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ICOs and the SEC’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: A Brief Primer

In just the last few months, the SEC has brought successful enforcement actions against EtherDelta, Paragon, Airfox, DJ Khaled and “Money” Mayweather himself, all predicated directly or indirectly on unregistered Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”). These settlements confirm that the...

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton: No Bitcoin ETFs Until There Is Greater Oversight; “Assume Your ICO is a Security”

Securities Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton is reluctant to add digital currency ETFs, including Bitcoin ETFs, over fears of market manipulation, centralization, and custody security. Speaking at Consensus Invest in New York, Clayton said he will not support ETFs...

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