Items tagged with "ICO"

SEC Releases Digital Assets Framework

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have released a framework to help clear up the confusionsurrounding buying and selling digital assets eg. initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Yes, the market for crypto assets has crashed, but there is still a trickle of activity! Perhaps anticipating increased interest in the future, numerous regulators have published, […]

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SEC to hold Fintech Forum

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that in May they will be holding a Fintech forum to discuss distributed ledger technology and digital assets.

The SEC has taken a mixed approach to digital asset regulation, with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggesting that digital assets both do and don’t qualify as securities, depending on their design. To help clarify the regulatory ambiguity around digital assets the SEC established its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology in 2018 (FinHub). Finhub now seeks to improve communication with and understanding of the digital asset industry with this forum.

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NASAA Conduct Coordinated International Crypto Crackdown

Earlier this week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced a coordinated series of enforcement actions to crack down on fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency-related investment products, and those behind them. Earlier this year, NASAA members from more than 40 jurisdictions throughout North America participated in “Operation Cryptosweep,” which to date has resulted […]

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SEC Chair on Cryptocurrencies.

The world’s social media platforms and financial markets are abuzz about cryptocurrencies and “initial coin offerings” (ICOs).  But are these new digital revolutions going to stand the test of time? The SEC’s chairman thinks so, but also heeds caution to investors seeking to get behind the trend. With the incredible growth in the BloThe world’s […]

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