カテゴリー: Jay Clayton

Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report

'Secret' US Investigations into 'Hundreds' of ICOs, SEC 'Tightens Noose,' According to ReportHundreds of startups are reportedly being “secretly” targeted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for their involvement with initial coin offerings. Companies that participated in ICOs are now scrambling to clarify whether their token constituted a security, and, if so, whether it was properly registered with or exempted by the SEC. Also read: Europe, […]

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Billions of Dollars ICO Industry is Governed by Securities Law, Judge Rules

Billions of Dollars ICO Industry is Governed by Securities Law, Judge RulesU.S. V. Zaslavskiy, 17-cr-0647, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn), just might go down as a definitive case for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Many, many billions of dollars generated through initial coin offerings (ICOs) are now, according to a federal judge, considered under the jurisdiction of securities laws. Also read: Philippines Okays […]

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Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay Clayton

Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay ClaytonBitcoin might have a mole, a sympathetic insider at the highest levels of the US financial regulatory apparatus, if recent ecosystem press accounts are to be believed. According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) meeting transcript, SEC Chair Jay Clayton has privately expressed deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies, including during a heated exchange with […]

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Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public Protest

Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public ProtestSmarting from its bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) denial by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Van Eck is pushing back in a formal letter of protest. A public response published on the SEC’s site methodically addresses each concern the regulator used in its rejection: valuation, liquidity, custody, arbitrage, and manipulation. Also read: […]

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Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities LawsIn recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies. […]

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SEC Chairman Applauds ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’

SEC Chairman Applauds 'Operation Crypto-Sweep'The chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, has issued a statement “applaud[ing]” the efforts of authorities associated with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in executing the current “enforcement sweep targeting fraudulent ICOs and crypto-asset investment products.” Also Read: 70+ Investigations: 40 Regulators Crack Down on Suspicious Crypto Schemes […]

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US Government Launches Scam Crypto Site

US Government Launches Scam Crypto SiteIn an effort to get ahead of the next round of scams, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created and published its own version of an initial coin offering (ICO) scam website. It’s a rather innovative way at approaching investor education in the brave new world of cryptocurrency. Also read: Federal Reserve Pres: People […]

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ICOs Brush Off Regulatory Concerns, Raising $1 Billion for the Third Month in a Row

ICOs Brush Off Regulatory Concerns, Raising $1 Billion for the Third Month in a RowDespite all the talk of increased regulation and looming lawsuits, ICOs seem immune. Many new tokens are struggling to trade above their ICO price on exchanges in the current bear market, but crowdsale allocations are still selling out. In February, ICOs raised $1 billion for the third month in a row. They’ll be sternly scrutinized […]

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SEC Subpoenas Shepherd ICOs Towards A+ Regulation

SEC Subpoenas Shepherd ICOs Towards A+ RegulationThe U.S Securities and Exchange Commission is believed to have issued dozens of subpoenas to ICOs in its quest to uncover evidence of securities fraud. Not only has it come after the startups themselves, but it’s reported to have subpoenaed their legal counsel too, as it pursues lawyers who may have facilitated any potential wrongdoing. […]

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Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment

Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment‘Commodities King’ Dennis Gartman has been left with a red face and diminished pension fund after investing in a dubious blockchain company. Shares in Riot Blockchain Inc plunged by 30% following a CNBC investigation, leaving Gartman’s fund in a negative balance for the year to date. The trader has previously described bitcoin as being “nothing […]

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