Tag Archives: Tokens

No Easy Out: Federal Judge Says Selling Digital Tokens May Violate Federal Securities Laws

Just this week, a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York told a defendant in a criminal case that he was out luck with the claim there was no securities fraud because he was selling  digital tokens.  See United … Continue reading

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CFTC joins regulatory chorus in warning investors about the hazards of digital tokens

By Brad Rosen, J.D. The CFTC has issued a customer advisory aimed at would-be investors of virtual coins and ICO’s warning them of potential risks and pitfalls associated with these novel products and emerging markets. With its release titled Use … Continue reading

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CFTC Issues Costumer Advisory for Buying Digital Coins or Tokens

This customer advisory emphasizes the need for conducting extensive research to determine your rights, what could affect the future value of digital coins or token, and steps you can take to avoid fraud or other problems. Many Initial Coin Offerings … Continue reading

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Regulators comment on securities law implications for offerings of tokens

On June 11, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (“Notice”). The Notice follows from the CSA’s previous guidance in Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency Offerings, where the CSA explained that … Continue reading

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Crypto update: January crash, securitized tokens and threats to traditional VC

Bloodbath in the CyrptoMarket For the past three years in January, Bitcoin experienced significant price corrections. This year is no different – except for its magnitude. Likely exacerbated by an influx of new investors and a spike in actively traded … Continue reading

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