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A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York emphasizes the importance of considering all obligations under the federal securities laws for any transaction that might involve a “security.”

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April 9, 2020
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Last week on November 6, 2019, the SEC Enforcement Division released its annual report on the Commission’s enforcement activities for the fiscal year.

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November 13, 2019
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A few weeks ago we wrote about the skepticism Libra, Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, faced from U.S. regulators. Since then, Libra’s unpopularity has spread across the Atlantic.

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September 25, 2019
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A month after announcing its new global digital currency “Libra,” Facebook is finding itself under increased scrutiny with U.S. regulators. Lawmakers and senior government officials are raising…

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July 30, 2019
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Law enforcement agencies have warned that digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are easily used by criminals to launder the proceeds of illegal activities. In the past, buying and selling Bitcoin was…

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July 24, 2019
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On May 9, 2019, SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce delivered a speech via video conference to the Securities Enforcement Forum lamenting the Commission’s failure to develop meaningful regulation in…

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May 15, 2019
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On October 19, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), adopted changes to its global anti-money-laundering (“AML”) standards to address cryptocurrencies. The announcement came right before…

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November 5, 2018