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SEC Chairman: Tokens are Not Exempt From Regulation, Expresses Discomfort

SEC Chairman: Tokens are Not Exempt From Regulation, Expresses Discomfort

Government agencies all over the world scrutinize ICOs and their associated tokens. The SEC is an excellent example of the most recent developments taking place. Chairman Jay Clayton is seemingly convinced all tokens will be subject to regulation. That may prove impossible to enforce. Jay Clayton has a Unique View SEC Chairman Jay Clayton wants […]

What Would Happen to Crypto In a Global Market Meltdown?

What Would Happen to Crypto In a Global Market Meltdown?

A common thought experiment in the crypto community is to ponder how cryptocurrencies would fare in the event of another global financial meltdown. It is not an idle question. There is a host of troubling developments in the global economy: the threat of a trade war, jitters in Italian debt markets, problems at Deutsche Bank and new emerging market […]

Are Tokens Like Gold? Attorneys Ask Tough Questions on ICOs

Are Tokens Like Gold? Attorneys Ask Tough Questions on ICOs

It’s unusual for panels to get heated, but that’s just what happened during a discussion on securities law and the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) on Tuesday. Called “Structuring Legally Compliant Token Sales,” the panel took place at the Cardozo School of Law, at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. There, much of the conversation centered […]

CFTC Chair Giancarlo: Embracing Blockchain Is in the ‘National Interest’

CFTC Chair Giancarlo: Embracing Blockchain Is in the ‘National Interest’

Blockchain is in America’s “national interest.” That’s according to J. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), who issued the bold proclamation in remarks at a gathering of government technology executives in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning. But while the blockchain industry has been encouraging regulators and government agencies to embrace the technology for […]

Dubai Financial Regulator Issues Warning on ICOs

Dubai Financial Regulator Issues Warning on ICOs

A financial services regulator in Dubai has issued a warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs) to investors. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), in a new statement, became the latest markets regulator to urge caution to prospective investors, a list which include agencies from Russia, Canada and the US, among others. One notable difference is […]