”Decentralized Networks a Powerful Phenomenon” – Why the SEC Commissioner Proposes Time-Limited Grace Period for Tokens

Crypto-Friendly SEC Commissioner Proposes 3-Year Grace Period for TokensU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce has formally proposed a grace period of three years for tokens. Project developers would be exempt from the federal securities laws during that time, provided that they meet certain conditions. After that, they must determine whether their token transactions involve the offer or sale of a […]

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SEC to Boost Access to Crypto Investments With Proposed New Accredited Investor Definition

SEC to Boost Access to Crypto Investments With Proposed New Accredited Investor DefinitionThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amending the definition of “accredited investor” — a move that will increase access to regulated cryptocurrency investments. A number of them are currently only available to accredited investors. Among other changes, a person can qualify based on professional knowledge, experience, or certifications. Also read: Lagarde Sees […]

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These CountriesThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A […]

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‘This Is Not an ICO, Just Barter’ – How Issuers Attempt to Evade Regulatory Scrutiny

"This Is Not an ICO, Just Barter” - ICO Issuers Alter Terms to Evade Regulatory ScrutinySome issuers of initial coin offerings have started to change the terminology they use to refer to their token sale in a bid to evade the attention of regulators – the hawkish U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in particular. With research finding that fewer than half of ICO projects make it past the first […]

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SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not SecuritiesOn March 12, the cryptocurrency and blockchain legislative advocacy group Coincenter published correspondence between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd. The letter explains that Clayton and the SEC’s staff analysis confirms that Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies are not subject to securities laws. Also read: Cointext Adds the Ability […]

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SEC Solicits Blockchain Analysis Tool to Identify Wallet Owners

While U.S. investors are waiting for a bitcoin ETF to be approved, American financial regulators are looking to make the market more transparent. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking a service that will identify the owners of wallet addresses for multiple cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Chainalysis: Two Hacker Groups Stole $1 Billion in Crypto […]

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Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5 Million

Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5 MillionRiot Blockchain, Inc. replaced its CEO in September after the SEC charged him in connection with a fraudulent $27 million pump and dump scheme. Now another person involved in that case, biotech billionaire Phillip Frost, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle the charges. Also Read: The Daily: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to […]

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