under the federal microscope.
Citing one anonymous source, Bloomberg reported Wednesday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is “scrutinizing” the New Jersey-based crypto lender. Reportedly at issue are BlockFi’s marquee landing products, which can yield as much as 9.5%.
BlockFi has maintained that its product is not a security. But securities regulators appear to disagree. Earlier this year, a bevy of state-level agencies opened investigations into BlockFi, which would make the SEC only the latest force to give a look.
BlockFi declined to comment.
UPDATE (Nov. 17, 14:43 UTC): Adds that BlockFi declined to comment.
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