SEC Approach Remains Cautious

The U.S. SEC’s continued effort to try to walk a tightrope regarding regulation of ICO’s was on display again yesterday.  Chairman Clayton has famously said that “I have yet to

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Blockchain vs GDPR: Technology Meets Regulation (Again!)

Unless you’ve been living under a series of highly distributed rocks, you’ll be aware that blockchain (or at least the group of technologies known as Distributed Ledger Technologies or DLTs)

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US CFTC Bring New Enforcement Action In Scheme Involving Binary Options and Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Defendants Blake Harrison Kantor,

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, US

New York Launches Inquiry Into Cryptocurrency “Exchanges”

Today, New York’s Attorney General launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative, a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade cryptocurrencies.  The Attorney General’s

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Cryptocurrency, New York

Hong Kong Securities Watchdog Warns that Many ICOs May Be Frauds

In a speech on new technologies on Friday, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) deputy chief Julia Leung reiterated

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Hong Kong, ICO

England’s FCA Warns Cryptocurrency Derivatives Likely to be Regulated

To date, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK financial services regulator has made clear (via its Feedback statement on

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Cryptocurrency, FCA, UK

Texas Regulator Finds Widespread Fraud in Cryptocurrency Offerings

The Texas State Securities Board issued a report summarizing its a four-week investigation of securities offerings tied to virtual currencies. 

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, US

Pakistan and India Ban Banks from Using Cryptocurrency

Last Thursday, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, issued a statement providing that the banks and financial institutions

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Cryptocurrency, India, Pakistan

U.S. SEC Obtains Emergency Freeze of $27 Million in Stock Sales of Purported Cryptocurrency Company Longfin

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order freezing more than $27 million in trading proceeds from allegedly

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, SEC, Securities, US

Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Nano

A class action lawsuit was brought today on behalf of investors in Nano f/k/a RaiBlocks (XRB), alleging, according to the

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Litigation, Securities, US