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Token Sales/ICOs

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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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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SEC and CFTC Enforcement Directors Issue Joint Statement Regarding Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions

Bitcoin  •  Blockchain  •  CFTC  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  Enforcement Actions  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  SEC  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Virtual Currency
On January 19, 2018, SEC Co-Enforcement Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin and CFTC Enforcement Director James McDonald issued the following joint statement regarding virtual currency enforcement actions: “When market participants engage in fraud under […]

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FINRA Targets ICOs and Digital Currencies in Annual Broker Exam Priorities Letter

Bitcoin  •  Blockchain  •  Broker-Dealer  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  FINRA  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Virtual Currency
On January 8, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its 2018 Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter (Exam Priorities Letter) for its broker-dealer members.  In the Exam Priorities Letter, FINRA addresses initial coin […]

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ICO Participant Liability – Could you be Liable for Assisting in the Sale of Unregistered Securities?

Digital Currency  •  Enforcement Actions  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  SEC  •  Tax  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Uncategorized
As published in Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report, December 18, 2017 An initial coin offering (“ICO”) does not happen on its own. Rather, there are companies and individuals that assist in successful token […]

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Israeli Regulators to Decide Regulatory Fate of ICOs in December

Cryptocurrency  •  Digital Currency  •  Ethereum  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  Regulatory Action  •  Token Sales/ICOs  •  Uncategorized  •  Virtual Currency
On August 30, 2017, the Israeli equivalent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Israeli Security Authority (“ISA”) announced it had formed a committee to study whether, and how, to apply Israeli securities laws […]

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Goodwin’s Fondo to Speak at MIT Club of Northern California Event on Blockchain + Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin  •  Blockchain  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Goodwin News & Events  •  Industry Events  •  Token Sales/ICOs
Part of their “View From the Top” series, the MIT Club of Northern California will host a night of networking and an informative panel discussion titled “Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and ICOs” on Wednesday, December 6, […]

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