11/21/2018 | Content area:
The SEC has yet again offered up its current thinking on digital securities. On the same day that the Commission settled charges against two more comp...
10/25/2018 | Content area:
Both the SEC and the CFTC have staked regulator claims in the burgeoning virtual currency space. Hand the CFTC a victory in a recent court ruling but ...
10/25/2018 | Content area:
A cryptocurrency trading suspension and an emergency halting of a planned initial coin offering have both been initiated by the SEC this month. The ma...
9/27/2018 | Content area:
The end of September represents the end of the SEC’s 2018 fiscal year and the inevitable analysis of its Enforcement Division’s statistics. But the di...
9/13/2018 | Content area:
An investigative report issued by the SEC in July 2017 was clear in its message: offers and sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are sub...
9/11/2018 | Content area:
Because the digital tokens issued in the ICOs and traded by Respondents included securities, the Respondents’ activities required broker-dealer regist...
7/26/2018 | Content area:
IA Watch has obtained a copy of an OCIE sweep exam request letter tied to how advisers are handling cryptocurrencies.
The exam letter probes whether...
7/25/2018 | Content area:
A sources shares with IA Watch a copy of an OCIE document request letter that focuses on how the adviser handles cryptocurrencies.
7/19/2018 | Content area:
About one year after the SEC released an investor alert about initial coin offerings, the CFTC has followed suit with its own alert (IA Watch, July 27...
7/12/2018 | Content area:
FINRA is engaged in an effort to greater understand the extent to which brokerage firms are engaged in activities related to digital assets. The SRO i...
6/07/2018 | Content area:
Titanium's website contained fabricated testimonials from corporate customers and that Stollaire publicly - and fraudulently - claimed to have relatio...
5/24/2018 | Content area:
“Operation Cryptosweep” sounds like the latest Tom Cruise Mission Impossible summer blockbuster. In reality, it’s one of the largest coordinated serie...
5/17/2018 | Content area:
A “balanced approach” to initial coin offerings is being pursued by the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and across the Commission, reported Steven Peiki...
5/02/2018 | Content area:
These look the most like securities. Their creator sells them as a means of raising funds. In one potential example, the issuer may want to build an...
4/26/2018 | Content area:
Raymond Trapani surely saw the writing on the wall. Two of his co-founders of Centra Tech—a company that conducted a $32 million initial coining offer...
4/20/2018 | Content area:
The SEC's amended complaint alleges that Trapani was a mastermind of Centra's fraudulent ICO, which Centra marketed with claims about nonexistent busi...
4/05/2018 | Content area:
The crackdown on initial coin offerings continues. Despite an SEC report last July warning the industry that digital securities can be, and often are...
4/02/2018 | Content area:
SEC Halts Fraudulent Scheme Involving Unregistered ICO
3/26/2018 | Content area:
On September 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a New York businessman and his two companies with defrauding investors in a pair...
3/06/2018 | Content area:
Following a hearing on March 6, 2018, Judge Weinstein found that the CFTC had shown a reasonable likelihood that Defendants will continue to violate t...