Browsing the "SEC" Tag

SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

| Nikhilesh De

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

ICOs Are ‘Effective Way’ to Raise Capital If Rules Are Followed: SEC Chairman

| Yogita Khatri

SEC chairman Jay Clayton has said that ICOs can be an "effective way" to raise capital, but securities laws must be followed.

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

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist order against CoinAlpha after it offered unregistered securities.

SEC Again Delays Decision on VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has postponed its decision deadline on the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF to February 2019.

Bitcoin ETF Seekers Met With SEC Monday In Latest Pitch for Approval

| Nikhilesh De

VanEck, SolidX and Cboe met with SEC staff on Monday to demonstrate how the bitcoin market is ready for an ETF.

SEC Fines Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled for ICO Promotions

| Nikhilesh De

Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled settled charges with the SEC, which said they promoted ICOs without disclosing payments from token issuers.

US Judge Denies SEC Push for Injunction Against Crypto Startup

| Nikhilesh De

A US District Judge ruled that the SEC has not yet provided sufficient evidence that Blockvest broke securities laws.

SEC Chair Clayton: Crypto ETF Needs Exchanges ‘Free From Manipulation’

| Nikhilesh De and Stan Higgins

Token issuers looking to fund their businesses with the proceeds should "start with the assumption that it's a securities offering," according to the…

The SEC’s Recent Rulings Are More About Exchanges Than ICOs

| Noelle Acheson

The SEC's focus on crypto exchanges may disrupt some business models, add compliance and paperwork costs, and perhaps trigger a sector concentration.

Nearly 500 Crypto Startups Bank at Silvergate, IPO Filing Reveals

| Daniel Palmer

The California-based operator of Silvergate Bank has detailed its relationships with the cryptocurrency industry as part of its IPO filing with the…