Crypto Law Insider is the leading legal authority for entrepreneurs and investors in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. Last week I had the honor of attending the Digital Currency Group’s executive summit in Lake Tahoe. It was a wonderful event that brought together the founders, CEOs and C-suite executives of a number of their portfolio companies.
Tokenizing traditional financial assets, specifically security tokens, have become a favorite topic of late within the cryptocurrency realm. Several platforms are already positioning themselves to become fixtures in the eventual progression to tokenized assets. While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the topic, there remain several important, and substantial hurdles that need to be
Finance An independent study by Autonomous Research has found that initial coin offering (ICO) activity globally has dropped over 90 percent this year. With the high of about $3 billion in funds raised by token sales at the beginning of this year, September investments were less than $300 million, according to the firm. Also read: 160
Regulation The securities department of the US state of North Dakota has issued orders against three companies promoting initial coin offerings in the state. They are Bitconnect, Magma Foundation, and Pension Rewards. The investigations are part of Operation Cryptosweep which involves over 40 US and Canadian securities regulators. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter
Regulation Three U.S. agencies have taken action against international bitcoin-funded securities dealer 1pool Ltd., aka 1Broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says 1Broker violated federal securities laws. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says it violated the Commodity Exchange Act. Meanwhile, the company says it is working on letting customers withdraw their funds. Also