Tag Archives: Cryptocurrency

Investors Should Beware Of Potential Cryptocurrency Investment Rip-Offs

Bitcoin has reached the mania stage, starting 2017 trading at $1,000 before almost hitting $20,000 last month and then falling to $10,000 on Tuesday. The skyrocketing price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has attracted scads of speculators looking to make … Continue reading

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FINRA Is Coming: Are Your Cryptocurrency Activities Covered?

The calendar may have started anew in 2018, but federal regulators have affirmed that they are still firmly focused on one of 2017’s emerging issues—cryptocurrencies and, more specifically, initial coin offerings (ICO). FINRA’s 2018 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter, which … Continue reading

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Upcoming CFTC, FIA Cryptocurrency Meetings

FIA Response to CFTC Allowing Self-certification Bitcoin Futures and Products Last year the CFTC became active establishing its jurisdiction in the cryptocurrency landscape. The Commission released a primer on Virtual Currency and declared Bitcoin is a commodity under the Commodity … Continue reading

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State Securities Regulators Step Up on ICO and Cryptocurrency Enforcement

As I have previously noted (most recently here), the SEC recently has stepped up its regulatory efforts to police the burgeoning Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market, as well as cryptocurrencies generally. Now it appears that the federal regulators are not … Continue reading

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CFTC Customer Advisory for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading Risks

Understand the Risks of Virtual Currency Trading The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is issuing this customer advisory to inform the public of possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or recently launched Bitcoin futures and … Continue reading

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