Texas to probe FTX endorsements by Tom Brady, Stephen Curry along with other celebs

National football league quarterback Tom Brady and National basketball association point guard Stephen Curry are apparently one of the celebrities facing a probe in the Texas financial regulator over their promotion from the now-bankrupt crypto exchange, FTX. 

Joe Rotunda, director of enforcement in the Texas Condition Securities Board, apparently told Bloomberg inside a November. 22 are convinced that the Texas Condition Securities Board is scrutinizing payments received by celebrities to endorse FTX US, what disclosures were created and just how accessible these were for investors.

Rotunda however noted that although the watchdog was going for a “close take a look at them,” the celebrities’ endorsements of FTX weren’t an “immediate priority,” but would participate the “regulator’s bigger probe into FTX’s collapse.”

Both Brady and Curry are also named inside a November. 15 class-action suit against FTX, together with former FTX Chief executive officer Mike Bankman-Fried.

The suit alleged they “controlled, promoted, aided in, and positively participated” in FTX Buying and selling Limited and West Realm Shires Services Corporation.

Others named within the class action lawsuit include model Gisele Bündchen, the Golden Condition Players basketball team, National basketball association player Udonis Haslem and co-creator of Seinfeld Ray David.

Cointelegraph arrived at to the Texas Condition Securities Board for comment but didn’t get a reply before publication.

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Previously, surveys have discovered that just about 1 / 2 of retail investors will follow digital asset advice in the social networking accounts of celebrities and influencers undoubtedly, which has witnessed greater than a couple of use their influence to shill crypto products and projects.

In October, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was fined by the United States Registration (SEC) for “touting on social media” concerning the EMAX without disclosing she was compensated $250,000 to publish about this.

Kardashian has neither accepted to nor denied the SEC’s allegations, but settled the costs and agreed to not promote any cryptocurrency assets until 2025.

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