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The Challenge of Conforming Crypto to the Language of Regulation – or Vice Versa

An often overlooked hurdle in the formulation of legislative apparatus for cryptocurrency is the challenge of adapting cryptocurrency to the classifications and language of financial regulations. Also Read: Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law Language Barrier Between Regulators and Crypto Community A recent article authored by Jonathan Chester, the chief executive officer of Bitwage, […]

ICOs: Fix the Problem Before the SEC Fixes It for You

If you sold tokens to unaccredited investors, or otherwise have not complied with the federal securities laws, make it right before the SEC finds you.

SEC Publishes Warning Against Unlawful Crypto Exchanges

On Wednesday, March 7, the U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a letter concerning the potential of unlawful online platforms that trade digital assets. The SEC is concerned with platforms operating without permission and advises investors to use entities that are registered with the SEC as an alternative trading system (ATS). Also […]

Credit Suisse and ING Group Complete $30 Million Securities Lending Transaction Using Blockchain Technology

Yesterday, Credit Suisse and ING Group completed a 25 million euro ($30.48 million) securities lending transaction using blockchain-based software. The transaction involved the banks swapping baskets of securities through an application from fintech company HQLAx, which was built with a blockchain created by bank consortium R3. The trade was one of the first examples of […]

Lithuania’s Central Bank Probes 100 Million Euro ICO

Lithuania’s central bank has said it is probing Bankera’s initial coin offering after determining that the token offered counts as a security.

Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale

The Texas State Securities Board ordered BitConnect to halt its upcoming token sale, which the regulator deemed an unregistered securities offering.