Kim Kardashian was charged for illegally hawking a cryptocurrency

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2022
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Kim Kardashian is famous for being famous. The reality star abused that fame when she promoted a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax to her more than 200 million followers on Instagram in May 2021, according to federal regulators.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged (pdf) Kardashian on Oct. 3 for failing to disclose that she was paid $250,000 for the Instagram post.

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