SEC reminds online platforms trading digital assets to register

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued another statement on digital assets, this time reminding online platforms that trade digital assets that they may have to be SEC-registered to trade lawfully.

In a public statement, the SEC said it was concerned that many online trading platforms may be giving investors the false impression they are SEC-registered and regulated by labelling themselves "exchanges".

"The SEC staff has concerns that many online trading platforms appear to investors as SEC-registered and regulated marketplaces when they are not," the statement reads.

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