Troubled cryptocurrency company Digital Currency Group (DCG) is facing more legal issues as its subsidiary Genesis Capital got slapped with a new class action lawsuit.
A group of Genesis creditors filed a securities class action (SCA) lawsuit against DCG and its founder and CEO Barry Silbert, alleging violations of the federal securities laws.
The lawsuit was filed by Connecticut-based law firm Silver Golub & Teitell (SGT) on behalf of individuals and entities who entered into digital asset lending agreements with Genesis. The law firm is known for handling major industry lawsuits, including a class action suit filed against Coinbase in March 2022.
The new complaint against DCG and Silbert alleges that Genesis engaged in an unregistered securities offering in violation of securities laws by executing lending agreements involving securities without qualifying for an exemption from registration under the federal securities laws.
The lawsuit also alleges that Genesis committed securities…