US Govt Fines Kim Kardashian Over N544m for Promoting Crypto on Social Media, Nigerian Presidency Reacts

US Govt Fines Kim Kardashian Over N544m for Promoting Crypto on Social Media, Nigerian Presidency Reacts

  • Kim Kardashian has agreed to pay over N544m to pay US govt for failing to disclose a payment she received for promoting cryptocurrency
  • She has also committed to refrain from promoting crypto assets for three years and to help with an ongoing inquiry
  • The Nigerian presidency has reacted to the news of Kardashian court case and subsequent fine

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American reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, was fined $1.26 million for sharing a cryptocurrency advert on her Instagram page.

Her offence is that she refused to disclose the amount she was paid for the promotion.

The United States Security and Exchange Commission charged the SKIMS founder to court after she promoted a crypto asset, EthereumMax, on her social media platform, BBC reports.

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Kim Kardashian fine by US govt over crypto advert
Kim Kardashian pay US government for crypto advert Credit: celebritywas
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According to the SEC, Kardashian failed to disclose that she was paid $250,000 to publish a post about EMAX tokens, a crypto asset security offered by EthereumMax.

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While the case is still ongoing, Kardashian has agreed to settle out of court.

According to The Punch, she decided to pay the fee to avoid a long legal battle and allow her to go forward with her numerous business endeavors.

Nigeria presidency reacts

The news of Kardashian caught the attention of the Nigerian presidency which has been quite resolute against cryptocurrency trading in Nigeria.

Reacting to the post, Special Assistant to President Muhammdu Buhari on Digital & New Media said:

"Imagine if Nigeria were to do this… just imagine… no need to say anything. Just imagine…"

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Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 mn for unlawful crypto promo reported that cybercriminals are now taking advantage of the ongoing craze around cryptocurrencies to trick potential victims and steal their digital money.

A new report titled “Crypto Hacks & Scams Report 2021” released by Crystal Blockchain shows that crypto investors in this year lost over $10 billion(N4.11 trillion) globally.

While another report from Chainalysis shows that the amount of money lost is over $7.7 billion worth of crypto currency worldwide.


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