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SEC Continues to Expand Examinations Focused on Crypto-Assets

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), made clear back in December 2017 that his Commission was concerned with the proliferation of crypto-assets. The SEC defines crypto-assets as “crypto-currency (e.g., Bitcoin), initial coin offering (ICO), distributed ledger technology, blockchain and/or any related products and pooled investment vehicles.” Clayton cautioned both … Continue Reading

A Guide to U.S. Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The proliferation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has raised many questions about the legal status of these technologies and financial instruments and how their exchange should be regulated under federal and state money transmitter laws. Regulation of cryptocurrencies and exchanges is evolving quickly, and navigating the regulatory guidance requires careful consideration of both the guidance … Continue Reading

SEC Advisory Committee To Discuss Implications of Blockchain for Securities Markets – No Action Imminent

Blockchain technology has made the agenda for the October 12, 2017 meeting of the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, the SEC announced on September 22, 2017. The Committee will be hosting a two-hour panel discussion among industry insiders concerning “Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technology and Implications for Securities Markets.” Although a more detailed agenda has … Continue Reading
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