Ontario Regulator Takes Action Against KuCoin Trading Platforms for Violating Securities Law

The Ontario Securities Commission said the trading platform has failed to register.

Jun 8, 2021 at 1:58 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:07 p.m. UTC

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has formally alleged that KuCoin trading platforms have failed to comply with the province's securities law.

  • The OSC, which oversees the management and enforcement of securities in Canada’s most populous province, filed a Statement of Allegations that KuCoin firms Mek Global Limited and PhoenixFin Pte. Ltd. have failed to comply with Ontario securities law.
  • The regulator said KuCoin is operating an unregistered crypto asset trading platform and encouraging Canadian customers to trade crypto asset products that are securities and derivatives on the platform.
  • The OSC said it had warned all crypto asset trading platforms offering trading in derivatives or securities in Ontario that they must contact its staff or face potential regulatory action.
  • Crypto trading platforms were given until April 19 to bring their operations as a dealer or marketplace into compliance.
  • KuCoin did not contact the OSC, the regulatory body said.
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