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Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More Delays Despite Government Shutdown The SEC has issued an order…

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SEC Report: Examining Cryptocurrency a Priority in 2019

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) listed the cryptocurrency market as one of the six focus points of its compliance monitoring activities for 2019. Spotlight on the Cryptocurrency Market According to a report titled “2019 Examination Priorities,” OCIE says it plans to shine the…

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2018 Sees 550% Uptick in Exempt ICO Securities Offerings Filed With the US SEC: Report

2018 witnessed a significant uptick in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) authorized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell securities to large-scale investors, according to financial news channel MarketWatch, Jan. 11. MarketWatch reportedly compiled its data for 2018 by searching the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR)…

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Most Cryptos Need CFTC’s Light Touch, Not SEC Oversight

United States congressman Darren Soto has said that most cryptocurrencies should not be regulated under the country’s securities regulator. Soto made his comments in an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on Jan. 10. According to Soto, crypto should be overseen by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) —…

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Bitwise Files for New Bitcoin ETF With SEC

Crypto startup Bitwise Asset Management has proposed a new bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) that it says would address the regulatory concerns that doomed previous attempts. The company has filed an initial registration form proposing the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund would track the Bitwise Bitcoin Total…

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Token Startup Templum Seeks SEC Clarity on Post-Trade Activities

Regulated token trader Templum wants to clarify how digital assets tracked or tokenized on a blockchain might fit within U.S. securities regulations. To that end, the company filed a rulemaking petition to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, in which the firm outlined how crypto assets and blockchain technology may be leveraged…

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Former AriseBank Execs Settle Charges in SEC ICO Fraud Lawsuit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two former executives of AriseBank, which was hit with a token sale fraud lawsuit in early 2018. Former AriseBank CEO Jared Rice Sr. and former COO Stanley Ford will pay a combined $2.7 million in disgorgement and penalties, as well as $187,767 each in…

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US SEC Fines Delaware-Based Digital Asset Fund and Issues Cease and Desist Order

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease and desist order against CoinAlpha Advisors LLC in addition to ordering a $50,000 penalty, according to a filing published Dec. 7. Delaware-registered CoinAlpha Advisors LLC was reportedly established in July 2017 to act as the managing member of and manager to fund CoinAlpha…

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SEC Fines Crypto Fund $50K and Issues Cease-and-Desist

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered fund manager CoinAlpha Advisors LLC to pay a $50,000 fine following what it deemed to be an unregistered securities sale. According to the order published Friday, CoinAlpha formed a fund in October 2017 with the goal of investing in digital assets. It reached out to possible investors,…

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