The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted trading of Hong Kong-based UBI Blockchain's stock.
The SEC said that it was moving to halt trading due to questions about its recent public filings as well as market activity around the company's stock, which according to MarketWatch has seen its price jump more than 2,000 percent in the past year.
The agency explained:
UBI Blockchain becomes the latest firm to have the trade of its stock frozen by the SEC. In the past few months, the agency has temporarily halted trading around several other firms amid questions about the veracity of their statements.
Those moves were, perhaps, in response to a wave of interest among investors in firms that say they're pivoting toward products and services of the tech. Yet that interest has sparked warnings from some market watchdogs, including the self-regulatory organization FINRA.
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