Tag Archives: Commodities Futures Trading Commission

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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Israel Finds Crypto-Currency Not A “Security”

The Israel Securities Authority Committee for the Examination and Regulation of Initial Coin Offerings has ruled that ““cryptocurrencies that are designed to be used exclusively as a medium of payment, clearing, or exchange and are not limited to a specific … Continue reading

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Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds Bearish On Crypto-Currencies

An index of  about 17 crypto-currency hedge funds from data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc. rose almost 3,000% in 2017 compared to the 8.7% average return across the global hedge fund industry. But with the sudden and steep drop in … Continue reading

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Crypto Currency Tax Matters

If you’ve hopped onto the cryptocurrency train, you should be aware that the IRS is all over this. So, if you’re paying employees in Bitcoin (or alts), you must report it on a W-2 and withhold just like dollars (except … Continue reading

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Court Says Bitcoin Is Not Money

What’s a bitcoin? Apparently, it’s not money, according to a Florida court that acquitted a guy on a money laundering charge. Although you can turn it into cash, the IRS says that bitcoin is actually property while the Commodities Futures … Continue reading

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CFTC Settlement Provide for “Bad Boy” Exemptions

It pays to have smart lawyers. Money center banks who have found themselves as the subject of disciplinary orders from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission have settled cases with the inclusion of exemption language that provides them an automatic exemption … Continue reading

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