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SEC Enjoins Telegram Token Offering

On October 11, 2019 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged

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SEC Digital Asset Guidance a Boon For Investors Claiming XRP is Unregistered Security

A group of investors in Ripple’s cryptocurrency XRP filed an amended complaint exploiting recent guidance published by the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) of the U.S. Securities

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Litigation, Ripple, SEC, Securities, US

SEC Fines SimplyVital for Unregistered ICO

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges against a New England-based blockchain company for offering and selling approximately $6.3 million of securities to the

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ICO, SEC, Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs), US

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

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

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Cryptoassets, FINRA, SEC, SIPA, US

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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A Series Of 1st-Time Crypto Actions For The SEC

On December 17 we published an article in Law360 describing the SEC’s busy November in which it secured three “firsts”

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