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SEC issues no-action letter in response to digital asset securities questions

SEC fines ICO rating website for taking money from issuers in exchange for better reviews

On July 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unveiled settled charges against UK-based Coinschedule.  Accessible in the U.S. from 2016 to August 2019, Coinschedule was a platform that reviewed upcoming initial coin offerings, providing seemingly objective perspective as to which ICOs were more or less scammy.  Per the SEC’s order: “The platform claimed to …

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SEC issues no-action letter in response to digital asset securities questions

SEC files insider trading charges years after iced tea company’s 2017 blockchain ‘pivot’

A now-infamous “pivot” from iced tea to blockchain tech that sent a publicly-traded company’s stock soaring has years later resulted in insider trading charges against three individuals. The Securities and Exchange Commission went public with its lawsuit on Friday, according to a press release, alleging that Eric Watson, Oliver-Barret Lindsay and Gannon Giguiere engaged in …

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SEC issues no-action letter in response to digital asset securities questions

SEC Commissioners say they’re concerned about the Gensler agenda

Securities and Exchange Commissioners (SEC) Hester Peirce and Elad Roisman are advocating the agency spend fewer resources on overhauling existing rules and more energy on crafting regulation for emerging areas — including digital assets. Though Peirce previously said she anticipated a Gensler-led SEC would create a “productive few years” for crypto, she and her colleague …

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WisdomTree becomes the second to file for an ETH ETF with the SEC

WisdomTree has filed for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on ether, according to a new S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The so-called WisdomTree Ethereum Trust plans to list on Cboe BZX Exchange, the same venue it plans to list shares of its proposed bitcoin ETF. The proposal will be updated as it …

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Despite SEC lawsuit against Ripple, why this was a quarter of XRP accumulation

Despite SEC lawsuit against Ripple, why this was a quarter of XRP accumulation

On 22 December, SEC charged Ripple for allegedly raising funds, through the sale of XRP in an “unregistered securities offering to investors.” According to the filing, co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse also “effected personal unregistered sales of XRP totaling approximately $600 million.” This action instigated by the SEC resulted in the immediate drop …

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Personal financial records of Ripple execs sought by the SEC

Personal financial records of Ripple execs sought by the SEC

The cryptocurrency market has been witnessing quite an event unfolding between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Ripple. There has been a lot of back and forth between the two parties and as per the latest development, the SEC is seeking the personal financial information of the Ripple executives named in the lawsuit. Ripple …

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Bittrex delists XRP in wake of SEC proceedings against Ripple

Bittrex delists XRP in wake of SEC proceedings against Ripple

It looks like the fate of XRP continues to wane as yet another exchange suspended trading of Ripple’s native crypto today. Crypto exchange Bittrex said that it has paused XRP trading, because of the US Securities and Exchange Commission accusing Ripple as well as co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse of allegedly raising over …

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What do SEC and CFTC press releases reveal about crypto regulation efforts?

What do SEC and CFTC press releases reveal about crypto regulation efforts?

Quick Take We analyzed the press releases of the SEC and the CFTC to draw insights on crypto-related enforcement efforts In 2020, we’ve seen the growth of crypto enforcement from the SEC drop while rising for the CFTC This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis …

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