Posts From David Zaslowsky

SEC Obtains TRO Against Organizer of “Fraudulent” ICO

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on fraud charges against a Brooklyn individual and two entities under his control who allegedly engaged in a fraudulent

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ICO, SEC, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), US

Texas Renews its Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Texas has been one of the more active states in the United States when it comes to cryptocurrency enforcement.  The Texas State Securities Board was the first state securities regulator

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Cryptocurrency, Texas

SEC and FINRA Issue Joint Statement on Broker-Dealer Custody of Digital Asset Securities

On July 8, 2019, the staffs of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)  issued a joint statement articulating

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Cryptoassets, FINRA, SEC, SIPA, US

Celebrities Mayweather and Khaled, Fined by the SEC, But Dismissed from Private Civil Lawsuit

We previously reported that, in November 2018, in a first of its kind case, the SEC charged  celebrities DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather with touting violations involving ICOs. Without admitting or

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ICO, Litigation, Touting, US

FinCEN’s First Enforcement Action Against P2P Virtual Currency Exchanger

On April 18, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an arm of the U.S. Department of the Treasury assessed

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Bitcoin, Currency Exchange, FinCEN, US

Bitcoin Dealer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison and Ordered to Forfeit Ill-Gotten Gains

On April 8, 2019, Jacob Burrell Campos of Rosarito, Mexico, was sentenced to two years in prison and to forfeit

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AML, Criminal, KYC, Money Transmitter, US

New York State Denies Bittrex Request for BitLicense

We have previously written about New York’s BitLicense regulations, which prohibit companies from engaging in “virtual currency business activity” in New

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AML, BitLicense, Cryptocurrency, New York

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange Set To Offer Digital Debt Securities and Funds

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) is set to become among the world’s first stock exchanges to offer the listing services

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Gibraltar, GSX, Tokenized Securities

SEC Issues its First Cryptocurrency No-Action Letter

In a first, on April 3, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first cryptocurrency No-Action Letter.  The

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Cryptocurrency, No-Action Letter, SEC, US

Foreign Trading Platform and Its CEO to Pay $990,000 for Illegal Bitcoin-Related Transactions with U.S. Customers

On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it had entered into a Consent Order

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AML, CFTC, FCM, SEC, US
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