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SEC Division of Enforcement 2019 Annual Report Shows Cryptocurrency Is Still Under the Microscope

The SEC Division of Enforcement’s 2019 Annual Report, released earlier this month, shows a continuing focus on activities involving blockchain ... Read More

Reading the Blockchain Tea Leaves: Reconciling Telegram and Block.one

The juxtaposition of two recent SEC enforcement actions against token issuers may shed some light on the regulator’s evolving regulatory ... Read More

In Case You Needed A Reminder – AML/CFT Regulations Apply to Transactions in Cryptocurrencies


Earlier this month, the leaders of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the U.S ... Read More

HMRC’s New Approach to Cryptoassets – Tax First, Define Later

The UK tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has taken a further step towards tackling perceived tax avoidance ... Read More

Still Waiting: SEC Again Delays Approvals of Bitcoin ETFs


As further evidence of the SEC’s resistance to the development of a regulated secondary market in bitcoin, on August 12 ... Read More

Playing Catch-Up: Commissioner Peirce Proposes a Safe Harbor for Certain Token Offerings

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has once again earned her title as “Crypto Mom” by expressing support for building a “non-exclusive ... Read More

The FCA Reclassifies Cryptoassets, But Is It Moving Away From Its Technology Neutral Approach?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released final guidance on cryptoassets in a policy statement that includes feedback from their ... Read More

The SEC’s Second No-Action Relief for Digital Tokens: Meaningful Relief or a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Pocketful of Quarters, Inc. (PoQ) is the second-ever recipient of no-action relief from the Division of Corporation Finance of the ... Read More

SEC/FINRA Joint Statement on Digital Asset Securities Does Not Address Regulatory Log Jam

Last week, the Staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (collectively, the ... Read More

The SEC Can’t Keep Kik-ing the Crypto Can

The SEC’s Action On June 4, 2019, the SEC sued Kik Interactive Inc. (“Kik”), a privately held Canadian company, in ... Read More

FinCEN’s New Guidance for Cryptocurrency Businesses – Some Questions Answered, Some New Questions Raised, Careful Consideration a Must

Earlier this month, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance to clarify when the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) ... Read More

NY AG Accuses Bitfinex and Tether of Covering Up $851 Million Loss in Investor Funds

On April 25, 2019, New York’s Attorney General secured a preliminary injunction against Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency trading platform, and Tether, ... Read More
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