Regulatory Aspects of ICOs in Switzerland

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is one of the regulatory bodies that has taken specific steps with respect to ICOs.  In its recently published booklet, Regulatory Aspects of

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ICO, Switzerland

ICO Regulation in Germany

Initial Coin Offerings are now mushrooming in Germany as well.  Besides the recent Savedroid ICO, the local Frankfurt news section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung recently  mentioned at least three

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Germany, ICO

Coinbase Hit With Two Class Action Lawsuits

When traders want to purchase crypto using traditional currency, or exchange one cryptocurrency for another, they do so via an exchange.  Coinbase is one of the world’s largest, with over

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Litigation, US

SEC Investigates Cryptocurrency Companies

The U.S. SEC, in recent months, repeatedly put cryptocurrency companies and their advisers on notice about what officials said were violations of securities rules designed to protect investors.  see posts

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Defendant Argues Cryptocurrency is Not Security

We have reported in this space about how the SEC has indicated that most ICOs probably qualify as securities under

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U.S. SEC Charges Former Bitcoin-Denominated Exchange and Operator With Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former bitcoin-denominated platform and its operator with operating an unregistered securities

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ICO, Litigation, SEC, US

Swiss Regulator Issues Clear Guidelines for ICOs

In an effort to create clarity for market participants, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA published guidelines, on Friday,

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AML, ICO, Switzerland

TRO Denied in Second BitConnect Lawsuit

We previously reported on the Kentucky court that issued a temporary restraining order against BitConnect.  On Wednesday, that TRO was extended

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ICO, Litigation, US

SEC Halts One of the Largest ICOs Ever

The U.S. SEC announced today that it had obtained a court order to halt and freeze the assets of what

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TRO Granted in Bitconnect ICO Lawsuit

We previously reported how, in the Tezos litigation, the court denied a temporary restraining order that sought to enjoin the

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ICO, Litigation, US