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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.  Yesterday, the SEC suspended trading in the securities of a

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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 the complaint, Blockvest LLC not only falsely claimed that it

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ICO, ICO Litigation, SEC, US

SEC and CFTC Charge Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer and CEO

On September 27, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against an international securities dealer and its Austria-based CEO for allegedly violating the federal securities laws in connection

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Additional First-Of-Their-Kind Enforcement in the U.S.

Last week we reported that FINRA brought its first-ever disciplinary action in the cryptocurrency space.  But there were also two other first-of-their-kind enforcement actions last week by the U.S. SEC.

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, SEC, US

SEC Rejects Nine Applications to List Exchange-Trade Funds

On August 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued three separate orders rejecting multiple applications which would have allowed

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Exchanges, SEC, US

Lawsuit Brought Against Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO

Unikrn is an esports gambling startup associated with that raised approximately $31 million through an initial coin offering (“ICO”) in

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ICO Litigation, SEC, US

SEC Bars Perpetrator of Tomahawkcoin ICO Fraud

On August 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently obtained permanent officer-and-director and penny stock bars against

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SEC Rejects the Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin Fund

Last year, the SEC rejected an application by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss for what would have been the first-ever Bitcoin

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

U.S. SEC Charges Two With Illegal Sales of Blockchain Company Stock

On July 2, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two men with the illegal sale of securities related to

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Enforcement, SEC, US

Cryptocurrency Regulation in the Crosshairs: SEC Staff Weighs In, But Is There More Than Meets the Eye?

In our article for Bloomberg Law, we discuss the legal questions arising out of the announcement by William Hinman (SEC

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Cryptocurrency, SEC, US