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Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown

On May 21, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) announced a massive and coordinated series of enforcement actions by U.S. state and Canadian provincial regulators to combat fraudulent practices involving cryptocurrency-related investment products. As cryptocurrencies have gained in popularity, companies have increasingly turned to a method known as an initial coin offering (“ICO”) to… Continue Reading
Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends, Securities and Commodities

SEC to Begin Regulating Initial Coin Offerings More Heavily

On November 16, 2017, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton announced in a symposium on cybersecurity and financial crimes that the SEC would start taking enforcement action against coin offering issuers who fail to register with the SEC. As cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become increasingly popular, startup companies have turned to a… Continue Reading

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