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SEC’S First Cases for Improperly Touting ICOs are Brought Against Celebrities DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather

The U.S. SEC has shown it seriousness in cracking down on noncompliant ICOs by pursuing enforcement in a number of different ways.  We have reported on the SEC’s recent first-time

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ICO, SEC, Touting, US

U.S. District Court Declines to Accept SEC’s Argument that Token is a “Security” Until It Can Resolve Disputed Questions of Fact

On November 27, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a decision that is already being reported as one holding that a token is not a

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ICO, SEC, Security Token, US

SEC’s First Cases Imposing Civil Penalties Solely for ICO Securities Offering Registration Violations

On Friday, November 16, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had settled charges against two companies that sold digital tokens in ICOs.  Munchee, Inc. was the Commission’s

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U.S. SEC Issues Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading

Last Friday, November 16, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance, Division of Investment Management, and Division of Trading and Markets issued a “Statement on Digital Asset

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Broker-Dealer, ICO, SEC, US

Japanese Financial Services Agency accredits the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association as a Self-Regulatory Organization

On October 24, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) accredited the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA, established in

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AML, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Japan

European Parliament adopts Blockchain Resolution

On Monday 3 October, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) / blockchain. In the

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EU, GDPR, ICO, Smart Contracts

Ukraine Publishes Draft Taxation Law on Virtual Assets

On September 19,  2018, the Ukranian Parliament published a draft law which aims to set out the legal basis for

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, Ukraine

Australian Regulator Takes Action Against Misleading Initial Coin Offerings

In May of this year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) indicated that ICO issuers and their associated advisers

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Australia, ICO

SEC Suspends Trading in Company for Making False Cryptocurrency-Related Claims about SEC Regulation and Registration

Last week we reported that the US SEC stopped a fraudulent ICO that falsely claimed that it had SEC approval. 

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SEC Stops Fraudulent ICO That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

The U.S. SEC announced yesterday that it had stopped what sounds like the most brazen fake ICO yet.  According to

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