Texas Securities Regulator Adds Celsius to Its Crypto Lending Crosshairs

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) is cracking down on Celsius with an allegation of offering interest-bearing crypto deposits to be unregistered securities. It ordered the crypto lending startup to appear before a hearing in February 2022, where a cease-and-desist order will be considered. Texas has already issued a similar warning to BlockFi. "The Hash" panel discusses the implications for Celsius facing regulatory pressure in Texas in the latest sign of U.S. watchdogs’ growing scrutiny of the booming crypto lending industry.

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