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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 UBI Blockchain Internet, Ltd. (“UBIB”).  The SEC alleges that T.J.

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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 Director of the Division of Corporate Finance) that ether and

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Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

U.S. SEC Taking Additional Time to Determine Request to List Crypto-Related ETF

Last month we reported on an SEC decision to take additional time to consider whether to approve a request to list five Bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on one of the

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, SEC, US

U.S. SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Mic Drop on Crypto-Assets and Whether the SEC Regulates Them: We Don’t Regulate Everything, But You Have to Do the Analysis

On June 6, U.S. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton was interviewed on CNBC about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  He said, in effect, that “cryptocurrencies, these are replacements for sovereign currencies, replace the

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U.S. SEC Names Crypto-Czar

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. SEC named Valerie A. Szczepanik as its first ever Crypto Czar.  According to the

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SEC Hits Another Fraudulent ICO

On May 29 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced it had obtained a court order halting the ICO of

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US SEC Creates a Phony ICO

As a way of educating the public, the SEC launched a website that offers a mock ICO.  It did so

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SEC Commissioner Takes Less Rigid Position on ICOs and does not Favor Sandboxes

SEC-watchers regularly quote Chairman Clayton’s statement at a February 2018 Senate hearing (“I believe every ICO I’ve seen is a

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ICO, SEC, US

U.S. Court Denies Injunction Request Against Alibaba Cryptocurrency Creator for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Defendants in this case created a cryptocurrency called Alibabacoin and used the Alibaba name on its alibabacoinwallet.com websites, Facebook page,

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SEC Will Take Additional Time to Consider Approval of Bitcoin-Related ETF

In January, the New York Stock Exchange asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow it to list five bitcoin-related

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