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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 is likely one of the largest initial coin offerings ever.

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ICO, SEC, US

TRO Granted in Bitconnect ICO Lawsuit

We previously reported how, in the Tezos litigation, the court denied a temporary restraining order that sought to enjoin the defendants from selling, transferring, converting, or otherwise disposing of any

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ICO, Litigation, US

Vermont City To Use Blockchain For Land Records

Propy, a California-based blockchain startup, announced that it is partnering with the city of South Burlington, Vermont, to use blockchain technology to record real estate conveyance documents.  The goal will

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Real Estate, US

Further CFTC Enforcement

The CFTC disclosed today that, on January 16, in a case initially filed under seal, the CFTC sued and froze

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, 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

The Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies

Among the many areas of law that will have to continue to evolve around cryptocurrencies is the tax law.  In

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Tax, US

CFTC Enforcement

We have previously discussed the position taken by the U.S. SEC with respect to cryptocurrencies. But the US Commodity Futures Trading

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CFTC, Litigation, 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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Litigation, SEC, US

$4 Billion Crypto-Promoter Ordered to Halt Fraudulent Sales

The Texas State Securities Board said yesterday that it entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to halt the multiple

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

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