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SEC Finds Digital Tokens Issued in Exchange for Services Can Still Constitute Securities


In a recent settled enforcement action, In the Matter of Tomahawk Exploration LLC and David Thompson Laurance, the SEC found ... Read More

CFTC Chairman Includes Fintech and Virtual Currency in Agency’s Priorities

On July 25th, 2018, CFTC Chairman Giancarlo addressed the House Committee on Agriculture regarding the agency’s priorities and recent work ... Read More

Cryptocurrencies and Online Promotions: Legitimate Activities or Fraudulent Schemes?

The Internet is a double-edged sword, presenting business opportunities undreamed of 20 years ago – and the potential for fraudulent ... Read More

What Do CurryKittens, Stephen Curry and Trade Secrets Have in Common?

In May 2018, Axiom Zen released cryptocollectibles, unique digital tokens created using blockchain technology, called “CurryKittens.” In a complaint filed ... Read More

Potential Antitrust Issues With Blockchain Technology


The advent of blockchain technology has raised many questions regarding securities and privacy law. But what about potential antitrust and ... Read More

Could Digital Assets Be Considered Securities? A Perspective From Regulators


Earlier this year, two key SEC officials shared their views on digital assets under federal securities laws. While an ultimate ... Read More

The NFA Enhances Reporting Requirements for Intermediaries Who Trade Virtual Currencies and Related Derivatives


Derivatives regulations have continued to evolve with the explosive growth of cryptocurrency in recent years. One of these earlier shifts ... Read More