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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 violations of securities rules designed to protect investors.  see posts

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, SEC, US

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

TRO Denied in Second BitConnect Lawsuit

We previously reported on the Kentucky court that issued a temporary restraining order against BitConnect.  On Wednesday, that TRO was extended

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ICO, Litigation, US

New York Takes Action to Deter Fraud in Virtual Currency Markets

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued guidance reminding all virtual currency entities licensed by New

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Cryptocurrency, New York, 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

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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

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

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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

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Real Estate, US

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