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Telegram ICO Claims Securities Exemption

The Telegram messaging app company has filed a Form D with the SEC noticing the advertised private placement of its Initial Coin Offering raised $850 Million from only 81 investors. The offering is not expected to run for more than … Continue reading

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If Adjusted, Number of Accredited Investors Would Decline

Congress wants the SEC to study the definition of “accredited investor” to determine if it should be increased to adjust for inflation. The current definition (Regulation D, Rule 501) defines an individual accredited investor as one who has an income … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Push SEC For Private Placement Protections

For the last year, issuers have been allowed to use highway billboards, internet advertisements, cold calls to senior living centers, and promotional T-shirts to market their securities to investors, with no education for investors and limited disclosure of risks according … Continue reading

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SEC Crowdfunding Timing Revealed

The SEC published its proposed rulemaking agenda for 2014. The comment period on the crowdfunding regulations under new section 4(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended by the JOBS Act, ends on February 3, 2014. The proposed final … Continue reading

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New SEC Crowdfunding Guidance

The SEC has released a number of Q&A’s regarding the use of new Rule 506(c). This guidance includes such matters as: whether an issuer who has taken reasonable steps to verify its investor is “accredited” and later finds out that … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Rules Sow Confusion

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that, notwithstanding the SEC’s formal and informal guidance on using Rule 506(c), that permits advertising for private placements so long as all investors are “accredited,” there is general confusion about how to comply … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Pre-Filing With SEC

Crowdfunding companies that are advertising under recently amended SEC rules are making early Form D filings with the SEC even though the proposed regulations requiring pre-filing are not yet effective. Reasons given are: to be cautious, to reach as many … Continue reading

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