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Bitcoin entrepreneur agrees to settle SEC charges

The co-owner of two bitcoin-related websites has agreed to pay nearly $51,000 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges he publicly offered shares in the two ventures without registering them, the regulator said on Tuesday.

Erik Voorhees.
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Erik Voorhees.

Erik Voorhees published prospectuses online and solicited investors to buy shares in SatoshiDICE and FeedZeBirds, paying in bitcoin, without first registering the offerings as required under federal law, according to the SEC.

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Voorhees agreed to settle with the SEC by giving up $15,844 in profit and paying a $35,000 civil penalty. He did not admit or deny the charges in agreeing to settle.

— By Reuters

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