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A La Jolla, Calif.-based hedge fund manager touted a fund it offered as the “first regulated crypto asset fund in the United States.” Turns out ...
Consider first the SEC’s recent decision to deny an exchange’s bid to list shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust.[12] I dissented from the disapproval ...
Respondents immediately halted the offering when contacted by the Commission staff and undertook a review of CAM’s website, marketing materials, and offering procedures. In addition, ...
Here's a portion of an OCIE document request letter dealing with cryptocurrencies.
Halloween this year brings tricks and treats – and the start of the NFA’s rule on virtual currency disclosures. October 31 is the start date ...
The previously signaled next OCIE sweep exam scrutinizing how advisers protect their sensitive data will be kicked off sometime in the next year (IA Watch, ...
If you’re like most advisers who answered IA Watch’s recent industry survey, you’ve not yet taken up the topic of cryptocurrencies with your staff.   ...
IA Watch has obtained a copy of an OCIE sweep exam request letter tied to how advisers are handling cryptocurrencies.   The exam letter probes ...
The NFA is proposing a requirement that CPOs, CTAs, FCMs and others disclose the risks inherent in virtual currencies. The SRO states in a new ...
A sources shares with IA Watch a copy of an OCIE document request letter that focuses on how the adviser handles cryptocurrencies.
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, ...
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 ...
“Operation Cryptosweep” sounds like the latest Tom Cruise Mission Impossible summer blockbuster. In reality, it’s one of the largest coordinated series of enforcement actions by ...
Calling virtual currencies “unlike any commodity that the CFTC has dealt with in the past,” the Commission has ordered designated contract markets, swap execution facilities ...
One of the primary ways we do that is with a focus on identifying and charging culpable individuals. Bad actors undermine the hard-earned trust essential ...
While The Robare Group’s enforcement case remains unresolved, the SEC isn’t giving up on the contention that the use of the word ‘may’ in describing ...
These look the most like securities. Their creator sells them as a means of raising funds. In one potential example, the issuer may ...
The SEC's amended complaint alleges that Trapani was a mastermind of Centra's fraudulent ICO, which Centra marketed with claims about nonexistent business relationships with major ...
SEC Obtains Emergency Freeze of $27 Million in Stock Sales of Purported Cryptocurrency Company Longfin
With the quarter’s end upon us, the NFA is reminding CPOs and CTAs to answer new questions on its annual questionnaire regarding virtual currencies.   ...
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