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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 BAR, a coin developed by Michael Stollery, commonly known as

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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 in the hopes of showing how easily people can be

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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 security”) as evidence of the SEC’s strict view of ICOs. 

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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, and phone applications.  Online retailer Alibaba sued for infringement of

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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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SEC Approach Remains Cautious

The U.S. SEC’s continued effort to try to walk a tightrope regarding regulation of ICO’s was on display again yesterday. 

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U.S. SEC Obtains Emergency Freeze of $27 Million in Stock Sales of Purported Cryptocurrency Company Longfin

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order freezing more than $27 million in trading proceeds from allegedly

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U.S. SEC Brings Civil and Criminal Charges Against Founders of Centra Cryptocurrency Firm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it charged two co-founders of a purported financial services start-up with

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SEC Says Cryptocurrency Platforms Must be Registered

There have been previous posts in this blog about statements by the U.S. SEC saying that most ICO’s would seem

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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

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