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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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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Massachusetts Securities Regulator Announces “Aggressive Policing” of Cryptocurrency Firms

Cryptocurrency  •  Enforcement Actions  •  Initial Coin Offerings  •  SEC  •  State Law
On December 15, 2017, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced that his office’s Securities Division (“MSD”) would begin “aggressive policing” of cryptocurrency sales in Massachusetts.  The MSD regulates the offering and sale of securities […]

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SEC Issues Warning Regarding Celebrity-Promoted Coin Offerings and Moves Swiftly Against Unregistered ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings  •  Regulatory Action  •  SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued two warnings about investments sold on the basis of celebrity endorsements, including one relating to initial coin offerings (ICOs), and followed up with enforcement actions against unregistered […]

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