The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million.

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No Penalty

The SEC announced on Wednesday that it did not impose a penalty on Gladius Network Llc even though the company has been charged with conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). The agency wrote in its order:

The Commission is not imposing a penalty because of the significant steps Gladius took to remediate the violation.

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

The order details that Gladius conducted the ICO in late 2017 after the SEC warned about security token offerings in its DAO report. The Washington D.C.-based…

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