Poloniex announced that it will prevent US buyers from purchasing nine crypto assets. Poloniex said that the assets - ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP - are dangerously close to being securities under US law. Non-US buyers will still have access to the tokens.
"It is not possible to be certain whether US regulators will consider these assets to be securities," they wrote in a Medium post.
US fintech company Circle acquired Poloniex in February 2018. It appears the the new owners looked to clean how's and found tokens like Game.com's GAME and Lisk.io's LISK are insufficiently covered by regulatory documentation to continue sales in the US.
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