Category Archives: CFTC

SEC Evolving On Bitcoin

It appears that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s view of crypto-currencies is “evolving.” It is now apparently distinguishing between what it deems to be securities offerings (i.e., initial coin offerings) and tokens that are supposedly “assets.” In a recent speech, … Continue reading

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Security Token Exchange Planned

The Wall Street Journal reports that BOX Digital Markets LLC is planning to start a blockchain based exchange for “security tokens” in a joint venture with digital-assets trading platform tZero. Security tokens are digital “coins” issued in Initial Coin Offerings … Continue reading

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Operation Crypto-Sweep Begins

Winter is coming for Initial Coin Offerings¬† in the form of “Operation Crypto Sweep” that started at the beginning of May. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. and Canadian securities regulators have instituted almost “70 open investigations and 35 … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency For Film Financing

Notwithstanding regulators’ warnings, cryptocurrencies continue to proliferate with another film-oriented token premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the promoters, “Hubii film provides film projects with a blockchain based decentralized marketplace focused on changing two key processes for film … Continue reading

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Telegram Avoids An Initial Coin Offering

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app now banned in Russia and Iran, announced that it was abandoning its plans for a public Initial Coin Offering since it was able to raise $1.7 Billion from fewer than 200 private investors. Some think … Continue reading

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Big VC Backing Cryptocurrency Trading Startup

Big venture capital is looking at sinking money into an electronic cryptocurrency broker dealer trading system for high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors. The plan is for the system to mimic stock “smart order routers that dispatch … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Cautious About Crypto-Currencies

The Nasdaq is warming to cryptocurrency trading, but only if it’s regulated. CEO Adena Friedman noted in a talk at the MIT Sloan School of Management that CC’s are securities and buyers deserve protection. Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan … Continue reading

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