Digital currency is an exciting, dynamic and growing technology changing the financial and legal landscapes. To keep pace, corporate counsel must stay abreast of new rules, new regulations, and new applications of blockchain technology. Founded in March 2015, Digital Currency + Blockchain Perspectives chronicles industry news, including regulatory developments and other issues affecting our clients and the digital currency industry.
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  • Technological innovation
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SEC Director Clears Path for Secondary Sales of Security Tokens as Non-Securities, Declares Bitcoin and Ether Non-Securities

Bitcoin  •  Ethereum  •  SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally provided some good news, and guidance, regarding permissible token sales. On June 14, 2018, William Hinman, Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, speaking at the Yahoo […]

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State and Federal Regulators Coordinate Efforts to Combat Crypto Fraud

Bitcoin  •  Blockchain  •  CFTC  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  Enforcement Actions  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  Litigation  •  Regulatory Action  •  SEC  •  State Law  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Virtual Currency
This past week was a busy one for state securities regulators, the CFTC and the SEC as they continue their focus on rooting out fraud from the digital currency space and crypto- and blockchain-based ventures.  […]

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U.S. v. Zaslavskiy: DOJ and SEC Coordination in Enforcing the Securities Laws over Token Sales

Blockchain  •  Cryptocurrency  •  DOJ  •  Enforcement Actions  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  Litigation  •  SEC  •  Token Sales/ICOs
In the fall of 2017, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) each filed actions against Maksim Zaslavskiy for securities fraud in connection with two token offerings, through […]

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New York Department Of Financial Services Issues Crypto Guidance; Outlines Enhanced Reporting Requirements

Bitcoin  •  BitLicense  •  Blockchain  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  Money Transmission  •  NYDFS  •  Regulatory Action  •  State Law  •  Virtual Currency
On February 7, 2018, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) issued guidance to all virtual currency businesses that maintain a “BitLicense” or that are chartered as a limited purpose trust company […]

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SEC Exams To Focus On ICOs And Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin  •  Blockchain  •  Broker-Dealer  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  FINRA  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  Regulatory Action  •  SEC  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Virtual Currency
On February 7, 2018, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2018 Examination Priorities.  In what comes as no surprise, the exam priorities include initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency, stating […]

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