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Court Affirms CFTC Jurisdiction Over Cryptocurrency

As early as September 2015, the CFTC took the position that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are commodities. See In re Coinflip, Inc., No. 15-29 (C.F.T.C. Sep. 17, 2015). Based on

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

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

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 U.S. law. see 1-3 and 1-23.  One of the SEC’s

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Litigation, SEC, Securities, US

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 exchange and defrauding users of that exchange.  The SEC also

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ICO, Litigation, SEC, US

U.S. SEC Halts Trading In 3 Penny Stocks Tied To Cryptocurrency

Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides that, “if in [the SEC’s] opinion the public interest and

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, SEC, US

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

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

Further CFTC Enforcement

The CFTC disclosed today that, on January 16, in a case initially filed under seal, the CFTC sued and froze

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

CFTC Enforcement

We have previously discussed the position taken by the U.S. SEC with respect to cryptocurrencies. But the US Commodity Futures Trading

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CFTC, Litigation, US

SEC Temporarily Halts Trading of Blockchain Company’s Stock

UBIA is a Hong Kong company that focuses on the research and application of blockchain technology, with a focus on

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Litigation, SEC, US

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