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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 the protection of investors so require, the Commission is authorized

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, SEC, US

SEC and CFTC Chairmen Testify Before Congress

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo testified today before Congress on the subject of virtual currencies.  The prepared remarks of both contained very little that they had

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, SEC, Securities, US

SEC Halts One of the Largest ICOs Ever

The U.S. SEC announced today that it had obtained a court order to halt and freeze the assets of what

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ICO, SEC, US

SEC Chairman Gets Tough With Lawyers

In a speech at the Securities Regulation Institute yesterday, U.S. SEC Chairman Clayton delivered some pretty blunt (and, according to

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ICO, SEC, Securities, 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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ICO Lawsuits

One of the big questions surrounding ICOs is whether the “coin” (or token) offered in the ICO is considered a

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Cryptocurrency, DAO, ICO, Litigation, SEC, Securities, US

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