Posts From David Zaslowsky

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 a civil money penalty against Eric Powers for willfully violating the Bank

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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 USD 823,357 in illicit profits for operating an unlicensed money

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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 York, or with New York residents, without a license.  Bittrex,

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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

U.S. SEC Encourages Self-Reporting in ICO Registration Violation Case

On February 20, 2019 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reached a settlement with Gladius Network LLC for conducting

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Enforcement, ICO, SEC, US

SEC’s Supposed Setback on Token Issue Now Reversed

In November 2018, a U.S. District Court declined to accept the SEC’s argument that an ICO token was a “security.” 

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ICO, SEC, US

What To Expect When Litigating Smart Contract Disputes

The blockchain phenomenon has brought an ever increasing use of smart contracts.  Those contracts raise numerous issue for disputes lawyers. 

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DAO, Smart Contracts, US
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